A woman asked her young son, “how do you do it buddy?”
”How do you deal with this kind of pain and keep smiling?”
The ten year old had had countless surgeries and now a rare spinal disorder.
”Well, Mama, life goes the way the corners of your mouth turn. “
She asked what he meant.
”If you smile, life goes better. So, if I have the choice, why wouldn’t I smile?
And if I have the choice to complain or not complain, I’m going to choose not to complain, because if my mind is complaining, my body is going to complain, too.”
**. This young boy surely has an old soul.
Harris Faulkner from the book Faith Still Moves Mountains