I’m thankful for kidneys and lungs, a pancreas and a liver, and a heart, stomach and bladder. All these incredible body parts that just keep chugging along, 24/7, with nary a thought, or an ounce of help, from me. I don’t have to lift a finger and my lungs do the whole oxygen thing. Amazing! […]
The Smiley Lady Blog
People were forever asking me how I got to be so darned happy. So I started speaking
to school groups and blogging about choosing to view life more optimistically.
Smile. Be happy!
I sure hope you’ll click to SHARE!!
Hi all! Yesterday my first post for Vivid Life, a very cool website, was published. I’d love to have you take a peek! Smile. Be happy. Be happier!
Ok. I really, no kidding, for real, amazed myself, amazed my kids, but did it anyway, got a tattoo. I think the folks at the tattoo parlor were even more amazed than I. They don’t often have a family come in and request tattoos for all. That’s right me, the hubby, 2 of the kids […]
Stop and enjoy the small sensual pleasures. Some of my favorites occur in the bathroom. Washing your face: Slowly slide the bar of soap on your skin. Ooo, it’s so silky. Brushing your teeth: Don’t forget to brush your gums. It really feels great. Brushing your hair: Enjoy the brush as it scratches your scalp. […]
Today, less than 24 hours after returning to the U.S. from Paraguay and 12 days with Operation Smile on a medical mission, I join some of my favorite Twitter friends to talk all about it on Social Media Girlfriends radio. If you haven’t gotten to know the women and men who populate this fun twitter group, […]
Introducing some pretty great dancers and choreographers! At LEFT: Still picture. BELOW: Video. Los maravillosos niños bailarines del Paraguay! (The amazing dancing children of Paraguay.)
The first day at the hospital was amazing. So amazing. I hardly know where to start. The hospital is part of a military base which we entered through a gate guarded by soldiers with great big, scary looking guns. The sight of them seemed so incongruous to what we were there to do. We passed […]
From this picture you wouldn’t know it, but this hotel is beautiful inside-just like the pictures from the website. When we arrived at the hotel we all had a similar response-that’s not what it looked like on the internet. Everyone emerged from the cars with quizzical looks on their faces. Not judgmental, just confused. From the […]
I left home Thursday morning for my trip to Paraguay with Operation Smile. Big adventure-lots to learn-people to meet. Thursday morphing into Friday was a very long day but everything is going super well so far. The woman at the American Airlines counter couldn’t have been nicer. When she saw my Operation Smile identification on […]
I am excited to introduce you to a very cool educational website where I’ll be posting occasionally. I hope you’ll check them out. Its’s always nice to support the people who support you, by clicking around and commenting on what you see. I hope you’ll give them a peek. Smile. Be happy. Be happier! Ruth