Life can be hard…..and harsh reality check, it is all too short.
I have vowed to try and live more in the moment, let go of old hurts, and try and find the joy in every day. In doing so I’ve started keeping track of and acknowledge all the little things in life that make me smile. It really is the little things in life that can make your life extraordinary.
Have you ever stopped to think about what makes you smile?
Some of my favourties this week:
*Listening to my “baby” sing in the shower. She sings Taio Cruz’s Dynamite like no other.
*Enjoying a secret smile as my 9 year old orders “floppy toast” when we went out to breakfast. You know, untoasted toast. In other words, just bread. “Duh Mom”
*I don’t generally encourage pointing and laughing, but when say a 2lb Chihuahua in a ridiculously large pink and white polka-dot sweater is spotted barking it’s wee head off in the back window of a snot green pinto. Yeah, you have to allow pointing and laughing.
*The sweet victory of seeing our Christmas lights turn on for the first time this year. Knowing that the girls and I put them up all by ourselves.
Never mind that my back is killing me and they only go three quarters of the way up the flipin tree. My girls are all kinds of proud, so those Charlie Brown style Christmas lights look fabulous to me.
How do I spread the love? Share the smiles?
*We spend a LOT of time in the carpool lane. When one our fave songs comes on the radio, I crank it up and we “seat dance” and sing at the top of our lungs. We are now that ridiculous Chihuahua with people “pointing and laughing”. Ahhh but my girls are grinning so hard their cheeks hurt.
*Last night we enjoyed ice cream for dinner and then burgers and salad for dessert. The shock of dessert first had both my girls grinning a mile wide.
*Tomorrow in their lunches, they will each find a little note written on their napkins in purple sharpie, telling them how proud I am of them. Complete with a Hershey’s Kiss to make the day just a little sweeter.
Would you like to share a smile? Snack Pack Canada has teamed up with Food Banks Canada and created the “Share a Smile” campaign. It’s so easy.
Here’s how it works. Log onto Facebook, look up Snack Pack Canada, Like the page, Share a Smile!
* A $1 donation will be made on your behalf to Food Banks Canada!
*You can also opt to Share a Smile and Snack Pack will make the donation on behalf of one of your Facebook friends.
* You’ll then be given an option to register and receive a ballot into their weekly prize draw.
*Each time you share a smile you will earn a point towards one the fun Smile Badges.
**Each and every time you share a smile with a friend, Snack Pack will donate $1 to Food Banks Canada. There goal is to raise $20 000.00 for Food Banks Canada in time for the holidays! Let’s see how many smiles we can spread! If your on twitter you can follow along with the hashtag #snackpacksmile
Hope today finds you with a smile both on your face and in your heart!
Disclosure – I am participating in the Snack Pack program by Mom Central on behalf of Conagra Foods Canada. I received a gift card as a thank you for my participation. The opinions on this blog are my own.