Saturday, May 7, 2011

Making Smiles

This has not been an easy first week of May. Ugly, wretchedly painful heartache has touched some of those dearest to my heart. When those you love are hurt you hurt right alongside; the world seems full of tears and frowns.

Saturday it was time to find some smiles. I did not have to look far.

Saturday Morning Pancakes. Family breakfast food made by someone not me. Huge smiles there -- I {heart} breakfast food and I {big heart} food made by someone else.

Here is this morning's cook, enjoying the fruits of his own labor! This son of mine and the love and kindness he shows make me smile - even when he doesn't make breakfast!

And this little bundle of giggles makes me smile through out each day, but I wish she would acknowledge the clever invention of forks.

And who doesn't smile at consistency? Sammy and his cereal are not to be soon parted. He couldn't even manage to look at the camera. Silly boy.

Here is a smile that is missing a piece. It's a big deal.

The sight of the third generation to sleep in this "Moses Basket" makes me smile. Actually, anytime this child is not crying makes me smile.

I have been finding baby dolls wherever our real baby belongs. Funny that.

The intensity of her frown amused me.

Home-grown flowers... smiles inside and outdoors!

A niece that melts my heart with her simple goodness... she is a very peaceful child, gently smiling throughout the day at Aunt Honour's.

Ginger's first ride in the old stroller. She? Now she's smiling too!

Country Kid's slip-n-slide. I wanted to laugh aloud at this, but I made them turn off the hose (our yard is saturated already!)

Old-time gardening, with a technology boost: getting advice garden side advice from his mom. The juxtaposition made me chuckle. Also, taking the picture on an angle (which annoys him sometimes) made me chuckle. But that was a little bit mean, I guess.


See how easy? Grab a camera and walk around your house LOOKING for happiness. It will cheer you up... at least for a minute.


  1. I'm so sorry about the heartache! And you are right to go looking for things that will make you smile. So much of life is attitude! If you choose to see the positive, the negative is less compelling. I hope things look up quickly for your loved ones. And I love the Sammy photo... It's almost like his eyebrows are raised in an attempt to look at the camera, but his eyes just didn't want to follow - not when there is cereal to be eaten! That made me smile! Hang in there!

  2. You are right, we find what we look for, don't we?

    I think I need pancakes, it's been a hard week around here too. I hope things get better soon. You will be in my prayers.