Sunday, January 3, 2010

Sunshine Smiles

What sunshine is to flowers,
smiles are to humanity.
These are but trifles, to be sure;
but scattered along life's pathway,
the good they do is inconceivable.

~Joseph Addison

Of Note: I've spoken of the power of smiles many times in this blog. When we smile we produce a potent chemical that actually lifts our mood. Pretty good for moving a few muscles in our faces. The best thing of all, though, it's FREE. I'm big on free which is another theme in this blog. Speaking of FREE, have you "clicked" on today? Just by "clicking" through the six categories of giving, a contribution is made. The simplicity and speed of the encounter is sure to make you smile and thus lift your mood on a busy day.

Today's Weather Report: It was a bit warmer last night at only 12 below zero. The water did not freeze in our shower pipe as it did at 20 below the night before. Misty loves this weather and rushes to and fro in the snow, burying her snout deep to find whatever goodies she can although, thankfully, poop has not been in her menu lately. By spring we hope she has grown out of eating this "canine delicacy." Friends have assured me that this is a very natural habit for dogs but it is one I wished she'd forget. The cats have still been scarce and continue their encampment in Jim's 4th story turret office. It's a small space for five felines, who prior to the dog did not always get along. Apparently, a detente has been reached. Thank heavens, Jim does not mind the crowded conditions including at least one but sometimes two cats sprawled across his desk. It's quite the scene, let me assure you!

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