A long time ago I decided that I want to retire on Cape Cod. As a first step in that direction, almost exactly six years ago I bought a 4-season cottage down there and have spent as much time as possible on “The Cape” since then. This winter I took the next step and bought a large “fixer upper” in a great neighborhood. Last week I took the next step…
I teleworked from the cottage on Thursday. This is something I had been doing for years. It works out great. When the workday was done, I unplugged the modem and drove it the three and a half miles to the new place and plugged it in. 15 minutes later it came up and I was home.
Home is where the Internet is ;)
I mowed the lawn after work on Friday _ it was knee high and more in places! After it was mowed, several neighbors stopped to say hello.
My little office is now set up. I eat and sleep there. And yes, there is a place to hang my hat. Now hopefully the cottage will sell before I go too deep in debt ;)
My smile this week is making the transition from the cottage to the house. (Note – the photos are not from this week but were taken over the last few months)
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! :)