The Weekly Smile 2/18/2019 #weeklysmile


This was an odd week, but over all pretty good.  not a lot of standout situations.  My original idea today was just to list a lot of small things that I smiled about and make the post “the little things in life”, but then I started filling in details and figured you didn’t need 5,000 words ;)  So here is one of those little things.

The only door into my new house that works is inside of a little enclosed area between house and barn.  It is small and dark.  So I spent maybe $20 on a battery powered, motion sensing, light detecting security light and spent 10minutes putting it up over the door.  Perfect!  I have no idea why nobody had done something like that before.  It was such a small thing, but made such a huge difference.

Have you noticed things like that?  I put up a really good utility shelf and pegboard in my shed and it became a totally different building.  I have put lights in places that didn’t have lights (like in the new house) and it improves so much.  It is like you get so, so much out of these tiny micro-projects.

That is my smile this week, a micro-project that had a mega-impact.

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.”

32 thoughts on “The Weekly Smile 2/18/2019 #weeklysmile

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I couldn’t find a place to comment, but you are right, I did see this. Yes, a most embarrassing situation, but one worth a smile or two… (I’m sure she laughed about for years).


    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Little things often do have big impact, and life is made up of a lot of little things. Now imagine if I did take those half a dozen little things that I had planned and put in as much discussion as I did about installing the safety light – maybe not 500 words, but too long ;)

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      1. Prior...

        Yeah – good call to not expound on the half dozen things – although there likely would be a handful (or more) readers that would soak up every word!
        I have learned that in blog land there are some followers who read a post if it is 500 words or 2,500 – they are there to glean and just follow who they want to read – ya know? But I also learned that most blog readers prefer less or prefer succinct posts (and – moi included) and so that is why I said good call –

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        1. trentpmcd Post author

          I am a bit of a hypocrite ;) I prefer shorter posts (most of the time) but very often post long posts. I am surprised by how many people will read a 3,000 word story or even a 30,000 word story spread over 15 posts.

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          1. Prior...

            Ahhh – I think you touched upon a good point tho – because how we post and how we interact and prefer others post might be different – ya know?
            And I recently had a clarity with how I “need” to post because it is part of my essence – and it has to do with combing challenges – sometimes I just want to combine away and it a challenge host does not want that – well that challenge is not for me – and I fully “get” that blog challenges sometimes need posts if their own and combining might pull from the aim of the other participants and so good for them – they can do that and I will find ways to do what works for me as a blogger – ya know?

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      It is great. Often there are a million of those little fixes that we could easily do and just never take the time. I’m sure this bugged the previous owners, but, well, i was the one that did it :)


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