What made you smile today?

“What made you smile today?” A question I ask often.  Instead of the common, “How was your day?”  It gives people something else to think about in the day.  Something they heard, something they saw.  Just something in the day.  

So, what made me smile today?  A picture of my niece running on a pier.. she was so happy, all smiles.  It takes away all the thoughts of being sick for the past week.  It takes away the moments of feeling lonely, yeah, as much as being single and freedom and independence is nice, we all get lonely.  My dogs, they make me smile every day and take away big chunks of the loneliness.  It helps to have them around.  Texts from my mom and friends like Richard, Joel, Tom, just asking how I am and how my day is.. simple words. Facebook posts from Brian, colt and others.   Those put a smile on my face.  Hearing from Adam, even when he is an ass and said I didn’t care he was in a coma.. I didn’t know!  Followed by his message “I luv you, I’m just on the rag”  Little things in life are often the little things we over look.  The things that make us smile don’t have to be huge.  It can be a squirrel picking up a nut, a bird in a tree, a baby in a grocery store.  Some stupid thought you had. Anything.  And if no one asks you, ask yourself,  what made you smile today?

There is so much bad going on in the world today, we need to lay our heads down at night with a good thought in mind at the end of the day, so why not something that made you smile. 🙂

Author: Dana Gidner-Kristal

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