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“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”― Thich Nhat Hanh

Another day in quarantine world. I hope you are happy and positive, planning for the future, but above all I hope you are in the present. I hope that whatever you are doing right now you are 100% present and enjoying it. 

There is no need to be productive, busy, creative, etc.  There is no need for anything other than just be.  Be where you are, stay where you are and make the best of it with the ones that you are with.  Make memories!

In the beginning of the quarantine,  for me about a month ago,  I had grand ideas.  I imagined learning a new language, doing several mosaic projects, reinventing myself, etc.

That is far from what has been happening.  It turns out that I have no time for anything. I will explain my lack of time in the next post.

In the meantime: Be here now! Be in the moment, find reasons to smile and be grateful. Make memories!

I know some are having a harder time than others, but still, smile.  You are alive, smile 🙂

Music by Charles Chaplin, Lyrics by John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons

Smile, though your heart is aching
Smile, even though it’s breaking
When there are clouds in the sky
you’ll get by
If you smile through your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You’ll see the sun come shining through
for you

Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness
Although a tear may be ever so near
That’s the time you must keep on trying
Smile what’s the use of crying
You’ll find that life is still worthwhile
If you’ll just

“If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don’t be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning ‘Good morning’ at total strangers.”― Maya Angelou