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What made you smile today?

joanlawsonjoanlawson Posts: 10,319
edited 13. Feb 2019, 14:09 in Community Chit-chat archive
It's often the little things in life which make us smile, isn't it?

This is what made me smile today:

Seeing my 91-year-old friend enjoying colouring in a picture with pencil crayons. Her eye-sight isn't too good, but she produced a lovely picture of some poppies.

Reading the replies I've had on here to my "Still Alive and Kicking" thread. How lovely that people take the trouble to reply.

Joan :D
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  • daffy2daffy2 Posts: 1,713
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Seeing the sun between the showers - and the hint of a rainbow.
  • joanlawsonjoanlawson Posts: 10,319
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Daffy
    That would make me smile too :D Rainbows in the sky are so beautiful.
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  • SloshSlosh Posts: 3,194
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Booking my summer spa break with my favourite hotel and getting a special deal as a "regular" guest.

    Photos of my beautiful baby Grandaughter

    Planning for her Advent calendar which I am going to make for her.

    I love rainbows too, and the fresh scent in the air after a summer shower of rain.
    He did not say you will not be storm tossed, you will not be sore distressed, you will not be work weary. He said you will not be overcome.
    Julian of Norwich
  • migmig Posts: 7,150
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I smiled this morning because its a year today when we go on a cruise to the fjords,and the sun is shining. Mig
  • barbara12barbara12 Posts: 20,945 ✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello Joan sorry I missed your other thread..but welcome back..I am sat here smiling at all the birds on the feeders...and my nearly 3 years old GD that doesn't talk very well yet..because of her enlarged tonsils..saying hello mamas..ie grandma... :sun:
    Love
    Barbara
  • joanlawsonjoanlawson Posts: 10,319
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Meeting up with all my friends at my art group n040.gif and receiving a big hug from two of them. h050.gif
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  • joanlawsonjoanlawson Posts: 10,319
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Slosh wrote:
    Booking my summer spa break with my favourite hotel and getting a special deal as a "regular" guest.

    Photos of my beautiful baby Grandaughter

    Planning for her Advent calendar which I am going to make for her.

    I love rainbows too, and the fresh scent in the air after a summer shower of rain.

    Hi Slosh,
    I think you must have a very big smile on your face today! :D How nice to get a special deal at the hotel! I hope you enjoy the break.
    I'm envious of you that you have a baby in the family. My three grand-daughters are getting very grown-up these days, turning into young women before my eyes.
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  • joanlawsonjoanlawson Posts: 10,319
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    mig wrote:
    I smiled this morning because its a year today when we go on a cruise to the fjords,and the sun is shining. Mig

    Hi Mig,
    Only one year to wait then! You will be counting down the days when it gets nearer the time.
    Yes the sun is shining here too! It makes you feel so much better, doesn't it? :sun:
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  • joanlawsonjoanlawson Posts: 10,319
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    barbara12 wrote:
    Hello Joan sorry I missed your other thread..but welcome back..I am sat here smiling at all the birds on the feeders...and my nearly 3 years old GD that doesn't talk very well yet..because of her enlarged tonsils..saying hello mamas..ie grandma... :sun:

    Hi Barbara,
    Thanks for the welcome back :D It feels as though I've never been away!

    Poor little girl with enlarged tonsils. I hope she isn't in pain and that they will get better soon.

    I love to watch the birds too. Since our cat died, we've been able to put out food for them and one blackbird has become very tame.
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  • theresaktheresak Posts: 1,998
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hubby phoning from the top of a mountain in the Lake District when away on a day's walk, today, just to say hello.
  • SusiesooSusiesoo Posts: 358
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello everyone,

    I smiled today when I finished a birth sampler for my grandson. I took it to a shop to be framed and later the owner of the shop rang to say it is ready for collection and looks fabulous.

    I can't wait to collect it tomorrow. It has only taken me a year to complete it. I thought it would take a couple of months!

    Susie
  • tkachevtkachev Posts: 8,332
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I've been smiling all day because I've had a steroid injection and I feel flippin marvellous! Not only is there hardly any pain but I'm walking upright and my brain is in gear too.

    I know it won't last but I'm going to enjoy it while I can.

    Elizabeth
    Never be bullied into silence.
    Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
    Accept no ones definition of your life

    Define yourself........

    Harvey Fierstein
  • SloshSlosh Posts: 3,194
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    This is a lovely thread, makes me smile to read every ones comments.
    He did not say you will not be storm tossed, you will not be sore distressed, you will not be work weary. He said you will not be overcome.
    Julian of Norwich
  • joanlawsonjoanlawson Posts: 10,319
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    theresak; Lovely to get the phone-call from your hubby. Shows he was thinking of you even when on top of the mountain. :D

    Susie: You must have such a sense of achievement to see the sampler finished. Well done :D

    Elizabeth: Wonderful what these injections can do! I've just had one too and I'm almost pain-free for the first time in months. :D

    Slosh: So glad that you like the thread. I'm enjoying reading the comments too. They are very positive and heart-warming. Thanks very much folks :D

    Joan
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  • stickywicketstickywicket Posts: 26,000 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    One of the questions on 'Any Questions' (Radio 4)

    Should those responsible for the death of Cecil the lion be made to apologise, face to face, to his family?

    Commentary on the Rugby League Semi-final:

    "Ben Harrison will take no further part in the match. And Ben Westwood is suspended. So two Big Bens out for Warrington."
    “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken
  • SloshSlosh Posts: 3,194
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Pointless, yesterday.
    Question, name the largest of the Channel Islands

    Contestant, Great Britain
    He did not say you will not be storm tossed, you will not be sore distressed, you will not be work weary. He said you will not be overcome.
    Julian of Norwich
  • joanlawsonjoanlawson Posts: 10,319
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    You've made me smile, SW and Slosh. Love your posts :D

    My husband made me smile (he does most days!)

    He was supposed to go to the shop across the road to get some milk, but he forgot. By the time he realised, the shop was shut.

    Me: Why didn't you go to get the milk :?:

    Him: I heard they've run out because the Channel Tunnel is blocked.

    Did you ever hear such a feeble excuse in your life :?: :lol:
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  • appleroseapplerose Posts: 3,621
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Great thread. Yesterday watching the festival parade in town. A lot of work was put in to it and the kids looked so proud. My 2 year old granddaughter loved it and my eldest granddaughter enjoyed taking pictures.
    Christine
  • joanlawsonjoanlawson Posts: 10,319
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    The sun is shining, I'm pain-free for the first time in months, and I've just walked all around my village admiring the lovely gardens.

    Life is GOOD :!: :D:D:D
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  • stickywicketstickywicket Posts: 26,000 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Your post made me smile, Joan. Enthusiasm is so infectious :D

    This too made me smile when Mr SW told me. He'd been playing golf this morning and the motorised trolley belong to one of his friends was refusing to start. Apparently the friend gave it a kick which resulted in the sight of one 70yr old haring up the fairway trying to catch his trolley.
    “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken
  • appleroseapplerose Posts: 3,621
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Walked through the allotments on the way home from work today and stopped to look at my favourite allotment. It is full of flowers from one end to the other. Apparently it is left to do it's own thing with very little weeding. I love it.
    Christine
  • joanlawsonjoanlawson Posts: 10,319
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Your post made me smile, Joan. Enthusiasm is so infectious :D

    This too made me smile when Mr SW told me. He'd been playing golf this morning and the motorised trolley belong to one of his friends was refusing to start. Apparently the friend gave it a kick which resulted in the sight of one 70yr old haring up the fairway trying to catch his trolley.

    That sounds like a scene from Monty Python! I can just imagine John Cleese playing the part and haring up the fairway with one of his funny walks :D
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  • joanlawsonjoanlawson Posts: 10,319
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    applerose wrote:
    Walked through the allotments on the way home from work today and stopped to look at my favourite allotment. It is full of flowers from one end to the other. Apparently it is left to do it's own thing with very little weeding. I love it.

    That sounds beautiful, applerose, rather like the old-fashioned cottage gardens.
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  • joanlawsonjoanlawson Posts: 10,319
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Today I made 18 (Yes, 18 :!: ) jars of blackberry and apple jam. We've got a thornless blackberry plant in our garden and it's gone mad this year. The berries are ripe much earlier than usual.
    My kitchen looked as though there'd been an explosion of backberries by the time I'd finished, but the jam is delicious :D
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  • SloshSlosh Posts: 3,194
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Very impressed with the jam making!

    I have been asked to do stalls at a couple of Christmas fairs selling my origami flowers, cards and decorations. This is a really big deal for me as before all this started I did a lot of quilting and textile art and had begun to show my work as well as sell it. I had to give that up so I feel thrilled that not only have I now found another craft/hobby, but it is one that I can share.
    He did not say you will not be storm tossed, you will not be sore distressed, you will not be work weary. He said you will not be overcome.
    Julian of Norwich
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