Monday, November 10, 2008

Smile Be Happy!















Today I am going to write about being optimistic! What a beautiful day it is! I am thankful for uplifting family and friends that are such a blessing to me and a special part of my life. It is so-ooo important to me to be surrounded by optimism and also a good sense of humor. Good humor truly is medicine to the soul. Humor can ease tension, change attitudes, generate love and understanding, and add sparkle to life. I hope we can all share a smile and be more loving and reach out to those around us in a positive and uplifting way :) Thank You to my precious parents for raising me in a home full of light and love!

62 comments:

Miss Pickle said...

i love your GRAPES idea for visiting teaching!!! i think i will use that!!!

and

i am glad we are friends :) you make me smile, too!

heather said...

Thank you for a great thought!!

Jan said...

I totally agree. I really need to be surrounded with good people that make me laugh and make me feel good and worth it inside. Those are whom I seek after lately.

Kristina P. said...

I'm getting a hot stone massage today, so today is definitely going to be a good day.

kitchenditcher said...

I just got into work this morning and have a few minutes so decided to fly through some blogs before I have to start bidness. And now I am going to have a great day because of your post! I feel invigorated and enthusiastic and am going to have a great day!

Lara said...

So true. Something I need to remember more often when life gets crazy and out of hand! :)

Becky said...

I wish I could remember this! When my four year old gets grumpy, puts his hands on his hips, and glares at me, I know that there's only one person he learned that from. And it wasn't his dad...

Erin said...

It sounds like things are going really well for you right now. I am so glad!

susette said...

I love your optimism post. I did a post on the same topic a few days ago and actually listed some very specific things you can do to have a good attitude.

Michelle said...

Very good thought, but applying it is the tricky part! Thanks for stopping by!

Jillene said...

Great post!! Have a great day!!

susette said...

You are like the energizer bunny! So quick with responses and full of love and smiles and hugs. I like it. Thanks for a cheery disposition. It's nice to know there are friendly people out in the world.

Bertie said...

I love the little smiley man with the flower:) Thanks for the post- I agree 110%!

Kate said...

Grape idea is great. Optimism is so important. I am so thankful for my many friends and family that make me happy and make me laugh. Take care.

Whitney R said...

agreed. This is something I try to do everyday in my life. Be optimistic. No one likes a sour puss ;)

Barbaloot said...

Great post! Today I am optimistic about the great rain we're getting! Fun snow for fun snowboarding soon!

stACEy said...

always a fan of gratitude!

JustRandi said...

What a nice post! I love it.
Thanks for stopping in to say Hi the other day! Looks like you've got a lot going on here!

Christine said...

Just a passerby stopping by to say hi. What a neat blog!

da Bergs said...

AMEN! Let's all smile and laugh more!!! LOVE IT! °Ü°

Claire said...

That's a great thought! Having a sense of humour certainly makes life more bearable! ;)

Shimmy Mom said...

Amen. I think that I'm a pretty optimistic person, but life is definitely easy when you have optimists around you.
I love the grape idea. I might just have to steal that one.
*hugs*

Honey Mommy said...

Optimism is great. Especially when you are having some challenges... like your water main breaking!

Fun times at our house!

Are You Serious! said...

♥ It's so true! :)

KC Mom said...

Thanks for visiting the "chaser" blog today. I loved the grapes idea you had for vt. Your blog is really positive and I appreciate that!

Amy said...

I love optimism! It is so much more enjoyable to be around people who are optomistic! It just makes you feel so much better about everything!

tammy said...

I feel much happier after reading this!

Jeni said...

Holy cow! Look how many friends and comments you have now! That's awesome. Thanks for all the "grape" thoughts and uplifting ones, too! I love you lots and appreciate our friendship even when there are dark clouds, you always seem to see the silver lining! TTYL.

Kellie Buckner said...

Sweet blog! I agree, humor can make tenseness disappear. That's why I started my blog!

Rob said...

You always put a smile on everyone's face. It makes me happy to see such a sweet spirit shine through you.

Jodi said...

I love your blog! Thanks for stopping by mine! This was an awesome post! It made me smile! :D and I really needed to today!

Aunty Em said...

So great to meet you. I love yours too! You're going on my G.R.

Kellan said...

Great post and so nice to see you show appreciation for your parents!

Nice to meet you - see you soon - Kellan

Lyssa said...

THanks for your lovely comment! It's so nice to find a new friend!
Your blog is very uplifting, I love it!!

Laura said...

Great post and something to remember daily!

Julie said...

This really is a cute blog! I love what you've done with it. It's so colorful, fun, and happy to look at.

Tiffany said...

I love your blog. Thanks for leaving such a nice comment on mine. What a great thought and I love your grapes idea!:O)

Kerri said...

Wow! you are an energetic, happy person and I love it! We need more optimistic people in this world don't you think? Thanks for coming to my blog and leaving a comment!

Keli said...

Well, how nice was this! Love it! This made me smile!!xo

Rhonda said...

Yes...humor is so important. You are such a gracious person too...I always can count on you to say the nicest things in my comments.

Have a great day and ciao bella.

Wendyburd1 said...

LAughter IS the best medicine!!!

Marivic_Little GrumpyAngel said...

You are awesome. I think you are my best discovered treasure of the week. Thanks for this post!

queenbee4 said...

LOVE the grape idea! I am grapeful for this post this rainy morning... I needed it!

Katheryn said...

I love being around people that have happy postive attitudes. Thanks for brightening my day!

i am bri said...

thanks for commenting! it is always a pleasant suprise. your blog is so happy and cheerful!

Beth said...

Thanks for your nice comment! Your blog is very uplifting and fun!

So said...

I love laughter. I would shrivel up and die without it.

Susy said...

Thanks for the nice post! Love your blog GREAT thoughts.
Loved the one of Sister Hinkley....

Kaci said...

Great idea!

JuliaGulia said...

thanks for following me Love your blog

KC Mom said...

Thanks so much for posting today. I'm feeling the love and it feels pretty darn good.
How do you make the cute little heart on your posts with with your keyboard! I'm totally computer illiterate!

Andrea said...

I really need to remember this one today. Thanks!

nikkicrumpet said...

There is no doubt that laughter and looking on the bright side will keep you healthier, happier, and more fun to be around. And being able to laugh changes your outlook on everything!

Jennifer said...

I'm glad you enjoy my blog and thanks for visiting. Tigger is great and hugs are wonderful.

Jean said...

You are the most kind and caring person I know! You uplift us in so many ways, you bring happiness and joy into our lives! You always say the kindest things, and the little messages of love we do feel! I am so happy to have you in my life! Love and Hugs Jean

Claudia said...

My Dear Friend,
You are a very wonderful lady and great friend! I am with you that good humor is marvelous, it's water for the soul! I like your words very much! Tons of love for you from Argentina!!!

Octamom said...

It always amazing when I take the time to reflect on the sweet blessings in life--thanks for the reminder!

Blessings!

christine said...

I love your thoughts about optimism! It's always better to look at things half full instead of half empty. I appreciate how you warm up a room with your smile and even though life has sent you some struggles you still manage to be happy. What an example you are to those around you. Luv ya!

RitterB's said...

Thanks for taking a peek at my blog. Your blog Rocks! I now know where I need to go if I need a lift on a rainy day.

Mikki said...

Great post!! I hope YOU have a day as beautiful and sweet as you are!

Three and Counting said...

Your blog is so uplifting! Thanks for sharing and visiting my blog. I need to be more like you!

families are forever said...

What a cheerful and positive blog!!!! Smiles Danette