Commend: (v) to praise formally or officially.
A face that is not tired of still trying to offer a smile.
A childlike silliness, even when you aren’t with children.
A hope that opportunity will provide finance.
Being satisfied with beans and wieners.
Trying a new recipe, blowing it, but still eating a little.
Having it cross your mind to say “I love you” and doing it instead of choking it back.
Noticing someone who’s lonely and simply touching their shoulder as you go by.
Giving a dollar–or maybe two–to the homeless without wondering what they’re going to do with it.
Choosing to take action instead of just praying.
Listening instead of quoting a scripture.
Laughing when it’s time to stop crying.
Giving without thinking.
Caring without worrying.
Living fully without requiring a heavenly reward.
These are some things I commend.