Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

What made you smile this week?


As most of you know, Trent hosts a weekly blog that gathers posts from all sorts of people who are talking about smiling. These days we can all use a smile or two or ten.

Flowers always make me smile.

I don’t always get a smiley post done every week, but I sure appreciate the work he does to remind us all to look for smiles even when we don’t feel like it.

There’s been lots of bad news lately, but I’ve still had plenty to smile about. For example, a neighbor stopped by with his new puppy and we did a little photo shoot, mostly with his camera.

Meet Oliver, the neighbor’s new puppy!

I got this image of little Oliver on my camera. He’s only about 3 months old, but he’s as big as Katie and strong like a bull. In this shot he reminds me a bit of Winston Churchill. I think it’s the stick he’s chewing like a cigar, and his eyes.

But mostly, this week, it’s Katie-girl that makes me smile.

Mama! There’s yogurt on my nose, you can’t post this!

We made it out to her park one evening, though most days it’s just too hot. Even that day she sat under the picnic table and we didn’t even attempt to walk around the pond.

It’s hot out here, mama!

Tonight we went out back and smelled the roses, just one more thing to smile about.

If this doesn’t make you all smile, I don’t know what will!

I hope you all had plenty of things to smile about this week, and that next week is even better for us all!

These smell good mama! I hope everyone out there can smell them too!

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.

32 thoughts on “What made you smile this week?

  1. Liam and Teddy made me smile. Anticipating going camping again made me smile too.


  2. Love your pics and your comments!


  3. Thank you for the lovely smiles.


  4. I didn’t get a chance to capture any images, which usually makes me smile, but I sent some of my pictures to a friend and knowing they enjoyed them made me smile. Your pic of Katie smelling the flowers also made me smile.


  5. What a wonderful smile post!! I’m SMILING from ear to ear. The puppy is adorable, and the princess is well, a princess! ❤️😀


  6. This post certainly made me smile. First Oliver, then Katie. Many thanks!


  7. Little Winston Churchill is adorable! Katie–you sure make those roses look pretty.


  8. Oliver is some cute! Is he a boxer? Looks very boxer-ish… Glad Katie seems to be doing fine, despite the heat. I’m sure she is looking forward to September.


  9. Smiles do balance out the world’s challenges. Oliver, Katie, flowers…precious moments. I smiled being back home harvesting the garden. Visiting with friends. Walking. Lots of smiles.


  10. You and Katie made me smile! Especially Katie and the roses! Thank you!


  11. Those roses are a gorgeous color. They made me smile.

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  12. Great photos. Good to see Katie smiling. What made me smile? Having a full classroom of kids eager to learn. I know they were smiling, even if I couldn’t see the smile through the mask. It was there. Have a wonderful week and keep spreading joy!


  13. A photo of Katie never fails to make me smile! And I always marvel, too, at how petite she is. I guess, compared to Dallas (who was a bit of a buster!), anybody would look small, It’s been brutally hot — and muggy — here as well. I’m walking Monkey early in the mornings.


  14. Pingback: The Weekly Smile Recap 8/16 – 8/22/2021 #weeklysmile | Trent's World (the Blog)

  15. Katie always brings a smile to my face. And the pup was adorable.
    Have a wonderful week! Thanks for the smiles.


  16. Katie always makes me smile. 😀 Thank you.

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