Last week was stressful. It wasn’t just what you are thinking. Work was tough. There was a mis-delivery that was not fun. Etc. But this weekend more than made up for it!
I spent the entire weekend on Cape Cod. It was unseasonably warm, and was sunny. I did a long walk on my favorite beach both Saturday and Sunday, rolling up my pant-legs and wading in the (frigid) water.
I took a long walk in the woods. It was gorgons! No photos, but the trees were all red, ranging from bright to brick, orange, from copper to gold and back, different dark yellows and many, many shades of green. A few weeks ago, New Hampshire was aflame in autumn color, and now the Cape was smouldering in the hot embers of that color.
I also made it out on the kayak a couple of times for very long paddles. The water was clearer than I have ever seen it. It was calm. There was almost nobody out on my first paddle, but I did share the water with a few boats on the second (I paddle at the same speed as the boats traveling in the no wake zone, so I followed the boats).
As I said in my Tuesday poem from last week, there is a calm in November. The world seems to be holding its breath. It is still alive, but getting ready to hunker down for winter.
That was my smile for the week – enjoying a peaceful weekend on Cape Cod.
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).