Last week was a pretty good week. I felt well all week and things all seemed to go how they were supposed to. But was there something special for a weekly smile?
I seem to repeat that last paragraph all of the time. I feel like an echo. Hey, echo! That’s it.
(And since this is an echo, some may realize that I posted about this on Tuesday)
Last week I picked up a guitar pedal that’s a digital recreation of a tape echo. No I don’t play guitar, but I do play synthesizer. Real quick, an echo repeats sounds that were played into them. Tape echos were hugely popular in the late 60s, and the 70s, particularly with the prog rock crowd. You can read all about it here.
After playing for a few minutes I did a short video on my phone. One thing to remember, the synthesizer I am playing makes one sound at a time, so all of that sound you hear are echos. (Don’t take this too seriously – it was for fun!)
(If you don’t see the video below, please click here)
Hope you enjoyed this smile :)
My smile this week was making some funny, spacey sounds with a recreation tape echo.
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! :)