Sometimes, all you need is a beautiful Richmond sunrise to make you smile.
Other times, putting away kitchen goodies with your best friend, followed by some raw honest words filled of excitement and truth, crankin' up the tunes and singing like a rock star, accepting a phone call with the caller is in the other room, hitting the mall as it is closing to shop for a wedding gift, and sipping ice cold beverages, enjoying laughter and reminiscing on the patio of Nacho Mama's in Carytown will do just fine. I smiled a lot yesterday. Smiles out of thanksgiving for freedoms I am privileged to experience. Smiles from gratitude for all who have sacrificed to allow such freedoms. And smiles commencing from the blessings God has poured over my life. But today, the 4th of July is over, not forgotten, but over. We have all moved onto July 5th. A day filled with it's own smiles, it's own memories and hopefully filled with just as much gratitude. So here's to it folks, get your smiles on and be thankful for all the little things each day holds. So for now, for this morning, a cup of coffee in bed, morning prayers, a yellow kitty cat, and a squeeze of the hand already has this girl grinning from ear to ear.