Hi, all! Well, I’ll be the first to admit that there is plenty out there that is very Frown-Inducing this week! OK, I hate war. Don’t we all? But this is a smile post, right? It is not the place to talk about awful events that are going on in the world, nor about global politics.
On the personal side, it was a pretty good week. You can read my last post, my coffee share post, if you want to know more, but I want to go beyond a “it’s the small things” post.
It snowed here on Friday. We received about half the amount that was forecast and it was a light, powdery snow. OK, I am odd, but I did enjoy getting out and shoveling. I’ve always joked that snow removal is one of the few “respectable” ways an adult can go out and just play in the snow the way a child does ;) But it is true to some extent.
Saturday dawned bright and clear with little wind. It was cold, but the rising sun felt balmy. I dressed for Antarctica, and ended up over warm. But that was fine.
My first walk of the day was gorgeous. Few people were up at that hour, yet most of the snow removal had been completed the night before. The bright sun, all golden as it first peeked over the horizon, made the fresh, untracked snow flame up and sparkle with a billion diamonds.
Over the next two days I spent as much time as possible out walking in and enjoying the snow. By Sunday evening it was windy and felt cold with moist air moving in. The snow was crusting over in a way that made it hard for Fiyero to barge through without hurting, so that last walk stayed mostly to the road.
And so that is my smile, enjoying a late winter wonderland of new fallen snow and bright blue skies.
What made you smile?
Editor’s note – It is exactly when things look dark that we need to stop and reflect on our lives and see the good that is there, even if there appears too much bad. These are the times when we need to occasionally step back from the crisis and catch our breath for a moment before being inundated with it again.
(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.