#1wordwednesday / SMILE – this one person is guaranteed to change your day

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Tom – a flight attendant on American Airlines made Kylie’s day when we took a family trip recently and she asked him for an apron. They smiled for a photo and she now has Tom’s apron! We’ll never forget Tom!

Smiling – that one thing can totally change someone’s day.

And this middle school crossing guard in the video below does just that every single day. I don’t know anyone else I’ve ever met in real life that has this kind of energy and outlook – even in the freezing pouring rain.

Is your school crossing guard as amazing as this???

 

Seriously – they aren’t joking when they say Jerome knows how to turn a “sidewalk into a party!”

Can we stop for a moment and talk about the fact that he has been a CROSSING GUARD for 22 YEARS and is still the happiest guy in town??

I wanna be like that.

I wanna make people smile.

Just look at all the comments on the Facebook video. Everyone that lives near us knows the Sun Valley Middle Crossing Guard and we ALL LOVE HIM!

I don’t even mind sitting in middle school traffic – just as long as I can roll my window down and get a high five as I pass him by.

Let’s all do this. Let’s make people around us SMILE.

Think of the impact something so small, yet so incredible uplifting.

Really – it all comes down to living a life that reflects God, where He has put you and being used daily by Him to encourage others, no matter what your current circumstances may be.

Be like Jerome. Rain, sleet, snow, crazy middle schoolers – whatever – he’s still smiling.

 

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Whatever you’re doing – think about how your smile and outlook can change life for the better.

At work.
At home.
With your family.
With strangers at the grocery store.
With the school crossing guard you pass every day.
With the random stranger you pass in line.

Just. SMILE.

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