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Wednesday Smiles
I mostly post fannish things in this journal, but I think it's easy to forget that there is a real person behind the fic and the squeeing over Bones.  Same goes for other people, of course.   So I'd like to take a minute to acknowledge our humanity.

Please tell me something that made you smile this week, no matter how small.  Could be the excellent latte you had on Monday, the song you discovered on Tuesday, or the way your significant other smiled at you today.  I'm going to try to post this every Wednesday for myself, and if you feel up to it, please respond—here, in your own journal, or elsewhere.   Feel free to post more than one thing and/or respond to other comments.

Why am I doing this?  Because I think it is far too easy to get caught up in the stresses, big and small, that we all experience.   Being able to focus on one positive thing, however small, can give one a valuable sense of perspective.

Why Wednesday?  I figure a little mid-week cheer can't hurt.  :)

If you feel weird about doing this in public, please comment anonymously.  I'm setting this entry to screen anon comments; I won't unscreen any anon comments unless you give me permission.  And please feel free to comment even if we're not "friends." 

I'll start.

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My husband made me happy. As I've mentioned in this journal, we're currently dealing with a lot of unpleasant and stressful family issues. My husband has been my rock—as kind, constructive, calm, and helpful as someone in this situation could be. Life is hard sometimes, but I honestly don't think I could have ended up with a better partner.

I'm so glad for you, having such a wonderful husband! I hope I find a partner like that one day.

Anyway, I went to a picnic today and played with my friend's little daughter Elliot. She's a sweet little thing, a bit disconnected from people, but very resilient and a great soccer player for a 2 year old. She has these lovely, strangely shaped eyes. Anyway, she got a Dora the Explorer ball for Christmas and so did a little girl the same age, called Sofia, who was also at the picnic. They began to play kickball at the same time, Ellie with me and Sofia with her dad. I kept track of the balls, because we knew from the start it was going to get tricky (they were totally identical). They came close to swapping over a couple of times but didn't. Somehow, Sofia got the idea that they had and began to cry. I didn't want to upset Elliot but I managed to change the balls over and Sofia STILL thought she had the wrong one. Not sure what her logic was there. Anyway, she kept crying, lying on her stomach, hugging the ball. And Elliot stopped playing and watched her. She couldn't figure out the problem. So she sat down and covered her face, resting her head on her own ball. Right next to Sofia. So she wouldn't be alone. I know it looked like she was just imitating Sofia because she thought that's what was happening but I got the distinct impression she was trying to comfort her.

It made me smile. Especially since most of the adults find her strange and unemotional towards them. They aso think she isn't a pretty child, just because she looks like her father. Her father is a handsome man! And she's adorable! Oh people WILL be judgemental.

I lucked out with my husband. He adores me, and I adore him. :) Not a perfect relationship by any means, but a happy one.

What a cute story. Kid logic can be tough to follow sometimes, but how sweet of Elliot to try and show her empathy for Sofia.

Oh people WILL be judgemental.

*g* Unfortunately, this is true.

You are lucky for your husband :)

And I’m happy because yesterday I sang Christmas carols with my three years old nephew. He is sweet.


You are lucky for your husband :)

Yes, I am. :)

I'm glad you had a happy moment with your nephew. They grow up so fast! :)


I'm happy simply because we were all (minus one brother who had to work) able to be together for Christmas. We had a wonderful time will the family, and everyone got along!

Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas. And it is a minor miracle when family gets together without any kerfuffles. *g*

I came back to work today after some days of holidays/sickness and my workmates told me that they had missed me very, very, very much. That made me smile.

Isn't it nice to be appreciated? Congrats. :)

I have to go back to work today but I found a gift box in my cubicle this morning that made my day. I got chocolates! (= I'm glad to know your husband is really with you on this ♥

Great idea!

I'm (hopefully) be posting more about his on my own journal, but Monday might we went over to our friends for Christmas eve same as every year. Aside from having a great time, as usual the boys (my two, Aaron's best freind Tyler and Tyler's cousin Brian) were a riot. At one point Brian pounced on Aaron and pretended to maul and kiss him (Brian and Tyler are Greek, so there's always a lot of jokes). Afterward, Aaron pulled his sweater over his head and announced he's staying hidden for ever now.

I was laughing so hard I couldn't catch my breath.

It's been a pretty emotional month - my grandfather died and now my mom has no parents left. I share her pain, but she's very open about her emotions while I bury everything inside and just look like I don't care (but I do care).

Anyway, I was outside for a little while, all alone and it felt good to escape. It was an ordinary day and particularly cold but the sun was shining so brightly, with not a single cloud in sight - it was the most beautiful blue sky I had ever seen. I just stood there in the middle of the street and closed my eyes, my arms spread wide and I just laughed.

I felt free, for no particular reason. I just thought it was a beautiful day.

While my husband was going through the Xmas stocking I'd given him, he came across some lens caps for his camera (he lost his while canoeing this past summer). He paused, then said 'wow, that's really thoughtful' and seemed genuinely taken aback.

I don't know--it just made me happy that someone acknowledged the thought that went behind the gift :)

I was not at work today. I don't have to be at work again for another week, and I'm about to go curl up on the couch with my husband and a glass of wine. That's enough for a big, big smile.

Well I was going to say the cookies my mom made today, but then I clicked and saw your header.. It's a close tie, believe me ;)

Hope you had a good holiday!

I smiled today, even though it's not Wednesday, because a friend has organised a party for my birthday tomorrow. No one's ever done that for me before, except when I was 40 and very ill 13 year's ago. Aren't friends great?

It's not Wednesday, I know, but today, I smiled really big when I clicked on my e-mail and saw all the comments I'd gotten on the Bones/Booth fanfic I wrote last night. I'd never written B/B before (shockingly) so to have so many people enjoy it so quickly really made my day.

Nice idea. :)
What really bought a smile to my face this week was...on Tuesday, right on Christmas, I got an answer to my mail to TJ (yeah! TJ Thyne! Hodgepodge, Hodgy, Hodgins!, the bug guy, etc, etc). I found his myspace and I read that he wanted to see a whole interview from SkyOne but he had only a couple of minutes from a video on YouTube, so I remembered I had the download link and I PM it to him on MySpace. But I didn't thought of an actually answer. So, the 25th he answered me, I couldn't believe it, it was so weird. In one moment I was seeing him on the tv and in the other he had replied to the mail I sent him. I'm still so happy. Finally I got in contact with on of them, the best christmas gift ever.

ps. I think I'm a little bit late for Wednesday but well...I wanted to contribute. :D

I know it is late Friday/early Saturday but I got my smile on Christmas eve. I was watching a wwe special called "tribute to the troops" that's where the wwe superstars go to Iraq and perform for the troops and I got to see my favorite wrestler who has been out because of an injury to his arm. He was there playing Santa for the troops. It brightened the rest of my week.

Such a great idea!
what made me smile the most this week was seeing my friend's 3 & a half year old son for the first time in a while & just seeing how much he'd grown.

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