Trent, over at his blog trentsworldblog has decided that we could all use a smile, so he has resurrected his weekly smile post in which he invites us all to post each week about something that has made us smile, and then link back to him.
I think he’ll post a recap, but I need to go back and read the instructions (you’ll find those at his Weekly Smile blog).
As I sit watching the horrific news out of Pittsburgh this morning I have to admit I was feeling guilty for feeling good after my short trip to northern Michigan.
For me going into the woods is like living on my own personal private island. No TV, no email, maybe a bit of blog producing, but that’s all about looking through images I’ve just taken and then letting the fingers do their thing.
No stress there. Usually no tears.
And yet the world carries on even while I’m not noticing. Pipe bombs get mailed. Mass shootings happen. Candidates snipe at each other. No one tells a complete truth.
Who even knows what the truth is anymore.
As Carol says in her latest post, we’re all probably overloaded. By everything.
So I think Trent’s idea is wonderful. Let’s look for at least one thing that has made us smile this week.
For me, it was being in the north wandering among the last bit of fading color. I was only there for a little more than one day, and it was drizzling rain most of the time.
Still. In the last few minutes before I climbed back in the car to head home the sun burned through a layer of cloud and the woods glowed.
It was just for a moment.
But it made me smile.