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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 snuggle your dog gave you 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 be back with my response.

I don't always get a chance to respond to all your smiles, but I read every single one.  They all leave me feeling a little bit lighter than I did before.  So thank you!  I hope you're all having a good week, my friends, and if you're not, I hope it improves.

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Wednesday comes and I think about this post. Every week. ;)

1. Yesterday a friend of mine, a guy, told me he's finishing watching season 2 of Bones, and was anxious and excited about B&B. His tone made me laugh and think of him as a fangirl. He's totally a fangirl. LOL

2. My niece, Naia, keeps learning new words every day and mixing languages. But even if she's not mixing always surprises me and makes me smile.

3. New pics today of Mulder and Scully in their next X-Files movie. OMG!!

4. Weather forecast were saying a big snow storm was coming, and it finally were not as terrible as they predicted. Roads were clean and we all got to work on time.

Is your week going well? I hope so. Hugs.

Wednesday comes and I think about this post. Every week. ;)

That makes ME smile!

Your friend who's a boy is a fangirl for Bones. Love it. *g*

And yay for your niece picking up new words. I wish I still learned new words at that rate. ;) Naia is a beautiful name, by the way.

Is your week going well?

It is, my dear. :) Thank you for asking. Now I just have to respond to this post myself! Many hugs to you.

That makes ME smile!

I'm glad. ;)

Naia is a beautiful name, by the way.

Naia (or Nahia, both accepted) is Basque for Wish.

I asked my Year 8 (13 year olds) to bring in their favourite books, fiction or non-fiction, and they all did!

Volunteers to pitch their choice to the rest of the class resulted in off the cuff reviews starting with The Diary of Ann Frank, moving through Jaqueline Wilson, a very popular British teen writer, to Jeremy Clarkson and his big boys toys i.e. cars.

One girl recited the entire plot of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory from memory. Admittedly it bore more resemblance to the film but what a feat.

It was great and made me think, 'Hey, kids do still read and enjoy good books.'

Made my day.

Oh and your replies to my feedbacks (sic). Always my treat.

Yay for children reading! Perhaps the world isn't going to hell in a handbasket after all. *g* That is definitely worth smiling about. Thank you for mentioning it.

Oh and your replies to my feedbacks (sic). Always my treat.

*is speechless* :)

Some of my friends are going on this wild road trip for spring break and I can't go with them, but today my ex-roomie called me and said she was determined to go skydiving with me, come class or high water (though I think we'd prefer not to see high water). Even if I end up still not being able to go skydiving with them before they leave for their trip, it put a giant smile on my face because my friends are AWESOME. :o)

I just finished the book 'Twilight' by Stepehnie Meyer today, and several lines in that book made me laugh.

An example of a small bit that made me smile:

"You really shouldn't do that to people," I criticized. "It's hardly fair."
"Do what?"
"Dazzle them like that-she's probably hyperventilating in the kitchen right now."

I'd put more in here, but that would make my post quite long and I don't want to give anything away for anyone who hasn't read yet. Really good book (but in connection with your earlier post, it's in first person).

Anyways...happy Wednesday! Hope you're having a great day!

I was in a high school drama competition on saturday and this guy i kind of like came to see my schools' show and he brought me a flower! it was so sweet. I was like **Squeeing** all the way down the hall back to the classroom my school was using! it made me so happy!

I booked my ticket to Alaska for my summer vacation last night. Well my friend booked it for me because she gave me her frequent flier miles. So my $1000 plane ticket just dropped to $10! That made me smile and whoop!

girly is beginning to sit and look to me when we go outside for walks and I was so proud of her and manly when two people got out of their car and walked across the parking lot and both dogs just sat and looked at me while it happened. It sounds like something little, but their good behavior just made me smile.

Truffles. Lots and lots of truffles! I did a truffle making course with 3 of my best friends, so apart from all the glorious chocolate, we got to spend a great evening together :)

Joey had his cast removed yesterday (weds). That alone makes me smile, but the best thing of all was when we had to wait over an hour and a half to be seen at the hospital (damn NHS) and having been so good for so long, he stood before me, looking up at me with big round eyes and growled, 'Mummy, I want to get outta here!'

So cute :)

Am a happy mummy now he has his arm back *g*

I actually got to bake today! My baking ban has been lifted, yay. My parents haven't been letting me bake lately because I'm always trying something new, getting the kitchen all messy and making my whole family FAT. Heeheehee :)

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