I’m a little late in posting this since it’s been a busy morning… Anyway, I hope you all had a nice new year and that your 2020 is going well. Funny thing about new year…
I’ll admit, I am a pretty boring person. I don’t remember the last time I went out on New Year’s Eve. Ages ago. I do not want to drive! This year?
We had breakfast on Monday the 31st at an Irish restaurant that specializes in French Toast. Makes sense, no? We chatted with our waitress and she said we should go to an Irish pub for New year’s Eve. They weren’t taking reservations any longer, but if we gave her our name and number she could get us in. Funny thing is that the pub is within walking distance of our house! We hadn’t been there, so we decided to give it a try.
OK, I am still boring – we made reservations for 5:30 PM. The good part is that we sat down right when the first band began to play. We stayed for their entire set and left at around 9. Early evening, but…
It was fun. I don’t see live music as much as I should. It was just pub food, but good. This was also the first New Year’s Eve that I had done anything except for Chinese in ages. And I found a new place to go that is within walking distance to my house.
My smile this week was spending the early part of New Year’s Eve at an Irish pub.
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! :)