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In Every Face, The Face Of . . .

One morning I slogged down the stairs, feeling cranky and put-upon for having to make school lunches for my kids at 6AM, something I’ve been doing for about 20 years–with another 10 more years of tuna, turkey, or salami on the horizon.
(I blame my five children for being born so darn many years apart.) It was with this self-pitying attitude that I tore the clear plastic seal from the top of the cream cheese and saw this smiling back at me>.

I immediately laughed out loud. I turned to the empty room and held it up to no one, grinning. It changed the tenor of my whole day for the better.

I decided then and there to really try to look for happy faces forming around me. In addition to me forming a sunnier attitude, something else happened.

Over the course of a few short months I encountered more smiling, smirking and giggling edibles.

NONE of them were ever manipulated by me. I was delighted and surprised each time I saw one. It got so even the people around me were finding them too!

My face by my daughter, Harper.

This experience of consciously “seeking” smiles in my food actually leading to “seeing” smiles in my food got me thinking. . . Many spiritual teachings entreat us to see God in every face, so I thought, “What if I really start seeking divinity in every person I see?” Guess what? (I’ll let you in on the secret.) It works! You see it in every face, even your own.

Mammaste. Divinity in the everyday.

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3 Comments Post a comment
  1. Rita Larson #

    loved this Lori. thank you!

    February 28, 2011
  2. caroline Schwert #

    Hi Lori,
    I came upon your Mamaste website and am very happy that I did. It’s wonderful! I know we haven’t talked much in recent years, but I always enjoy walking by your house and now I’m happy to have found this place, too.
    Best,
    Carrie Schwert

    April 26, 2011
    • Thank you Carrie! Next time you are walking by, stop in please! I would love to catch up.

      April 26, 2011

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