Don’t lose a Day: Weekly Smile


© irene waters 2016

When I came across this poster on a colleagues door I couldn’t help but think how true it is. Time spent being miserable is a waste of time and the time wasted can never be regained. How much better to spend it with a smile, even a forced one, allowing the right synapses to be made creating happiness and a feeling of well-being.

In response to 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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10 Responses to Don’t lose a Day: Weekly Smile

  1. Here in the States, especially in Orlando, we really need this smile, even if it’s pasted on.
    Thanks, Irene.

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  2. ksbeth says:

    yes – such a sad but true state to be in

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  4. Norah says:

    I agree. We need those smiles, even which it’s difficult to find something to smile at. 🙂

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