It's world smile day! 😁 Smiling is considered by many to be the second best thing you can do with your lips (🥇😘😏) ....and don’t forget that smiling usually confuses people that aren't smiling with you too! 😉
I’ll admit that I’ve personally been struggling to smile as much (frequency and width), as wholeheartedly, and as randomly as I used to. Current events and other situations occurring just seem to really want to test positivity right now. And not just for me but on a societal scale. There was even an article in the paper recently saying how all the rain and cloudy days we’ve had in the past month or so here in DC is actually affecting the locals and their moods. But I know there are good things to smile about. Even laugh about. So find what your sources of smiles are and don’t forget them. I know for me my prime smile causers are nature (hence the throwback pic to my visit to Denali National Park in August-you can’t see from this pic perspective but I’m standing next to a braided river which I’m obsessed with and of course there were birds🦆🦅🦉🐦), puppies (my three labs🐶🐶🐶 or just that super adorbs puppy video online going around), my garden (quickly becoming a jungle inside and out🎍🌾🌱🌵🌳🌿), and those folks that mean the most to me (especially the ones that always make me feel better no matter what💏👭).
Wide alleys, open spaces filled up with scents of fallen leaves, drops of blind rain, hidden smiles, and big wholes in sweaters to warm up tender palms during chilly nights...golden autumn. Isn't it just beautiful?
I’ll admit that spider webs tend to be neutral at best usually for me. They either are things that need to be cleaned up in my house or somehow getting me in the face when I walk outside. But today I saw this web with drops of dew on it with the quickly changing colors behind it and it just made me think of a beautiful beaded necklace. The elegance of it and thinking how truly incredible it is that spiders make such delicate but strong webs.