Because boy, do I ever love to smile. It makes me happy. Which makes me smile more!
So I often just think of things that do so.
Here’s this morning’s list:
Which we did this morning early! Because when we train water, they smile. Big, fat, joyous smiles, with water spraying everywhere. Which makes me happy.
God knows it’s hot, hot, hot! And those birds are having a raucously good time. Wings all a-flutter and the slight slanting through causing prisms all around.
Coming off my tree. By the boatload! How cool is that? All that juice running down my chin, the taste sensations on my tongue, ah!
Okay, so that’s always my perpetual way to finding happiness. And as I type this, I realize that always and perpetual is redundant. Don’t’cha just love words? They tweak me 🙂
How can you eat fudge and not smile? Especially made by the brilliant pastry chef Beth Clark. Whose confections are world class. And who delivered me some for my birthday! Yum!
Who can’t go swimming yet because she doesn’t have all her vacs, but watches from as close as she can get, longingly! But then she got to retriever her little dokken many times and boy, was that ever the coolest beans ever! If I ever need look for something to make me smile, I need glance no further than my feet. Too cute for words. How can you not have a Labrador puppy?
Woops—I think she just peed on the carpet . . . Bad mom!
Mine is my fav this morning—Hawaiian from Keurig. Maybe I’m not supposed to name names! LOL. But it’s soooo good! Don’t you just love that rich cup of coffee all a-steaming?
Okay, so a talk with my good friends always makes me smile. But this was in the middle of the morning, and I felt as if playing hooky. And we laughed and cried some too, but it was just the best visit . . .
“Just as anyone who listens to the muse will hear, you can write out of your own intention or out of inspiration. There is such a thing. It comes up and talks. And those who have heard deeply the rhythms and hymns of the gods, the words of the gods, can recite those hymns in such a way that the gods will be attracted.”
Joseph Campbell, The Hero’s Journey, p.124
OMG, is that just the coolest? I just wrote an editorial blog post on this very thing! Yes, you can outline plots, but wow, when the characters take off on their own stories and you just get to chase after them, there’s nothing, nothing, nothing in the world like it. What a rush!
Oh, what a rush! I Just Came Here to Dance will be out soon! Pub date September 15, 2015! SO excited!
How did that get to be number 11? LOL.
Because I just now thought of it as I’m smiling about everything else 🙂
All of whom are so excited for it. Cheering it on! I have the best friends in the entire world J
Now that makes me smile! Boy, am I ever ready. They’re starting to pull and . . . well, you know about stitches!
And did I mention I like to smile? It makes me happy and . . .
What makes you smile?
Award-winning writer and editor Susan Mary Malone is the author of the novels, "I Just Came Here to Dance" and "By the Book," as well as four co-authored nonfiction books, including "What’s Wrong with My Family?" and many published short stories. Forty-plus Malone-edited books have now sold to traditional publishers.