Are You Smiling Yet? If not- You will be!

No one's looking, it's safe. Go ahead- Smile & have yourself a little giggle as you read about my life and the thoughts that come spilling out of my head. (Watch out for flooding though- my head's not as near as empty as my husband claims it to be!) If my ramblings don't make your day a little brighter nothing will! I promise I won't be offended if you laugh at my expense- I consider it an honor to spread happiness. Besides- if I can laugh at myself you certainly can too!

Friday, September 3, 2010

New Weekly Post: Reasons I’ve Smiled

I’ve been doing a lot of soul searching lately and thinking more & more about my life goal. To reach it and to be completely happy, one of the things I need to do more of is add up all the wonderful stuff in my life. I think about all the things I have to be thankful for a lot, but it’s so easy to forget & let some of the tiny things go uncounted. I believe writing them down will make me fully realize how many reasons I really do have to be happy every day. 

So- I’m going to start a new weekly post. Every Friday I’m going to make a list of things that have made me smile that week. It could be anything- from a simple piece of chocolate I enjoyed to a phone call from a friend to a song I heard. Basically any random thing that I think of that brought me joy during my day to day activities. I’m not going to set a number of items for my list since some weeks I’m sure I’ll have more reasons to smile than others. I am going to try to write things down daily, but life (or my own forgetfulness) might get in the way of that.  ;o)

Reasons I’ve Smiled This Week:

  • Walking out of Wallyworld with children in tow- Eldest says out of the blue “It smells like ladybugs out here.”
  • I was inspired by a fellow Kindness Blogger to do this RAOK to a complete stranger
  • A baby Robin in our yard DSCN2895
  • A dear friend told me of a dream she had in which I started a movement based on my Pollyanna Principle
  • An awesome dad at the free matinee movie with his kids stood up and boogied in front of his seat to a 50’s song playing during the credits
  • Having my extended family together at our first Family Reunion and getting to see my aunts & cousins that I haven’t seen in many years.
  • Getting family pictures of everyone at the reunion- including my own small one!


  • A phone from my good friend M telling me that she missed me and she called just because she forgot to send me a Facebook message before she got off the computer & decided to call instead.


Ms. Alicia said...

It' smells like lady bugs?! I love it! I have no idea what that smells like, but I love it.

BTW,, I also love the new idea for friday smiles :) (am I loving too much of this post??? Fsha! No way, lol)

Jessica (aka Faeanne) said...

I know- I have no idea what lady bugs smell like either, but evidently Eldest does! He caught me totally off guard that I kept thinking about it & smiling all day.