Hi all! I took a bit of a blogging break and have been off line quite a bit over the last two weeks. Last week I went up to northern Maine to have Thanksgiving with the in-laws. There was a bit of crusty snow when I got there. The dogs, however, loved it – this is early Wednesday morning:
A few hours later I took my own photo just to prove I was there ;)
It snowed over night into Thursday. It is very pretty area! Yes, that is a large lake in the background.
Fiyero loves the new snow.
It was a typical family eating fest for Thanksgiving. A lto fo visiting, talking, etc. I did go out with my “real” camera on Friday taking photos, but haven’t had a chance to look at them yet.
A relative who couldn’t make it asked if I could take a picture of the old church in the snow. I got the request just before i left, so I wasn’t able to get a good photo, but:
I drove back Saturday. It is a 6 hour drive.
My smile this week is a visit to northern Maine.
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! :)