Guilty Pleasures. There really is something fabulous about how deeply we can enjoy something we think is off limits. My whole life as a kid my mom was anti junk food. We never, honestly not ever, had potato chips at our house. I’d see other kids eating them at school and be amazed that they […]
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!
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A couple of years ago, the manager at the grocery store almost called the cops on me over my taking a picture of this smiling cake. Even showing him my biz card covered in Smiley photos couldn’t diffuse his indignation over my innocently snapping pictures in the bakery department. Good grief, I had on a […]
Today is Do A Grouch a Favor Day. So does that mean if someone does you a kindness today…it’s a hint? If you think it might just be, perhaps the grouch for whom you need to do a favor is yourself. Being kind to yourself makes everything in life easier, more palatable, and truthfully less likely to make […]
My dad thought the pie in the face was just about the funniest thing. For years I secretly mailed him cartoons and news clippings about pie in the face incidents. If a movie with a pie fight or a news report of a pie in the face was going to air, I’d have a friend […]
A couple nights ago, I had to take my mom to the ER. She was having chest pains. It all worked out ok; nothing serious. In fact we had quite a lovely time sitting with nothing other to do than to chat. So chat we did. Five hours of mom time was delightful. She started […]
How about looking at a cat who sits on top of a man’s head? Worked for me! Yep, even the Smiley Lady feels blue now and then. I loved seeing this cat catching a ride on the head of her human. Thanks to my friend Loran for sharing this! Video BELOW.
I was just listening to a panel discussion about effective behaviors of people who coach sports. Not having been a sports kids or even a sports mom, it was really interesting to me. Since I hadn’t lived it, much of what was squirreled away in my brain was the stereotypes portrayed in TV and movies. […]
Over on today’s Smiley-a-Day we take notice of the first ever, heard on TV, toilet flush. It happened back in 1971 on a great old show called All in the Family. There was a big brouhaha about it, just as there had been in earlier years about showing Lucy and Desi’s bedroom, which was only […]
The notion that what someone else is doing is wrong, because it is different, causes a lot people a lot of unnecessary pain. My daughter didn’t carry a cell phone for years and years. Even now that she’s succumbed to pressure to get a cell phone, she doesn’t carry it in her pocket, day and night, […]
If you go through life with a Teflon coating, you miss out. So often it’s a matter of incorrectly thinking we have too much to do to take the extra time to enjoy our surroundings. Too much to do? That supposition deserves a second look. Where does: choosing how you live, so as to have […]