The Weekly Smile 3/16/2020


Although it is frigid out there this morning, it looks like Spring might actually be here!  I know, it was a relatively mild winter, so I don’t have a lot to complain about, yet the arrival of spring is always welcomed.

When I was on Cape Cod at the end of the week, I saw many flowers in bloom.  My favorites were the snowdrops.  Here are some in front of my house.


Back up in New Hampshire, I was a little surprised to see two crocuses, one purple and one white.  Here is the purple one, though in this phone photo it is a little out of focus.


We will still see a bit of cold weather, but there are signs of spring in the air!  I will be sure to get out as much as possible to enjoy it :)

That was my smile for the week, seeing early spring flowers.

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! :)

26 thoughts on “The Weekly Smile 3/16/2020

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  3. dawnkinster

    Nothing blooming here, though I should have snowdrops. Well. One snowdrop which is all I have left and it’s been hiding behind a downspout for years….this year I don’t see it. I guess a chipmunk ate the bulb. Sigh. I should just plant more. I loved seeing it because it was the first and only thing that bloomed here for a very long time each spring.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      We don’t have the snow drops in NH, so it is cool to see them on Cape Cod. Now there are a bunch of crocuses in bloom and I am seeing a bit of yellow on the forsythia. When I left the Cape, some of the daffodils were beginning to bloom, but not yet in NH.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Spring is in the air! Yesterday I heard the spring frogs! Today there is two inches of snow on the ground… Oh, wait a second.. ;) I’ll be over to check out your smile in a few minutes :)

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  5. Marilyn Armstrong

    Can’t get “like” to work anywhere including on my own site.

    These days, positive is that I’m still alive, we aren’t out of toilet paper, and hopefully, there will be food in the store on Wednesday when my SS check comes in.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      WP has been acting odd lately. Well, I have been off of WP for a couple of weeks, but it was acting odd when I was reading more…

      I go to the grocery store every Monday at 8 PM and usually have it to myself. It was packed last night, and there were dozens stocking shelves as fast as they were being stripped. Except for bread (I didn’t check the TP). If you like produce, I think I was the only person buying produce out of the over stuffed bins (except bananas, no bananas). I assume people want food that will last 2 months, not rot after a week… Good luck in your shopping and “social distancing”.


  6. Gary A Wilson

    Hi Trent,
    Just today I finally figured out the right question to research about a problem I was having with our plum tree (the same one you saw photos of) It turns out that it was suffering from a certain aphid infestation and the little monsters are almost too small to see so every time I looked for something like this, I was looking right at them the whole time. Now the tree is treated and hopefully will recover nicely and return to its normal high fruit production.

    Also, I made enough time to produce a short story that has been well received and so I’ll share it here as part of my smile for the week. Here’s the link:

    Thanks for keeping us smiling.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Glad you go the tree situation under control. We have lost a couple of trees, so I know ti can be frustrating. I’ll be by to see your story in a few minutes.


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