Circa 1990











Everyone seems to be doing “Throw Back” Thursday. I thought I’d add a picture, just for fun.

This is a picture of me, circa 1990. I was a fresh faced young adult. I had just turned twenty-two, the month before this picture was taken.

A new college graduate.

Everything in front of me.


I would land my first “real” job in a mere two months from the time of this picture.

My adult life was just unfurling… I was new and green.

I thought I had it all together.

But, I had no real idea. Sigh, no idea…

The road ahead would lead me to some of the best times of my life and some of the most tragic.

Isn’t that how life is?

A constant mystery. Choices and decisions lead to other choices and decisions.

They knit together a life.

I look at this young woman in the picture

It seems a million years ago, and yet I remember it like yesterday…….

and I smile.

The Beauty Of Your Smile

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It doesn’t matter if you have straight teeth, or if you ever even wore braces.  Movie star whitened teeth are not mandatory.

A smile is one of the easiest things a person can wear. It doesn’t cost any money. Anyone can do it.

A genuine smile is a beautiful thing. A smile is the outward expression of a happy heart. That is what makes it so beautiful.

*The smiles of the young couple on their first date. The promise of what the future might hold.

*The smile of new parents who see their precious baby for the first time.

*The smile of a wife that makes her husband feel secure.

*The smile of a husband that makes his wife feel loved.

*The smile of a friend. So much to catch up on!

*The smile of a parent that sees their military child disembark from the plane, safe and sound.

*The smile of a child as he pets his new puppy.

The smile says so much, without saying a word…and that is what makes it so beautiful.

Will you share a smile today?