There was a lot to smile about this week :) It was Christmas, of course. I talked to family and friends. I played with the dogs, walked on beaches, walked in the woods, did a lot of writing, some reading and other such stuff. Here is a photo I took on Saturday:
But like last week, I want to use this week for more philosophic discussions.
Last week I said that one reason I do a Weekly Smile is so people can look back at their week and see that there actually was something to smile about, no matter how small. Smiling, and happiness, isn’t something we need to go in search of, but something we have if we only recognize it. Yes, people can have very hard times. And there is mental illness that makes it impossible to see the good. But if we take the time to think about it, it is the small moments, the little smiles, that make up our life.
This week I want to talk about why I started writing the Weekly Smile two years ago. Yes, I do paste a little about it on every smile. Have you read it lately? Well, here is a little more. (Note: Some might see what follows as very political. It is, in a way, but ti is a tirade against the politics of division, not necessarily one party or another. If you don’t want to read politics, just look at the pretty picture I posted, smile and skip to the end :)) Continue reading