Hi all! This was an odd week, though for the most part, a good week. There were a lot of small smiles in there, smiles from my dogs and cats, family and friends, work (yes, I know…), astronomical observations ( ;-) ), learning, playing music, listening to favorite music, writing, reading, and on and on.
So what is my big smile for the week? Hmm.
Perhaps a Zoom meeting with my family.
It’s been years since I have spent Christmas with my family, which is fine, but I typically see my siblings at least once a year and my parents at least twice. Most years it is more. 2019 was an odd year, and I only saw my parents once, and, because of the obvious, I haven’t seen them at all in 2020! So I have not seen a family member in the flesh since the 4ht of July, 2019.
My parents often have huge Christmas dinners with 20 or 30 people, but this year it was just them.
So a Zoom meeting was had, the second one this year.
It was nice. A nephew and a niece couldn’t make it, but all of the others did. It was nice.
So that is my smile for the week, a little family get-together via modern technology.
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).