After the first push of The Weekly Smile, the enthusiasm kind of wore out. There have been ups and downs. It was recently put up in the Daily Post (over a half a year after I sent the link) and so a few new people have dropped by. Last week, Smile 72, was one of the best weeks in months. Lets keep the upward trend going – I want your smile :)
This week was ultra-busy (as usual) and I lost track. I was taken by surprise this morning when I realized I needed to write a smile post. So many good things happened, but what should I pick? As I say in the little introduction, a smile can big or small, so it could be something little like playing with the cats or seeing a woodpecker. But I decided something that was a reoccurring theme: talking to people.
I am going to visit family very soon, so I talked to family members. I mean, I do any way, but I did a little more than usual. And I also talked to some friends. I talked on the phone, by email, by text and by Instant Message. It is nice staying in touch with people. As an extreme Introvert, I am usually content to just go about my normal business by myself. As long as I’m not forced to sit at a cocktail party with all of the small talk and nothingness happening, I do enjoy being around people talking to friends and family. I think I’ve mentioned connections many times before. These connections with fellow humans is what makes us part of the race, human.
So, a multiple smile this week. I smiled because the smile is doing better than it has recently. I am also smiling because of all of the small moments that make up life. And I am smiling because of the communications I’ve had with family and friends, with strengthening those connections.
So, what made you smile this week? Write about it and post on the link-up (or click the little blue frog below). While you’re there, read what everyone else is smiling about! And come back to it later, if last week is any indication new smiles will be added daily!
Note – the weekly smile runs Wednesday Morning to Wednesday morning. I post in the morning (Eastern US) and put up the link usually between 7 and 8 AM EST. I also try to post on Sunday as a reminder. People can and do join throughout the week.