My heart is smiling.If you're friends with me on Facebook, go on over to my page and watch the video I shared Thursday night. For the rest of you, lemme tell ya 'bout it. I posted a couple weeks ago about a woman at GLC who is sometimes quite difficult. And about the hope I had in witnessing a positive interaction between her and a care-giver one morning. The entire scene was encouragement for me to not give up trying to reach a person. Even a hard person. Fast forward to yesterday afternoon. I walked into the memory care unit and heard a new-to-us musician playing. The song was fun and upbeat, so I started dancing. A few heads turned to watch me, and I let their attention spur me on to more silliness and dramatic interpretive dance. Yes, I love performing for these folks. Anything to make them smile.And that's when I saw it. A great.big.smile on the face of that woman who isn't often very pleasant. She was looking straight at me, watching me dance, and seemed to be enjoying it right along with everyone else.That view in itself was enough to make my day. But it got better.The daughter of one of our residents took a cue from my silliness and started dancing with me. That is, we had our arms around each other, swaying and twirling, and having a bunch of fun. And when that dance was over?I decided to take my chances and ask my smiling friend if she would like to dance with me. She agreed to it - with a smile - and if you can get to my Facebook page, you can watch. So glad my supervisor had her phone with her and got the video.Encouragement, once again, my friends: Never give up reaching out to someone with love. Never, ever give up!