What has put a smile on your face recently? Here are some of mine. . .
1. Re-reading a great book while sipping a warm cup o’ sumtin.
Remember that game. . . Where’s Waldo? you know the one I’m talking about. . . Big book, colorful pages, searching for strange guy with red and white striped shirt. When I was younger and flipping through the pages of my sister’s Where’s Waldo book, I had no idea that I’d have my very own live version one day. We call our version, Where’s Chanelle?
|Our version wears polk-a-dots|
She was fast asleep buried under her “friends”. (She calls her stuffed animals “friends”. That makes me smile, too.)
3. Black lights + white clothing + little girl = big smile
We went to my beautiful cousin’s baby shower on Saturday. It was at a bowling alley. Did I mention the black lights? Black lights at a baby shower. . . Awesome. When we walked in Chanelle exclaimed, “I’m glowing!”. (More awesome).
4. Road trips.
Road trips in general are great. Road trips with my little girl. . . priceless. We had an hour drive to the above mentioned baby shower. She slept all the way there. On the way home. . . she sang, she talked, and she tried to wrap her mind around why the baby wasn’t at the shower. The poor girl was concerned that it was too dark in Mommy’s belly.
Speaking of road trips to bowling alley baby showers. . . guess who else was there?
My sister. As I’ve mentioned before. . . my sister pretty much rocks. As you can tell, my daughter adores her Aunt Ashley just as much as I do.
Again, I smile.
Chad likes to be silly. I need that sometimes. Here he is pictured with two of his favorite things.
These are just some of the things that have made me smile over the last couple of days. I think smiling is something we have to be intentional about. Not the put it in the datebook kind of intentional. . . but the slow down and notice what is in front of you kind of intentional.
It’s true what they say. . . smiles really are contagious. I caught one today. What was the last thing that made you smile?