A Smile, Not a Smirk

I have decided I am not openly grateful enough for these people in my life.  There are many people that put a smile on my face through out the day. And many times they do it without even realizing it.

Like Saturday, I received a random text on my way to running group. I felt like crap. Fighting a cold and thinking about going on a run was not improving my mood. But I got this text – out of the blue – wishing me a good morning- hoping I had a great run – encouraging me to enjoy the sun. When I got it as I walked to the running store, it made me smile. I liked know that someone was thinking about me – that someone remembered an obscure piece of info.  It’s amazing what a pick me up that can be. I know that smile stayed on my face even after the run was done.

Or last night, getting an out of the blue message from someone else with just a line of a memory we share. Just put a smile on my face. Especially because of the memory. It was a nice memory that led to a nice series of thoughts about that time. And it was also very nice to get that sort of thing after the long day I had.

Or the random chats I have at times with online blogger friends. I have had some make me laugh when I need it. And maybe they haven’t even realized it.  The quick check-ins. The back & forth. The sharing of info. It’s nice to have those moments.

And the comments on this blog at times make me smile. SouthernGirl’s comment on last week’s HNT still has me laughing.

So to everyone, thank you. I am grateful for those times.
And I am grateful for you.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Just me... says:

    It’s amazing the things we forget that we have.. And it’s amazing when we remember them.. :):)

  2. Secretia says:

    I am grateful and I like to pass on that happiness.


  3. southerngirl says:

    Being grateful and a bit humble goes a long way out there – and it’s good to be reminded. Thank you baby!


  4. IveyLane says:

    Lordy, lordy ain’t it the truth! Love the “gardener” quotes as well. Ripping out the weeds is hard work at first, but damn the place is pretty when it’s done! 🙂

    I also am amazed on those times when I recognize how much joy is brought to my life by small moments of connection. It doesn’t take much to make my day.

  5. What a great post! I enjoyed reading about how something so small can brighten up ones day! It’s those things that make people continue on in life with an upbeat positive attitude on life. Miss you lots!

  6. Vixen says:

    Excellent post…. It’s really the little things that make our lives so brilliant. 🙂


  7. Ms Scarlett says:

    This whole post made me smile!

    Nicely said Emmy!

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