Instant Smiles


Remember the list we made of things that make us smile instantly? Well, here’s another one.

A good news letter in the mailbox…

A single parking spot in a full lot…

A friendly wave in traffic…

The ice cream truck’s jolly jingle…

The word “uppy” from a tiny tot with up-stretched arms…

A sudden show of dimples in a smiling face…

Birds feeding birds…

People hugging people…

A rainbow after a storm…

Parched plants perking up after the rain…

Again, this is only a list of ten but you get the idea; so many things can bring an instant smile. What made you smile today?

 

 

The List


How many of us make a list every day? We list our groceries, things to do, appointments to keep, phone calls to make, etc., etc.

Today I’m making a different list…a list of things that make me smile instantaneously…and here it is:

Birds in the birdbath and at the feeder

Squirrels chasing each other up and down trees and along high wires

A toddler toddling

A baby’s laugh

An elderly couple holding hands

An unexpected hug

Children at play

A good news phone call

The instant flash of a red cardinal

A robin’s plump red breast

That’s only ten but I could go on and on. The best part of making this kind of list is that it makes me smile all over again just thinking about these things.

What gives you a sudden smile? Do you have such a list?