The Weekly Smile 12/17/2018 #weeklysmile


Yeah, I am very late with this!  I have been on the phone all day…  So no smiles there ;)  But plenty of smiles this last week.

Perhaps my biggest smile over the last week was the holiday parties.  OK, I only attended one, but had three on Saturday!  All was good with the other two.  I did have a good time at the one I did attended.  It was a nice evening of visiting with neigbors.

And I am sorry this is so sparse, but I have to get up and start working again….

What made you smile?


Come on, I’m sure you smiled at least once last week.  Why don’t you share it?  I hope you can join in!

Here is list of “rules” and guiding ideas.  If you don’t have time to read it right now, just remember that this is an exercise to spread positivity.  Don’t smile about the misfortune of others.  Don’t smile in a way to excludes others.  Make sure a 12 year old can read it.

And remember, the Smile can be anything, large or small.  Nothing, nothing at all is too small for a Smile!  Sometimes taking time to notice those small, every day smiles is more important than those once in a lifetime huge ones :)

To join in, write a post to share your smile and then leave a comment on this post with a link to your smile.  Or, if you prefer, do a pingback to this post (pingback = have a link from your post to this one).   You can post any time until next Sunday evening (to be simple, I will say midnight GMT, which is 7 PM Sunday for me).   Next week I will compile all of the Smiles and do a separate post of them on Monday morning just before the smile.  (I will shoot for around 7 AM EST).

Try to use the hashtag #WeeklySmile when you use Twitter or other social media that uses hashtags. I searched Twitter and found that #weeklysmile had been used only a handful of times back in 2012 and 2013. It hasn’t been used since. So it’s ours! I also registered it on Twubs.

You can use the graphic at the top. It is the official graphic for the event.

Now go out there and find something to smile about! :)


“There are days I go in search of the kind, compassionate, loving and beautiful. Despite what we sometimes see on the news, FB and elsewhere, there is much more beauty in the world than ugliness, much more kindness than hate or cruelty. Perhaps we should all have a goal to make at least one person smile every day.”


When I used to do a monthly compassion post, this was my theme:

Empathy is the glue that holds society together and compassion is what makes a group of people a civilization. Without holding our hands out to our fellow humans we become savages. We are all in this together, in a closed system, so we must all help each other. How lonely life must be for those selfish people who don’t realize this simple truth! How lonely for anyone who doesn’t realize that all are our brothers and sisters! How lonely must the self-righteous be!

14 thoughts on “The Weekly Smile 12/17/2018 #weeklysmile

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      That is a way to try it out! I hope he isn’t overwhelmed – I know I get overwhelmed by the noise at a party and have a hard time listening to a single person. I like to sit in a quiet corner… Actually, Saturday was nice. There wasn’t a huge crowd and they were spread out in 5 rooms, so it was easy to have relatively quiet conversation.


    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I typically telework, which in some ways makes those 10 hours of troubleshooting days easier! I am in the office today because there is a Christmas party ;) I’ll come over in a bit to check out your smile :)


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