The Weekly Smile for the 22nd of November, 2021 #weeklysmile

Hi! This was an odd week. I did a lot of the same old things, many which make me smile, such as the very long walks in the woods I took over the weekend and the long run over the mountain that I have written about in the past. I also had a cute kitten sleep curled up against me all night a few nights.

There were a few differences from the typical, such as playing music – I spend a huge chunk of time playing and recording a new song. I did some Christmas shopping for myself – lol, sometimes it is easier to get what I want and hand it off to someone to give it back ;)

Over the last week I revisited some old writing and old artwork. I dug up a few old music projects and listened to them. I just plain revisited the past.

I had a little recognition both at work and in my personal life. Nothing huge, but a smile in each of the cases.

But what stands out? What is the big smile about?

All of them!

I hate doing another “It’s the small things” post. How about “I woke up on the right side of the dirt”? No…. OK, “It’s the small things: it is. Oh, wait, I like “All of those small things I am very grateful for but am usually to rushed to slow down and actually give that thanks that is needed.” Sound good? (In the US this is Thanksgiving week!)

This week’s smile is about all of the small things that make up life, all of those things I am grateful for but am usually too rushed to remember them. Those things I really nee to give thanks for and too rarely do. Today I am :)

And it makes me smile.

What made you smile?

(A reminder – There will not be a Smile Recap post next week).


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).  Note – I am no longer compiling the Smiles into a Recap post. I’ll try to get the new smile out between 7 and 8:30 Eastern Time.

29 thoughts on “The Weekly Smile for the 22nd of November, 2021 #weeklysmile

      1. Lorraine

        I’ve shared space/meals with vegans (and such), so although I can’t do legumes, there are some “universal” leftovers (which I do like better than the turkey). Baked stuffing with gravy (I make a decent vegan gravy when needed) is probably my favourite. With some mashed potatoes (cream and butter for those who still dairy) on the side.
        I don’t do thanksgiving feast with the “who beast” unless at in-laws or friends. Sometimes bake up a quiche or lasgna. My diet is limited by allergies and food senstivities. I make acceptions for special occassions — hence left over stuffing and mashed potatoes.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks, Diana. Yes, we do need to stop and think about those small things that often pass us by, perhaps give as much thanks for the smallest of the small as we do for the biggest of the big :)

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  8. Tena Carr

    Our Meekah likes to lie at the bottom of our bed when we go to sleep. Sometimes I’ll even reach out and pet her w/ my foot, or let my foot lie very gently (no weight) on her (to which she’ll give it a lick😂) . Definitely one of those things to make you smile 😊.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      We have a couple of good sized dogs on our bed, so the cats don’t venture on often. This week my wife was away and had the dogs, so the cats slept with me :) Yes, I agree,. definitely one of those things to smile about :)

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  9. WildChild47

    There’s nothing quite like stopping for a moment, even in a rush, and suddenly smiling when you realize just how grateful you actually are for a “small slice” – it’s rather humbling, especially as we live in a society that trumpets the “bling and bang!” …. so yeah, perhaps “dull” – seemingly boring, certainly not extraordinary if one plays the comparison game, but most times, it actually is more than enough. :)

    Glad that you had the chance to shop for yourself – LOL – most times, it’s just easier – saves time and trouble and anxiety. So why not? ;)

    And of course, I do hope you have the chance to celebrate your thanksgiving, with family and friends, or however you wish it to be – safely and with really positive energies and vibes for all. :)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Occasionally my “smile posts” have that theme – you need to smile about the small day to day things in your life, no matter how trivial. These are the things that are important, not the huge, once in a blue moon things….
      My wife often buys things for me to give her and we always do lists in/on places like Amazon, but I need a new coat, and only I can choose soemthign like that, so….
      Thanks! I hope you have a wonderful week :) I forget if you are from the US (for some reason I am thinking Canada), but if you are, I hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving.

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      1. WildChild47

        *gobble gobble* – LOL – I’m Canadian ;) but no matter, we can all share holidays and the sentiments ….. and I hope you have a wonderful holiday celebration. :D

        gift giving can get weird and stressful, and you’re so right, some things need to be done in person, and I think, however people decide to work it out, as you’ve said, lists and options or whatever, works – if it works for them …. so it’s all good :)

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