This was one of those weeks. You know the type? Nothing bad happened, but, then again, there was nothing that stood out. On the other hand, it was a pretty good week.
Last week I firmly returned to my running routine. I had missed about a month, so the first few runs a couple of weeks ago were tough, but this week I was able to make it out four times, so great!
There were a few good pluses at work. A major project came to an end. The start of a security review began on a positive note. A few other good things.
During a walk in the woods I stopped and watched a couple of deer for a few minutes. Always love to see wildlife, particularly in wild settings.
I saw plenty of birds, including a large hawk that followed above me as I ran (no, it wasn’t a vulture waiting for me to drop ;) ).
The dog-play is always fun!
Making music/playing keyboards.
Our local Lions Club (I’m the president) held a virtual candidates’ night.
A few outside visits with friends is always great.
Talking to friends and family on the phone and on line. (And in person, but I already stated that ;) ).
The list goes on and on, but you get the idea, so I’ll stop.
The big thing is the small things. Although looking back, we often reflect on those big events in life, in truth it is the day to day that is important, that series of small things. It is just those small things – smiles, wags of puppy tails, completing jobs, yummy food, etc. – that make life worth living. I will never win the lottery, but I will have a friend give me a compliment or a stranger a warm smile, and that is what it is about!
That was my smile, all of those small things that added up to a big week :).
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).