Smile Because It Happened


“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”

Dr Seuss

The other day, several blogger buddies reminded me that March 2nd was the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel aka Dr. Seuss. If anyone could make the world smile, it was Dr. Seuss.

I am Sam
I am Sam
Sam I am. That Sam-I-am!
Than Sam-I-am!
I do not like
that Sam-I-am! Do you like
green eggs and ham? I do not like them,
I do not like
green eggs and ham.

Dr. Seuss

This week, the focus is smiling.  You know, that happy, kind or amused facial appearance, usually with the corners of the mouth turned up.  It warms our hearts; it gives us joy and brings sunshine to our day, even when there are buckets full of rain falling from the sky.

Smiles generate moments of vivid recall.  We remember kindness and genuine acceptance.  William Arthur Ward, said the “A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.”

Smiling seems an effortless way to spread compassion.

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, Yogi and Guru


Published by Rebecca Budd

Blogger, Visual Storyteller, Podcaster, Traveler and Life-long Learner

26 thoughts on “Smile Because It Happened

  1. I read Green Eggs and Ham to my son every night for three years! It was his favorite. He’s twenty now… thanks for reminding me of the little boy he once was 🙂


    1. Your son has the most excellent taste in good books. That was the book that taught me the joy of learning to read. Time goes and the moments linger like a breath of fresh air coming across the ocean…


      1. A smile costs nothing but is worth its weight in gold. And at the end of days a face tells its own story, laughter lines or worry craters, and best of all a smile is an instant facelift!!


      2. You are always so perceptive. The older we become, the more the story can be seen in our faces.

        “A smile is a facelift that’s in everyone’s price range!”
        Tom Wilson


  2. Oh my goodness. Do you have ESP? Your post was surely written just for me. Check out my post! You have made me smile and I love Dr Seuss.


    1. Oh my – what an adventure you are on! Just stopped by for a visit and thought of this quote, when I saw what happened!

      “If things start happening, don’t worry, don’t stew, just go right along and you’ll start happening too.”
      ― Dr. Seuss


    1. And this one is especially for you, my dear friend! I love tagging along on your travels…

      “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”
      ― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!


    1. What a wonderful, poignant story!!!

      “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
      Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
      ― Dr. Seuss, The Lorax


  3. “Smile” and Charlie Chaplin

    I thought of this song as soon as I read your post. Smiles make such a difference.


  4. Dr. Seuss, writer, poet, cartoonist, philosopher, innovator, and much more. How much he added to lives of our children and us. Thank you, Dr. Seuss and belated Happy Birthday.


    1. I agree. I understand that he was commissioned to write a book for children because the ones that were currently in use were boring. Dr. Seuss is anything but boring!!!


    1. And here I am, keeping up with you on the fast lane. What an adventure we are on…

      “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
      ― Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!


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