When I met this graceful Snowy Egret just around dawn yesterday, I felt my heart was smiling. And I remembered a beautiful poem I had found some time ago. It spoke to me about reaching out, supporting one another, and brightening someone’s day. This is how it goes.
Let my soul smile through my heart
And my heart smile through my eyes,
That I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.
– Paramahansa Yogananda
I thought about it and realized there are sad hearts, for various reasons, all around me. Both physically and virtually. Known and unknown to me. I was walking and contemplating this when I saw a beautiful cloud on the sunrise sky. Whether synchronicity or not, it delivered the message.
If I could help rekindle even one smile in a sad heart this week, I would be happy. Just one smile.