Here’s my short list of things making me smile at this moment:
* a small red clay frog sitting on my desk, its bright black eyes shining in the lamplight. I bought it for my friend Melissa but I keep forgetting to mail it to her.
* the wily little mouse in Steve’s kitchen and Steve’s fervent wish that it would simply learn to wear diapers. Meanwhile he’s feeding it … I mean baiting it … with increasingly gourmet concoctions, from hummus to fresh strawberries.
* recent conversations with my oldest brother as he shares more family stories from a time when I was too little to notice anything but a baby bottle.
*beautiful African images (see above) just shared by a nephew who has more of the travel bug in his blood than his world-traveling aunt ever did.
Maybe there will be more things by the end of the day. I must admit the impetus for this post was just viewing Ron Gutman’s TED video, The Hidden Power of Smiling.
So … what’s making you smile?