In late winter I often see deer in my backyard. More often I see signs that deer have been around. Unfortunately, so do the dogs – they think the deer left those “treats” just for them! Anyway, the other do I was upstairs and looking out of the window. A car stopped as it was coming down our street. I saw three deer run in front of it into the yard across the street from our house. The car crept down the road and before it reached the end, five deer ran in front of it again, this time heading back towards the woods again.
Deer are pretty common, but I still think it is great when I see them out of my window. The picture below is from a few years ago, but was taken out of my window – the dogs were actually just below them when I took this!
And a year before I took that photo, I saw deer in my back yard every day as I left for work and and I decided to draw a picture of one –
My smile this week was about seeing deer roaming my neighborhood.
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! :)
“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.”