Reasons to Smile!

Happy 4th to everyone who is celebrating the 4th of July today! To those of you who aren’t I still hope you are having a great weekend! I will not get into all the things that drive me crazy about our Country right now, for no matter how many things there may be, there are ALWAYS things to be thankful for! Love, Friendship, and Animals, and the list could go on. Here are some “red, white and blue” pictures to bring a smile to your day! ENJOY!

photo credit to Pinterest

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Sharing the Joys

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Happy Thursday! With all the chaos in the world, it always helps to focus on the Happy things! What are some things that make you happy? Today for me,  it was the simple pleasure of swinging on my porch swing, eating dark chocolate peanut M’Ms , lounging on the couch and getting a great shoulder massage. Massages always make me happy!

So what Happy things are on your list? When you take the time you may be surprised at how many things come to your mind. Don’t let the darkness in this world shut out the many things that can make your heart shine! Like the warmth of my dog’s body against my foot as she softly snores. Feel free to share below what makes your heart smile and most of all BE THANKFUL for the little joys life brings!

 

Smile Therapy

Here is a picture for your smile therapy today! My friend is doing Baby Animal Picture Therapy each day on Facebook, and this just made me laugh. This is very real. Its an Axoloti, also known as a Mexican Walking Fish.

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Now since you had your smile therapy, here is some brain therapy for you. I found these questions on Pinterest  and I think they could create some interesting answers, and probably bring even more smiles. Give it a try! Feel free to think of you own questions too and share them.

Name a bad job for someone who is accident prone.

What is something you would hate to find under your bed?

What is something that a man may buy before going out on a date?

I leave you with a lesson that we can learn from Cats, we can always learn from animals!

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Keep Smiling!

 

With all the talk about the Corona virus and the general panic going on, I thought we all could use a SMILE BREAK! ENJOY! Its always more fun to Smile!

 

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The first 2 pictures are from Pinterest but the last 2 I am proud to say are my adorable great-nephew and great-niece! Their parents were more than happy to help me spread some smiles with all of you. Yes, I am in love!

Spontaneous Sentences

Happy Saturday! I will admit that my brain is not in tip top thinking shape today. Its been in the “curl up in a blanket with a book and cup of tea” mode, but no, I have actually not been reading today. I  have organized cupboards and done laundry, you know, all that fun stuff. I am drinking tea though. Maple Ginger tea, its very good!

I wasn’t sure if there would be a post today, and then a thought popped into my head. I think I did something like this awhile ago, and it  was fun to read your comments, so will try it again. Hopefully not all of your brains are on “saving energy mode” like mine. 🙂

What is a 6 word sentence that would make you happy? 

One that would make you sad? 

One that would make you curious? 

Take your pick or do all 3! Have fun with it and don’t worry about the exact word count. Math has never been my thing, I won’t be counting!

Here is my happy sentence.  My follower’s words make me smile! 

Thanks for the many smiles you all have brought me many times! 

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Smiles for You!

Animals have a way of making us smile and these animals are doing a great job of it!

My husband sent me some pictures of some of the cheeriest animals. He is good at keeping me smiling in many ways!

I thought I would pass on the smiles and share the link with you, along with some of my favorite pictures from the article. ENJOY and Keep Smiling, A new decade has just begun! A brand new slate! What will be on it?

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Sunflower Smiles

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Rows and Rows of Sunflowers, bringing smiles to all who see. 

 

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When we were at the Sunflower fields last weekend we saw this Monarch flying around, looking so pretty as it flew from flower to flower.  I wasn’t able to capture it being still, but my husband managed a shot. On Monday Colin posted his poem “A Monarch Butterfly” on his blog which made me think of Sunday, at the Sunflower fields. I would like to share the poem here. If you are drawn to it, like I was, I would highly recommend his book of poetry, “Just Thinking”, a collection of poetry from the heart, that moves the heart.

“A Monarch Butterfly”

 You flew into my life.

Delicate;

Eye catching:

Unannounced.

Your coat of many colours,

Gracefully swirled,

As you moved

In some mystical dance.

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I was in awe.

Such beauty;

A Princess…

Right in front of me.

Colours flashed

As you turned around.

A sight indeed to behold

And… all could surely see.

***

But I was puzzled.

While I could see you

Oh so very clear,

To others it would not appear so.

They clearly saw me,

But passed on by,

And they seemed perturbed.

Didn’t they know?

***

“Why me?” I asked.

“Why me at this time?

The mysteries of life

Are long gone.

Why would you visit me

Oh fragile princess?

Why am I

Your chosen one?

***

I reached out to touch,

But you rustled your wings

And gently moved away.

What did I do?

Were you despairing

Of my clumsiness?

Should I even touch

A delicate being like you?

***

What was your purpose?

The silence was confusing to me.

Your being was a mystery

I did not understand,

But then you moved closer.

You reached out to me

And, for a moment,

You touched my hand.

***

You told me that I dream.

But to what ends?

They’re always elusive,

As you seemed to know.

Then you moved again.

Were you going to leave?

I had so many questions

Before you go.

***

But that was the moment

I shall never forget.

The warmth,

Enveloped in a shroud

Of harmony, of oneness.

I was at total peace,

As together we moved upwards.

Upwards and into the clouds.

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Dreams would soon be realized.

I just knew this was to be

As we travelled through the air.

Just us two.

The sky became brighter.

My soul was now free.

My questions all gone.

The answers were… all along, you.