I decided that we all needed smiles today so I brought this forward from a previous post!
I collected 47 smiles today. It wasn’t my intention. Smiles weren’t even on my mind. I wonder why that is? Of all the things we can do and give freely a smile must take center stage don’t you think? A smile always brightens the day.
I was sitting on a park bench this afternoon viewing the river; actually I had been looking up at clouds. They were particularly lovely today. A young girl maybe 6 years old was going by me on the pathway, as were others.
A beautiful day, many people were at the park today. This little girl ran almost all the way by me when she turned her head and flashed me a radiant smile. “Hi” she said. Just the one word hi, with a smile. A big, sincere and radiant smile. “Well hi,” I replied, smiling back. My smile every bit as large as hers.
And then it started. The smile collecting. I noticed an elderly couple playing with their grandchildren, all with big smiles when they looked over at me. I smiled back.
A man came by walking his large black Labrador. I told him he had a lovely dog. He gave me a huge smile in return. And so it went.
Later on in the day while at the store waiting in line to check out I just couldn’t keep the smile off my face. My memory from the park had stayed with me. The line was long but I found myself smiling at the other people in a friendly “we’re all waiting here” kind of way and guess what? They all smiled back. One of them, a man, looked a little confused about why, but he smiled too!
And so it went, throughout the remainder of the day. I kept collecting smiles. It was great. This evening as I sat reflecting, I decided today hadn’t been much different than most days but somehow it just seemed friendlier, nicer, warmer. I found myself smiling from the day’s memories and collected another smile.
Have a great weekend. Collect as many smiles as you can and share a few of your own to get the ball rolling!
35 thoughts on “A Good Day to Smile!”
My face hurts from smiling whenever I think of your beautiful spirit. 😀
Well okay, golly gee, toe twisting in sand. I thought about this some, though, LuAnn. I don’t think I’d be very happy if I didn’t care so, about others. Caring is very freeing (uplifting) … spirit wise, I’ve found! 🙂
I understand that feeling as well Penny. 🙂
Yes, I know you do, Most wonderfully obvious LuAnn! 🙂
🙂 Smiles can be contagious can’t they? Lovely post Penny! 🙂
Yes they most certainly are. Thank you Barb! 🙂
You can’t read this often enough and we can’t smile often enough. Giving you a huge smile 😀 …Need to go and smile somewhere else now!
Thanks Ute, of course you do and of course you will my friend. Love your smiles, love em! 🙂 xx
I heart sharing & collecting smiles!
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Yes you do, RoSy. Better than almost anyone I know, now that I think on it, better than absolutely anyone I know! 🙂 xo
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Sigh, Marina, I just want to come over there and live nearby, okay? You just always brighten my day, so wonderfully much! 🙂 xoxoxox
More than okay!!!! 🙂 xxxxxxxxxxx
YES!!!!!!!!! 🙂 (happy eyes!) to go with the smiles, 🙂 🙂 🙂 xo
I remember when you posted this (before, I mean). Thank you for bringing it up, again, Penny!
Have a great weekend! 😀
Thanks Steffi, it is one of my favorites too. You also have the best weekend my friend. Filled with lots of fun! 🙂
Is that my little snickerdoodles buddy Emma? 🙂
Yes it is Roxi, and she has suggested we send you some with the next batch we make! 🙂 xo
AnElephantCant stop smiling
And you should know what makes him this way
He beams real quick
When he sees a pic
Of the prettiest girl in the whole US of A
Yes she is, I agree completely! 🙂
ah yes, smiles for the one with the grandest heart of all! thanks, amiga, for forever spreading sunshine!
as always, quite hurried… another month before i’m home and online more often.
Hi Lisa, thanks for stopping by. Enjoy, enjoy and enjoy yourself! 🙂 xx
😀 🙂 😉
Love your smiles Lyn! 🙂 xx
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What ahappy camper you are today Penny. Enjoy your weekend.
Thanks Michael, and you also have a wonderful few days of relaxation and fun! xx
“If you see someone without a a smile, give them one of yours” Your posts always make me smile, Penny.
Thank you! Here’s another one 🙂 and I love yours, whole bunches! 🙂 xx