Blog Post Comments: Weekly Smile 9th March 2016


There is so much to smile at but when it comes to making a post of these smile occasions the mind goes somewhat blank. Then I read some comments I have received and realised that it is the interaction and communicating with those who comment on my posts that give me so many smiles everyday. There are the understanding comments – I smile as I am no longer alone, there are the ones that appreciate the creativity and effort I have put into the post – I smile that the piece has been appreciated, there are the humorous one – I smile and sometimes laugh out loud. What a way to start my day, perhaps cheer the middle of the day and go to sleep by at night. Thank you to every single commenter on my post – you all make me smile. I’d love to give oodles of examples but will give just one which I hope will make everyone smile.

  1. A comment on my blog by Diane from Still the Lucky Few who in response to a 99 word flash fiction writing about libraries  wrote: “My sisters and I loved reading. We read constantly, all through the school year, when the library in our country schoolhouse was available to us.But when summer vacation came, we were locked out and could only wistfully look at the books through a window. One day, my older sister had enough of the literature drought, and just opened the window. There we were, three little girls looking temptation (and crime) in the eye! What did we do? We read all summer, that’s what we did!”


To see other smiles:  Trent’s Weekly Smile

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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13 Responses to Blog Post Comments: Weekly Smile 9th March 2016

  1. Miriam says:

    Wonderful comment that made me smile. 🙂

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  2. trentpmcd says:

    Comments are always great. Lately I’ve been slacking off on them because of time constraints, but they are important. And of course there are people who will be “criminals” just to read. Makes a lot of sense to me! Towns should have public libraries so kids have something to read when school is closed, but if they don’t…

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  3. Nancy says:

    What a great comment. If I had been one of those little girls, I would have done the same thing. No one should be denied a chance to read!😊

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  4. Thanks, Irene. It was great to have my “mini-story” appreciated! I too love the friendly community we bloggers create through our stories and our comments.

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  5. Charli Mills says:

    That comment made me smile, too! It might end up in fiction one day…

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  6. Such a sweet place to live.

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