Archive for January 10th, 2010


#10 light up your face with gladness

010/365 light up your face with gladness, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

Today was a dreary day. Our town had been swallowed by a cloud that made everything greyish white, almost colourless. What’s more, I had over 60 essays to mark waiting for me, which didn’t actually help to lift my spirits.

Then, unexpectedly, emptying our recycling bags at the local bin, I noticed something unusual hanging from a tree. What on earth could it be? Somebody had carefully hung this red Christmas ball on a branch by the main road!

It instantly brought a smile on my face, and luckily, thanks to this challenge, I again had my camera with me. Serendipity! The old Nat King Cole song started playing in my mind.

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 just smile


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