A Year of Smiles – Day 218


The evening service was over. I was looking forward to going home, propping my feet up and watching something on Netflix. It didn’t matter what. I only wished to vegge out for a while. Unfortunately, it wasn’t going to happen as soon as I had hoped. You see, I had to make a stop before I could enjoy those desired moments of rest. I had one more item on my son’s school supplies list that I needed to purchase and it had to be done before tomorrow. Ugh!

As I made my way to the church exit, I was walking and talking with the student minister’s wife. Right as we were joined by the student minister, my phone rang. It was my husband wondering when I’d be home. I explained that I needed to stop at the store to pick up composition notebooks and suddenly the student minister’s face lit up. He motioned for me to wait and then he ran into his office. I told my husband I’d call him back. I had to see what was happening.

A few moments later, the student minister returned with two new composition notebooks in his hand! WooHoo! I didn’t have to make a stop before going home after all! What a blessing! My day ended with a SMILE…

… Of course, I was actually already SMILING.  Earlier in the afternoon, my older son returned home from his summer internship. And just before the evening service began, he stopped by to give me a great, big hug!

I’d say I’ve had a pretty good day!


A Year of Smiles – Day 208

Reasons to SMILE #208a – f: See below…

My day has been filled with SMILES:


b) Multiple COMPLIMENTS on my new ‘do ūüėČ

c) Many HUGS (not always my favorite thing – See Day 6)

d) Expressions of GRATITUDE for doing my job well

e) Being CHAUFFEURED from work to lunch and back – – Although, the driver was an 86 year old man who should no longer be driving and I feared for my life and prayed for God’s protection the entire time! We made it safely, though; that’s worth a SMILE!

f) FRESH STRAWBERRY SLUSHEE from Sonic with vanilla ice cream mixed in – Mmm, mmm! It’s yummy. You should try it.

Unfortunately, my day was cut short by a migraine (thus this short post – I can’t think!) Ugh. But I have an ice pack, a comfy bed, silence and, hopefully, a full night of rest and sleep ahead of me. I should be raring to go by morning and ready for another day of SMILES!

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A Year of Smiles – Day 153

Reason to SMILE #153: DOUGHNUTS

What can make the best day of the week even better?  A free christmas-2024543_640doughnut, of course.  Today was National Doughnut Day in these great United States so I headed to my favorite coffee place for lunch.

“Would you like a free doughnut with your order?”


I didn’t need a doughnut.¬† It was¬†not the healthy choice. But it was FREE!

I have no will power.

Yes, I could have passed it up but then I would have missed that wonderfully delicious SMILE.

Did you get your free doughnut today?