Winter has arrived in New Hampshire! Well, we had some frigid weather for a while, but the real snow arrived last week. It has snowed a few times and there is a thick covering over everything. It is very pretty.
I took several walks over the weekend in what can be described as a winter wonderland. At the edge of a our town there is a bare hillside. The backside is used as a sledding hill. It is called Carnival Hill because for decades back in the late 19th century, early 20th century, there was a huge winter festival there that drew people up from Boston. Part of it is the Three Town Toboggan Run, since it is on the corner of the three townships, and you can literally sled through parts of all three.
Anyway, Saturday evening, at sunset, it was gorgeous up there. The sky glowed pink and purple. There are places with wonderful views of the chain containing Temple Mountain, Pack Monadnock and North Pack. The snow glowed.
That is half of my smile.
One reason I did more walks than usual was I was trying to find my phone… I knew I had lost it during one of my walks,but didn’t know which one, so I retraced my footsteps on all of them. Several times. And I had a deadline before the snow moved in at noon on Sunday.
My second smile is that I found it! A big empty field with only my foot prints and the dogs foot prints. Mine several times, since I had followed them before. Anyway, when with the dogs, I was running, jumping, twisting, etc. At one point the phone must have flown out of my pocket (one reason I very rarely carry it). During a final pass, I saw a tiny divot in the knee deep snow. Could it be? Impossible, but… I reached my hand in and hit something hard. I pulled the ice covered phone out. It was on and glowing. After about 20 hours in the snow and over 25 calls to locate it, it was still at 86% battery.
So those are my smiles this week, walking in that winter wonder land and finding my phone in the deep snow.
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).