Freshly made lemon bars with Phoenix Mountain Single Tree Oolong.
First rose spotting of Spring.
My neighborhood, one of the many alleys tucked here and there.
The Portland Art Museum where a friend took me yesterday.
A couple days ago I received my weekly email from Cheryl Richardson.
She talked about noticing what makes you smile.
"It's a simple gesture, this thing called a smile,
and yet it's also a powerful communication device that
sends data back and forth between the body and the soul."
So yesterday when I went for my 2 hour walk I paid attention to what makes me smile.
Flowers always make me smile and seeing the first rose spotting for Spring did just that.
Seeing my neighborhood in all it's beauty and uniqueness makes me smile.
Coming home to a lovely cup of tea and lemon bars makes me smile.
Then a surprise invitation to a special exhibit at the art museum
and spending time with a friend was definitely a smile.
Seeing the children playing in the sunshine made me smile.
Just good old sunshine makes me smile.
Seeing a sign on a store downtown that said,
"Treasures that make you smile."
I almost stopped to see those treasures.
Smiling is a treasure worth cherishing.
What makes you smile today?