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.