I often say the Weekly Smile can be about small things, and again I am going to prove it ;)
After a cool start to September, we have had a warm spell the last week or so. This weekend was totally gorgeous. I didn’t do anything special. I didn’t go hiking in the mountains or anything like that, but I did spend a lot of time outside enjoying it. I walked around our little village, both with the dogs and on my own. I “scampered” through the woods behind my house, playing with the dogs. I took a long walk in a wooded area on the edge of town – just a few feet in and it was like being a million miles from civilization. I sat outside and enjoyed the day. And, well, I just spent as much time as possible out of doors.
Being outside really helps me. I spend my work days behind a computer, so I need that “large screen” of the sky and the “high definition” of reality. It does wonders!
Spending most of my weekend outside is my smile for this week.
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! :)