The Weekly Smile for the 8th of May, 2023 #weeklysmile

Hi All. Hope you had a good week. I’m not sure about my week, but it was a good weekend :)

After a wet and cool week we had a very warm weekend. It felt more like early June than early May. I was able to get out quite a bit and had a couple of very long walks with Fiyero, though he is so sensitive to the heat – I emptied a water bottle, most of it going into the boxer and the rest onto the boxer, and yet he was still overheated.

Anyway, Saturday morning I took a friend for a drive in my new car. We went to a place called Andres Sculpture Park. There are a lot of hiking trails, most with sculpture. Near the top of the hill the density of sculpture greatly increases. It was made by people from all over the world. I had never been, so it was very cool.

Years ago we “fostered” some kids. It was semi-unofficial, not true fostering, but having troubled kids spend a day, a week or several months in our house. Saturday evening we met one of them for dinner. Back in the day she was a good kid, but there were issues, mostly with her parents. Anyway, she has grown into a very nice adult. It was great catching up.

So that is my smile for the week, enjoying the early summer weather, doing some light hiking, hanging with friends and catching up with a young lady we helped out many years ago.

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).  Note – I am no longer compiling the smiles into a weekly post as I used to – Sorry, I do not have time.


13 thoughts on “The Weekly Smile for the 8th of May, 2023 #weeklysmile

    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Hikes are always good, and the sculpture was cool, as was hiking with a friend (I usually hike alone) and other weeks would top the chart, but, yeah, reconnecting the young lady was the biggest smile :)
      I’ve been away from the computer all day, but will stop by your post in a few minutes :)

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  1. Diana

    What a wonderful smile post Trent! I’m smiling and so wonderful you reconnected with the youthful friend you had helped in the past. I hope Fiyero can acclimate to the heat, does he get better so the walks are easier? Have a great week! 😍

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks! Fiyero does have some issues in the summer, so I will just have to keep my eye on him. It is good that he drinks from a water bottle – the type I use when bicycling. You too, have a great week!

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