What’s the Purpose of Your Face?

By Meredith Mills

Friday nights are a favorite around our house. After running full speed all week, each family member looks forward to an evening of doing nothing.

Well, not really nothing.

We do have plans, but they’re fun plans, plans to stop everything and enjoy just being together. Most of the time, this means gathering in the living room for a family movie night (because anything else requires too much energy for this worn-out mom.)

One of our favorite movies is the DreamWorks film Home, about an unlikely friendship between a loveable alien and a scared little girl. At one point in the movie, as they’re looking for the girl’s mom, she becomes furious with her new friend. Confused by her angry expression, he asks in his awkward alien verbiage, “What is the purpose of your face?” He knows her look means something – he’s just not sure what (though she quickly fills him in!)

Like the main character in Home, our faces have a lot to say, and their words speak loud and clear. As we go about our day, our kids watch our faces and subconsciously ask the same question – “What is the purpose of your face?”

Let’s be sure we’re communicating what we want them to hear. For practical tips, read the rest of this post at Just18Summers.

What do you want to communicate with your face? How are you intentional about showing those things? Please comment below — I’d love to hear!

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