I can procrastinate with the best of them. Why do today what can be put off until tomorrow? One thing that I am usually pretty good at is taking down the Christmas tree. Every year it comes down on the first weekend after New Years Day.
This year something came up that weekend. And then I was away for several weekends. And there were emergencies. And I forgot on others. And I was busy. And…
OK, no more excuses.
I took down the Christmas tree yesterday, over 2 1/2 months later than usual.
I can hear you out there snickering. But I know a few people who kept their tree up much longer than usual this year. In fact, at least one person said they might try to make it until next Christmas ;) Well, I didn’t make it that long. So now I have a big chunk of my living room back.
That was my smile for the week, taking down the Christmas tree months behind schedule.
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! :)