You Smell Good

Everywhere we go, people breathe
in the exquisite fragrance.
   —2 Corinthians 2:14

Sitting on the outside deck of a café in Dover, England, author Rita Snowden was suddenly aware of a delightful smell. She asked her waiter where it was coming from. He said it was from some of the people walking by, who worked in a nearby perfume factory that had just closed for the day. The factory fragrance had permeated their clothes.

You may think your life is mundane; that your talent is blah, your influence zilch. Not so. You’ve worked hard to develop a pleasing personality: you’re sporting a smile instead of a scowl; respectfulness instead of rudeness; kindness instead of cruelty. You’re doing more good than you know.

People notice.

And so does God—for you give off a sweet scent rising to God (2 Cor 2:15).

Turn your frown upside down.

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