Hi! This was actually a pretty good week with a lot to smile about. Where do I even start?
I had a couple of days off of work, plus today is a holiday. Big smile there! of course, the holiday is one for remembrance of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, so a sad smile there.
The weather has been great. OK, a few cool, wet days and some thunderstorms, but for the most part, it was a little early summer – just what Memorial Day weekend is supposed to be. Big smile for the weather.
There were walks on the beach and the woods, running, kayaking, etc. Big smiles :)
And I am almost moved into the new place on Cape Cod, a place to hang my hat (yes, I do wear a hat, the hat in the photo below). A smile there.
Of course I published my two novellas, so a huge smile. (Click here for launch post).
My smile this week was, well, there was too much to smile about to list them all :).
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) (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). 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! :)