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About the Smilie :)

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on August 10, 2010 - 3:35pm

You might wonder why I always sign my name with a smilie. It may seem annoying or childish, like the one the waitress puts on your bill. Here's why I always sign my name with one. It's because I had Bell's Palsy about six years ago.

It happened about a week before I was to attend my first Josh concert, the very first time Josh came to Milwaukee way back in 2004. Able to smile or not, I was determined to go. The same week, my dad--who was vacationing in Arizona--had emergency heart surgery, which was successful, thank God. But I ended up being bumped from my returning flight, and missed the concert.

Anyway, for about two weeks I couldn't smile, at least on the left side of my face, and I didn't know if I would ever be able to smile again. I'm grateful I recovered fully. Ever since then, I thank God for a smile and try to share one whenever I can.

I've noticed that some people just don't smile anymore. Maybe it's not cool, or maybe they're afraid to show who they really are. All I know is, be grateful for what you have, even if it's just a smile.

Christine :)