Have you noticed that when someone brings a baby into the room, smiles spread in a slow wave across the room, and people feel a need to come over to admire and coo at the wee one? Such a simple part of life, yet such a powerful motivation for joy and smiles - the promise that life can be better, that there is hope and a future filled with opportunities.
Our first grandson got his first experience of the Pacific while his parents are visiting family in California. I've gotten a couple of notes about how much they are enjoying the visit and particularly Justin - the wee one does have a way of brightening the room!
So the next time you are feeling tense, unhappy, down - go find a baby and you will be surprised how much brighter life looks!