This morning, as I was getting ready for my day with both girls running circles around me, I found myself daydreaming of my recent work trip to Guatemala (details coming soon) and had an interesting realization …
Why was it so deeply satisfying to go to a country where my ability to communicate through language was so limited? A place where I was able to leave my smart phone off the entire time? A place where I was dependent on communicating with only my hands and facial expressions instead of words … or texting, or e-mail, or Facebook, or blogging?
It is good to be reminded of the simplest forms of communication.
I am grateful to remember today that a smile can say everything you need to say. And if you aren’t face-to-face, a smile can still be heard. If you don’t believe me, test it by recording your voicemail without a smile, then again, with one. You can hear the difference. I promise.