Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

The weekly smile


It’s harder, some weeks, to find a reason to smile, and this week has been one of those. What with the deaths of Tim Conway and Doris Day, the fall and hip fracture of former President Jimmy Carter, some health issues within my family and a semi crash not far from me that has critically injured two people just today, it seems there’s not a lot to smile about.

But if I take a moment (and a deep breath) I know the truth, that there’s always something to smile about. You just have to pay attention.

For instance – today the sun came out.

Really mama? Can’t we just get on with our walk?

To those of you living in Florida or Arizona or California that might not seem like a big deal. Now that I think about it, maybe all of you in those far away states are sun hoarders, unwilling to share a little light with us in the northern, damp and bleak states. Well, today the sun came out and we reached 70 degrees.

And Katie and I reveled in it.

The neighbors have a beautiful pond.

We took a walk, my girl and I, on a neighbor’s land across the street. I let her off her leash and she trotted along the pond, nose to the ground, then up and down hills so happy to be free to sniff all the good stuff.

Come on mama, there’s good smells over here!

I was happy to be free of the wet dripping rain.

And it was enough, this one day of sun, to make me smile.

Spring pushes winter out of the way.

Katie and I hope you have something to smile about too. Let us know what’s making you happy and put a comment in Trent’s Weekly Smile post (pingbacks aren’t working at the moment.

We look forward to reading all about your smiles.

Big thanks to our neighbors for letting us wander in their yard!

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

24 thoughts on “The weekly smile

  1. Glad the weather turned brighter and made you smile. Hope things are improving.


  2. Sunny and 70 is something to smile about! Like you, we’ve been having a wet cold spring, so every drop of sunshine is much appreciated! And I’m sure Katie enjoyed every second of her exploration.


  3. Hasn’t it been the longest, harshest winter? And the grayest, dreariest, coldish spring? Folks down south and out west don’t know how chilled to the bone one gets when one doesn’t see sunshine for days on end. Hmm, perhaps they’re onto something??! Glad you had a day to smile!


    • Seems like it doesn’t it! Yet I see in my FB memories that we had snow about the same time last year, though I think it was nicer in May last year than this year. We had another decent, though not sunny, day today. I’ll take it.

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  4. I would definitely smile after seeing those views on my walk.


  5. Isn’t it wonderful? We had that last week, and I loved it. This week – not so much. Windy and chilly and gray, which would be just fine if we were getting real rain instead of just pretend rain – because we haven’t had much real rain this spring.


  6. Glad you got some sun and warmer weather. It’s been so wet and cold here too, I think I have season affective disorder and it’s May!


  7. Yep, sometimes we have to search to find things to smile about. But they’re always there. It’s just that some of the non-smiling news can send us reeling…


  8. What a gorgeous neck of the woods you live in.


  9. We are thankful fur the little things. They make us smile!


  10. Daffodils are FINALLY blooming. They always make me smile. 70 degrees would make me giddy!


  11. Pingback: The Weekly Smile Recap 5/13/2019 – 5/19/2019 | Trent's World (the Blog)

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