It is that time of year… When the days become shorter and the nights darker, people seem to come together more. It is a time for the lights to push out the darkness, and a warm, well light house full of people can do that :)
Our local Lions Club had our annual Christmas/Holiday (we are not affiliated with a religion…) party. I am a bit of an introvert (a lot of an Introvert!) and can be downright anti0social, but I still had fun and talked to quite a few people, including some that were guests for the evening.
I think I was a bit festive in my red sweater and red sneakers ;)
And yes, I wore the hat to the party, but hung it with my jacket once there.
My smile for the week was the first of this year’s Christmas/Holidays party.
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! :)