There is a lot going on this week, some smiles, some not so much. Of course I am at work and just have a minute, so I will do a quick smile :)
I was on Cape Cod over the weekend and, as I always do, I was kayaking. At one point a seal came up close and looked at me, but disappeared. On my way back, it came up again, even closer and watched me for quite a while. of course I didn’t have my camera…. After it went under, I paddled for slow and soft, watching for it. Sure enough, a minute or two later, I heard a sound right behind me. I turned, and there it was just a couple of feet off the back of my boat. My guess is it would have watched me for a while, but when I turned I think I startled it. It stayed up for just a second or two longer, then dipped under. I paddled slow for a while, but didn’t see it again.
The seals are curious but easily frightened. I have seen them up close, but rarely as close as this one.
My smile for this week was a close encounter with a seal.
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.
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).