Three things Thursday created by Nerd In the Brain says:”three things that make me smile: an exercise in gratitude – feel free to steal this idea with wild abandon and fill your blog with the happy”. Like laughter (take just 1 minute right now to laugh as laughter that you put on is just as health giving as that which comes spontaneously) being happy has benefits ranging from enhanced creativity (necessary for a writer and indeed for most of us) to improving our immune system. Three broad categories happiness effects:
People are more physically active, learn better and have a bigger social circle
It counteracts all those negative emotions
And protects our health.
So I am happy to share with you each week three things which make me smile. The first you thought would have been the puppy Muffin, but this time it is Bundy. He always makes me smile. For awhile I worried that his happiness had been affected by Muffin’s addition but yesterday they played together on the oval and it brought a huge smile to my face. Our family is going to be a happy one.
We also bought this during the week. In our neighbours front garden it looked tiny. It has a set of rolling wells on the aft section and I could see us rolling it across the road to the river. Roger could see us putting it in Mum’s car. Getting it home it is bigger (much bigger) than we thought. I still plan on pulling it across the road. I just probably won’t do it as often as I thought I would. Even with wheels 48 kgs is a fair weight which surprised me but still it brought a smile as I anticipated photo taking expeditions gliding on the lake. Another perspective and I can’t wait to try it. May even try a bit of fishing but our problem is neither of us will kill the fish and it ends up wiping our smile off our face. Not the aim of the exercise.
Our toastmasters meeting on Monday night also bought a smile to not only my face but to those of the other participants. I joined two and a half years ago when we had about eight members. Now our numbers top twenty-four. The benefits we all gain from the experience is immense and the support is good. For me to it is great to hear all different perspectives as our youngest member is fourteen up to a couple of members around my age with a huge range in between.
Join in. It would be great to see what made you smile this week.