Hi all! Happy Summer for those in the Northern Hemisphere, or Winter for those of you in the Southern. Yesterday was the big day, or at least the longest day up north. And I am having a bit of a summer vacation! I unexpectedly had Friday off and I am off today. I just got back from a long walk on my favorite beach. I’ve been swimming, hiking and kayaking. Yes, I am on Cape Cod.
My biggest smile was yesterday’s kayak paddle. It was my longest of the year up to this point and one of my longest in the last few years. I stayed at a constant fast rate, pulling in behind a motor boat and following it for the first four miles, passing it on occasion. OK, there is a speed limit on the river, and I paddle faster than that 6 mph posted limit.
I paddled in several very different environments, from small ponds to saltwater marshes to a small lake. Of course most of it was the tidal river, sometimes broad and smooth, sometimes narrow and swift.
I saw a lot of wildlife. Twice I had a seal come up and check me out. We just watched each other for a minute or two before the seals went under.
Overall it was a great paddle.
That is my smile for the week, a little early summer vacation and a great paddle on the kayak.
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).