Hi all! It’s been an odd week over all. I think I complained a lot in my weekend coffee share post. Oh well, it was like that in ways. But it wasn’t all bad, and some of those things I complained about were actually had a good side to them. So things were pretty good, but there was no one big thing that stood out.
Yep, you guessed it, this is another “it’s the small things in life that count” post ;)
I have said it many times, and I will say it again: we cannot expect one huge thing after another, life doesn’t work like that. To get the most from life we need to celebrate the small, be grateful for the common and smile at the every day.
There were some highlights last week. I had a few great walks, including into a small bit of woods near my house. I had the best run I have had since I’ve been back from my trip. I spent time socializing with friends and neighbors. I talked to family. Although I complained about getting home well after my bedtime, seeing all of the people at the Lions Club dinner meeting was good. We had some much needed rain! It is going to be hot today, but we had a couple of very comfortable days. I’ve returned to blogging after all of that time off (I posted a lot last week, but more than that, I read quite a few posts). I’m in the middle of a great book. I received some fresh honey in the mail (my dad has bees).
Oh, there is a lot more, those are just some of the things that came to mind immediately without even thinking about it. If I put thought in, I am sure I could come up with a list 10 times as long.
So, on an odd week that at first glance seemed to be all about some super stressful situations at work, and yet, without even thinking I can come up with about a dozen things to smile about, some are huge things. Some have even bigger smiles behind them (that my 89 year old dad, who caught Covid on our recent trip, is able to take care of bees, gather honey is a much bigger smile than getting honey!!)
That is my smile for the week, all of those little things that make up life.
What made you smile?
A reminder – although you can still put up smile posts on your own, I will not be putting up smile posts for the next two weeks.
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 weekly post as I used to – Sorry, I do not have time.