“Yes face” …
I recently had a friend who experienced a terrible tragedy. I had never been in this situation before and wasn’t quite sure how to help, but I knew I would support her in any way I could. When I saw her after this horrible experience I felt lost in how to support her, but I put on my “yes” face and let her decide how she would use me.
Have you ever looked in the mirror and really studied your face? Here’s a fun little exercise: next time you look in the mirror relax your face. Study how it looks. Do you have a “yes” face?
What I mean by yes face is, when someone looks at you, do they think you have an inviting, welcoming look that says they can depend on you? If the answer is yes, great! If not (like me sometimes) it’s time we work on our “yes” face.
Y’all, this thing called life is hard. Every single day is a struggle against something. How wonderful would it be if we could make a conscious effort to lift each other up just by something as simple as the expression on our face?
1 Thessalonians 5:11 says, “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” By keeping a “yes” face you open yourself up to people around you. An encouraging smile can go a LONG way!
I decided to keep my “yes” face on because that was the only thing I knew to do at that moment. Words failed me, but it turned out I didn’t need them. She just needed a good ear, a big hug, and someone to cry with. Even though it didn’t seem like much, I kept myself available to encourage her in a way she needed at that moment.
It doesn’t take much to brighten someone’s day. And who knows, maybe they will pass on the kindness and start an encouraging chain reaction!