My Journal of smiles

My journal of Smiles πŸ™‚ …Lucks

Friends, this is my treasure chest, where I keep my riches. What are these valued possessions? My smiles!!!

Things and people that make me smile everyday are my most prized gems.

22-11-2011

What made me happy today?

1. I woke up early and went for a morning walk in the fog. Had a wonderful time, winter is here to stay and there’s no better time to be out there, than in the early hours of the morning. My Sparky loves going for walks during the winter season.

2. There’s a very sweet, old dog, who lives on the ground floor of the building which houses my gym. This one is one moody lady and doesn’t accept food from people she is not familiar with. I have been trying to be friends with her for a long time now but she has been resisting my efforts. Today she smiled at me, almost smiled :), wagged her tail and accepted biscuits from me, yay, I am thrilled.

3. I was greeted with a chorus of ‘good morning’ by a room full of people at the reception, the moment I entered my Gym. This simple gesture made me happy and welcomed. We don’t realize it but little things make a big difference to our lives and on some days these tiny gestures brighten our otherwise weary and drab days.

These are a few of the things which made my day…

β€œEnjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” ~Robert Brault

What are your lovely moments? Share with me and spread the cheer…

Lucks aka Sulekha

35 Comments

  1. Rimly

    Lovely Outlier. Talking about dogs. I have a neighbor who has a dog called Max. He is the goonda of this neighborhood. But every morning he comes to greet me with a lick and a wag. He always makes me smile and feel happy

  2. Swati Bhattacharya

    Beautiful post Lucks…we keep cribbing about small bad things, but forget to be thankful for the small good things! Thank you for reminding me to be grateful…hugs!

  3. melissa

    Oh how wonderful having walks on winter ;)… and even Sparky liked it :)…I could just imagine πŸ˜›

    Today, I went back to blogging…it was taking me too long to wait on my mood lol…plus I still have one coming up for Roy's Poe-a-tree hop;

    Two, I forgave myself for a grave mistake I made at work…hmmm;

    Three, I began to appreciate my colleagues who've been out for a few days since they went to Vietnam;

    Four, I was patient with my dad lol (it isn't always the case)…

    Five, I treated myself to a nice lunch. I haven't done that in a few months πŸ˜‰

    Six, I landed in your blogpage and was able to pause, reflect and thank God for all the blessings I've received throughout the day :)…How lovely!

    Thanks so much Sulekha. You have a very beautiful heart…

  4. Susan Deborah

    What a lovely feel today's post has. I have many such moments.

    1. Feeling the cold breeze against my hair and cheeks.

    2. Kissing my sleeping husband.

    3. Awaiting the time I get back home and lie down on my bed.

    4. Reading lovely posts as these.

    And, Sulekkha, thanks for this wonderful post. Made me warm and fuzzy.

    Joy always,
    Susan

  5. David

    It's often the little things that make such a big difference in our life as I treasure time spent lying next to Cody being his everything as I was to Erin. Watching my nephew Brennan smile at me is so endearing and makes me feel good. Then there's the lady at the coffee shop who is my mom 2.0, she gives me free coffee etc when I'm not feeling well to cheer me up…That small gesture goes a long way!! Little things are indeed precious!!

  6. Portia

    Very nice!winter is approaching here too and morning fogs are getting thicker. Talking about dogs, they are really very sensitive. My friend Anna's pet is a huge black Lab and he responds only to 'Brother black'call. You call him just 'blacky' and be sure to get barked at!! Sulekha, you always find some nicety in the little things of life.Thanks for sharing.
    -PORTIA

  7. Alpana Jaiswal

    Sulekha,I think the best thing that has happened since morning is visiting your blog..just teaching me to appreciate the small things that give happiness..
    1. I started a new diet regime today,when my daughter came back from school she was very upset to know that..it just touched me a lot to know as to how much she cares.
    Great post as usual..

  8. JANU

    Wonderful Sulekha, you make us smile to. Well, there is a stray cat in our building whom I feed with milk and bread, she is the first visitor of the day and she made me smile.

  9. Mani

    This post is v beautiful….reading it fter a hectic n damn day of corporate world….it reminds me i shudnt forget abt the small things and d improtance they hold

    Thankyou Sulekha

    Love
    MAni

  10. Larry Lewis

    How dissapointing, when i walk into the gym, they go 'oh no, larry's here'. And i'm so nice to them, well, you've got to be cruel to be kind

  11. sulekkha

    @Rimly, Max sure knows who is the sweetest lady in the entire neighborhood πŸ™‚ Thank you for your lovely compliment.

  12. sulekkha

    @Melissa, I am so glad you did all the things you have mentioned. Blogging, we miss you when you don't blog. Forgiving is a noble gesture, missing friends is good too, we realize their importance. Patience with Dad, is a must. Good lunch, wow…wish I could have been there. Thank you for your wonderful compliment.

  13. sulekkha

    @David, You have so many things to be grateful for, I like your reasons. Being with Cody must be fun, Brennen must really like you, the lady at the coffee shop is an angel. We all are connected, somehow and meet each other under strange circumstances.Thank you for your visit and comment.

  14. sulekkha

    @Mani, love your compliment. If I could help you in anyway with my words, I am humbled and thankful to you for saying it.

  15. Shreya

    Inspiring post. Reading your post makes me feel: life is not that bad. Loved these foggy morning pics. Happiness is beautifully summed up in 3 points πŸ™‚ And I have noted down that nice quote by Robert Brault. I will add it in my quotation diary. πŸ™‚

  16. Bella

    Sulekkha, that photo of Sparky walking in the mist made me grin from ear to ear! You see, I remembered my walk with Roxy the other day! The mist was as thick as the one featured in your photos! Roxy loved it! πŸ™‚

  17. Rachel Hoyt

    I love the morning fog. We get a lot of it here. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for sharing your reasons to smile. We all need to remember the little things and appreciate them and it is posts like this and people like you that remind us. πŸ™‚

  18. sulekkha

    @Bella, We have a lot in common and so do our pets. I have a feeling Sparky and Roxy could become great friends, thanks for the visit and the comment.

  19. Brenda

    Very true, it's the small things. First the pictures are mood setters. I quite enjoy the early morning, hazy, not yet awake feeling. Lovely moments for me is still finding words to write, still finding a story in my head, reading a book and loving it, when my daughter calls home, getting an email from an editor. Little things go a long-long way for me.

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