This was another week with a few little things that were good, but I think I will chose yesterday’s run. I try to run every other day and have been typically running about four and half miles (7.25 km). It is winter here in New Hampshire, and New Hampshire is not exactly a tropical paradise ;) In fact, it is a major destination for winter sports. In the winter, I usually where several layers and dress the same as I do for cross-country skiing.
This was an odd weekend… Both Saturday and Sunday it reached 65 F/18 C. To put that in perspective, the forecast shows that next week will stay below freezing the entire week. That is typical for NH….
Yesterday, on the 12th of January, in New Hampshire, I went running in shorts and a t-shirt. And I was plenty warm, even breaking a sweat as I ran.
My smile for this week is going for a run in the middle of winter dressed exactly how I dress when I run in the middle of summer.
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! :)