I had a lot to smile about this last week, though I am reserving the biggest smile until later :) OK, to not leave a mystery, I spent a lot of time recording and making a video for the music, but I don’t have it to share yet, so will wait until I can post it.
So what else did I smile about, besides the music? I spent a long weekend on Cape Cod, which is pretty normal. I visited my favorite beach, Chapins Beach, for a long walk for the first time since Spring, so that was great. I took a long walk in the woods, which is always relaxing. I walked on West Dennis beach twice and ran by it twice (part of the run is the access road/parking lot, where the beach is just south of the access road and a salt water marsh to the north). I took other walks and spent a lot of time by the water, despite the cold and wind. And I was on a blogging break – I spend very little time on line over the weekend. This made for one of the most relaxing weekends I’ve had for a while :)
My smile this week was a very relaxing weekend on Cape Cod.
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) (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! :)