Hi all! This was a weird week. i was sick. Boo. thinking of “Boo”, it was also Halloween week, the week of my favorite holiday! And I had a birthday. My birthday was on Halloween, which is one reason Halloween is my favorite holiday ;) I spent several days down at the cottage on Cape Cod. Always a great smile there.
Which brings up this week’s smile – Dogs Playing in the Surf.
Late Saturday afternoon we took the dogs down to the beach. It was super windy! But it was reasonably warm, in the low 60s F (around 17 C). Well, not warm, but not cold. Jacket weather, but not coat and gloves. or hats – I always were a hat, but I couldn’t in the wind!
The beach was empty. My guess is that the wind scared everyone off. So we let the dogs run free. Not that they went very far from us – stick close at all times. But they had a blast! The ran, played, fought (play fight) and all of that other stuff dogs do when having a beach vacation. Fiyero spent a lot of time in the water, going under some of the bigger waves!
Idina went in more than usual, but is still afraid of the surf, so didn’t go too far. But she did want to pounce on Fiyero whenever he was close enough:
My smile this week is about watching the dogs play in the water at the beach. Soon it will be too cold for them, so it is nice to enjoy while we can.
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.
And remember, the Smile can be anything, large or small. Nothing, nothing at all is too small for a Smile! Sometimes taking time to notice those small, every day smiles is more important than those once in a lifetime huge ones :)
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). You can post any time until next Sunday evening (to be simple, I will say midnight GMT, which is 7 PM Sunday for me). Next week I will compile all of the Smiles and do a separate post of them on Monday morning just before the smile. (I will shoot for around 7 AM EST).
Try to use the hashtag #WeeklySmile when you use Twitter or other social media that uses hashtags. I searched Twitter and found that #weeklysmile had been used only a handful of times back in 2012 and 2013. It hasn’t been used since. So it’s ours! I also registered it on Twubs.
You can use the graphic at the top. It is the official graphic for the event.
Now go out there and find something to smile about! :)
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“There are days I go in search of the kind, compassionate, loving and beautiful. Despite what we sometimes see on the news, FB and elsewhere, there is much more beauty in the world than ugliness, much more kindness than hate or cruelty. Perhaps we should all have a goal to make at least one person smile every day.”