Smiles from a friend

I had a slightly annoying occurrence take place this morning.  It was certainly nothing tragic; indeed, it was more of an irritation and inconvenience than anything else…but it could have been easily avoided, so it wasn’t a really great way to start the day.

After I returned home from the above-mentioned occurrence (trying not to be peeved but still feeling a little irked), I flipped through my emails – and saw that a friend sent me a little something to help me smile:

I love this.  I love the spirit of the photo; but I also love that my friend thought of me when he saw this image.  And I especially love that he took the time to note this picture, and send it my way.  And of course I love that a few simple scribbles, posted who-knows-where, by god-only-knows-who, traveled through tubes and wires and across space and time and ether to find their way to me, and to make me smile.

Hopefully I get to return that favor tonight, and to keep the chain going…

Talk about turning a day around.  🙂


About Stef

A "serious" gal who is trying to remember to lighten up and smile.
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16 Responses to Smiles from a friend

  1. barb19 says:

    How nice – I love this!


  2. nrhatch says:

    I love that . . . Take A Smile! Here . . . have another on me: 🙂


    • Stef says:

      Your comment made me laugh out loud! (“Here, have another on me.”) Exactly! Love it. You made this image even more wonderful to me. 🙂


  3. rutheh says:

    I love that your friend thought of you when he saw this and sent it to you. : -)


  4. That picture definitely screams you and your blog! 🙂


  5. I like this one a lot 😀


  6. Hallysann says:

    I like that two people have actually taken a smile. Imagine taking one, slipping it into your purse and having it smiling back at you everytime you go in there 😀


    • Stef says:

      I also love that a few smiles had already been taken. How cool it would be to have a little grin peeking up at you at various points in the day! A wonderful idea. 🙂

      (It reminds me a bit of the “Free Hugs” people – only a bit more subtle, and therefore perhaps a bit more ‘possible’ for some people…) []


  7. Lexy Raine says:

    I absolutely love this! 🙂 I hung up a similar poster I made with compliments instead of smiles on our community mailbox a few weeks ago and was totally stoked when I went back a week later and found that all but one compliment were gone. You gotta love free happiness!


    • Stef says:

      Lexy, that’s a great idea, too! Love it. 🙂 Thanks for spreading joy and happiness; and thank you for subscribing to this blog! I really appreciate that, too. 🙂


  8. What a delightful idea, to come home and find the SMILE in your INBOX. Now that is a photo I want in my daily inbox instead of all the clutter. Thank you for coming by my blog. As I keep reading stories on your blog whether it is yours or comments, I am getting addicted. I have to add you to my blogroll. Blessings.


    • Stef says:

      I think stuffing one’s inbox with smiles instead of clutter would be a fantastic move. Thank YOU for reading, commenting, liking, and generally supporting my writing – I deeply appreciate it! (And am completely honored to be added to your blogroll. Thank you, truly.)


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