Hi all, there has been a lot to smile about over the last week. Right now I am smiling because this heatwave is coming to an end ;) Also there is that huge anniversary of the Moon landing – I’m a space nerd, so that is huge. There are other things personally, like walks in the woods, kayak paddles, watching hawks fight, a flock of turkey, etc. But I will pick something very strange – a haircut.
For most of my life I have worn my hair relatively long for a male. Lately, however, it has been getting just a little unwieldy. I didn’t mind the Beethoven hair jokes, but after the second or third “ma’am”, well, time for a haircut….
Here is before:
Here is after:
Not great photos (squinting into the bright light!), both selfies, but perhaps you can see the difference in length. In ways I like the long hair better, you know, that 70s rock star vibe, but truthfully I am very glad I got it cut.
My smile this week is getting a much needed haircut.
What made you smile?
A reminder that since i was out and missed last week’s smile, there is no smile recap. There will be one next week :)
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) (Note – pingbacks have been very inconsistent – please leave a comment :) ). 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! :)