Sunday, October 9, 2011

Magnificent Monday: Smiles can light up the world.

Welcome to another Magnificent Monday, to kick this week off on a high note. 
Smiles can light up the world. The glow of a a spontaneous smile is immediately appreciated and engenders a positive warm response, no matter how off one can be feeling. This week, an online friend is having a heart procedure and I know he'll be reading this, so I went through a few albums and pulled out a few snaps of warm-hearted smiles I have captured from our travels. Let's post up more articles and photos of ''Smiles" and light up his world. Let's send heaps of positive energy flowing his way.


I love these Ethiopian  kids expressions, especially that look on the face of the one on the right. 

 Ethiopian kids would greet us with "Hey Mister, you, you,you, youoooo!"   .


Young girl at Sunrise Children's Village, Siem Reap, Cambodia, an orphan girl  smiles as she knows she has a chance others dream about. 


These kids want $1 for a snake! I love the cheeky expression on the child's face on the right.
Siem Reap Cambodia.


Look at the expressions on every child's face here. Kindergarten supported by EHRA at Anixab, Damaraland, Namibia.

Meeting Savitri, our sponsored child in Jharkhand State, India. The joy on my wife's face makes this one of my most treasured photos. Savitri is overcome with the attention and burst into tears soon after.


Our Mongolian host family with a heap of smiley faces- even Grandma is, believe it or not!

I'm not allowed to smile while the facial mask gets to work! But I do occasionally.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

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24 comments:

Elizabeth Young said...

Great work here Jim, love all the pics!

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Love all the smiling faces - made me smile and warmed up my heart!! You're a brave man! My hubby would never get a facial lol.

John said...

Great article, Jim. It is always good to see a smiling face.

sparklemezen said...

Love the smiling faces... great shots Jim

NvGtravels said...

Wonderful smiles and memories. Photos like these make me desperate to get back on the road again!

Cathy Sweeney said...

Wonderful smiles! Love the photo of your wife and Savitri -- such a memory and treasure.

Micamyx|Senyorita said...

What a great post to see in a Tuesday morning! Have a nice day, Jim!

Nancie said...

Fantastic shots, Jim! There is nothing like a smile. I finally got my post up. I'm sure it is still Monday somewhere in the world :)

Grace said...

Love your collection of smiles Jim. It just made me smile =)

John in France said...

Thanks for this wonderful collection of happiness!

Ravenmyth said...

The resiliance of children is amazing...love all the smiles...it makes you smile right along with them...like you I liked the photo of your wife and Savitri...her face is telling you everything...as always Jim...beautiful photo's of far off places...

Nicki said...

Great photos. I particularly love the one of your wife meeting Savitri. Thanks for sharing the joy!

Jody K. said...

Smiles are contagious, aren't they? Your post and your pics brought a smile to my face and made my day brighter. Thanks Jim!

Traveling Ted said...

They call Thailand the land of smiles, but these photos show that they are wide and happy in other countries too.

Alpana Jaiswal said...

Great pictures Jim...I am sure u must have had a great time.

Mani said...

Jim its fabulous. I loved it..

Thanks for this post , it will inspire me to complete my creation
Every face has a story!

God Bless!

Julia said...

Well, what a perfect set of photos! All beautiful smiles. I love the one of the three cheeky boys - so cute.

Dangerous Linda said...

L-O-V-E!!! I was smiling from ear-to-ear as I meandered through your photo album today! This does my heart good, even though I wasn't having any probs with the ol' ticker when I arrived ;-)

Blessings to your friend!

Phil said...

Love this post, Jim!! Such an inspiring and uplifting collection of photos!

JIM said...

Some great faces lol love the smiles!!! We all our green with envy:) I'll be back in a day or two!!!



Jim

Jim said...

Hiya JIM! I hope you felt the energy coming your way!
So many positive comments and other linked articles...it's been a very buzzy post to do and get reactions on.
Thanks to everyone!

Nomadic Samuel said...

Jim, the smiles here are really authentic and genuine - great post!

Leah Griffith said...

Jim, I love this post. The smiles lit up my morning. It looks like you have an amazing life and what's even nicer is that you share it with us. Thanks.

Gladys | ByahengBarok.com said...

Great photos! Such an inspiration for me to write a post about the photos of smiling children i took during my travels :)