Smile Because It Happened

AB Quote Card - Don't Cry, Smile

I heard this quote for the first time 2 years ago. We were in the middle of making some life changing decisions, which were bringing many tears to my eyes. When our CFO Jeff Blevins quoted, “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened,”…

It struck me!

The truth of that moment sank into my heart and I knew the things that we had experienced over the past 25 years would always be a part of our lives. What happened had brought us great joy and great blessing and I decided it was worth smiling about.

While there are still moments when I feel the tears well up, I never forget to smile because it happened. There is always something in our past that we can smile about, no matter how many tears may have fallen.

– Anne Beiler