Hello! I had quite a bit to smile about last week. Not a stellar week, but pretty good over all. Thinking of one thing in particular to write about, without sounding like a broken record, was difficult.
So, do any of you under 40 understand what “sounding like a broken record” means? Back in the dark ages music came on these platters called “records”. They were made a vinyl. No, I’m not joking. If there were scratches in the vinyl, the record would skip. Sometimes the scratches were just right so that it would enter an infinite loop and the same clip would play over and over and over again.
Thinking of music, you may have noticed that I have been playing a lot of music lately. I don’t mean streaming it, using an mp3 player, or even ancient vinyl. I’m talking about I have turned on my electronic music instruments (or sat down at the piano) and played. The studio reorg (see here) helped kick off the latest music wave. I have posted two videos recently, The Coventry Carol and Vivaldi’s Winter performed on a synthesizer. Besides these two pieces of music, I have been workign on a few other music projects, some which might see the light of day, as well as just “jamming”.
OK, I’ll admit that part of it is that I have not been writing outside of my blog for a few months, so music has become my creative outlet, but it is still nice.
That is my smile for the week, playing music.
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! :)