Yes, I know, I’m late, but better late than never :)
My big smile this week was spending a long weekend on Cape Cod. I went down there late Wednesday. I worked from there on Thursday and Friday. It was cold and windy through most of weekend. I returned to NH Sunday afternoon. Pretty normal (except I usually come back early on Sunday), and yet it was nice. Very relaxing.
One special thing is Thursday’s sunset. It was very, very windy on the beach, so I was the only one out there.
I watched for maybe 5 or 10 minutes before heading back to the parking lot. When I reached the parking lot, I noticed that the entire sky lit up. I walked back down to the waters edge and soaked it in for a while longer. Gorgeous.
That was my smile, relaxing on Cape Cod and enjoying the sunsets.
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! :)