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Smile Maker

Not the planned post for today. It is still sitting in rough draft form waiting for a migraine to abate. The draft will grow up into an adult post in the next day or so. Today I was touched by a friend.

And alas, Serendipity is alive and well’

From a best friend this morning I receive this baby’s smile & message. With the message that said simply:

Don’t Forget To Smile!


image _don't forget to smile

It was just the kind of sweet message that did in fact create a smile on my face. A perm-a-grin  kind of smile. A needed reminder.

For those who don’t know I collect elephants. My home looks like an elephant refuge. This message from my friend W* who is dealing with a lot of life’s trials & trespasses in her own peace has given me the serendipitous perspective today that got me out side of my own head. That is a healing kind of thing.

I love how this happens. I love how serendipitous events in life unfold. I love just  the word serendipitous  In fact I would name my elephant Serendipity.

So truly a silly post by me.yes. Just cause I want y’all to remember to my friend’s message …. just Smile.

It’s hard to have a heavy heart when your lips are turned in to an upside down frown.


And to the daddy’s in the world;

Happy Father’s Day Guys!!

Challenge Yourself Today Joy-Forwarding

Today I had the distinct pleasure of finding the most lovely challenge.

My blogging friend, Kate  who blogs under the pen name Believeanyway.wordpress.com ” has this amazing out look on life. She has created this challenge for each of us of here at WordPress to tackle. What a wonderfully kind and fun thing to do. It will cost you little and give back in riches.

You can find Kate’s s link here to read the whole story.


A small excerpt to get your mind going, and your heart racing: from Kate’s blog.

“If you are willing to take up this challenge would you mind putting a comment on this post? I’d love to hear some of your attempts at joy-forwarding as we progress [whether or not they were immediately effective 🙂 ]. Today I intend to take my inner-Tigger out and spread some joy in unexpected places. I will let you know how it went. Have a joyous day. I hope you do some Joy-Forwarding. Thank you Barefoot Baroness for giving me the impetus to be brave enough to actually issue a direct challenge. Believe it or not, sometimes, even though I am very wordy, I also am a bit shy about stuff like that.”

Thanks Kate! I love this idea……. and say you let that Tigger out of the bag~

©tjhelser 2012