This is the latest in my series of blog entries taking a fresh look at a variety of topics. I’ve set up a page on the blog explaining the project and linking to my entries. This post’s topic is “Smiling.”
Something that makes me smile — serendepity.
I’d been looking forward to the last Reconstruction post I did, on the creation of the universe, for a while. But the next one just sort of loomed there. “Smiling”? Um, smiling is good. People should smile. I like to smile. What do you say about it.
But then right after I finished the last post in the series, this post showed up in my news reader. Go, read it. I’ll wait.
— “Smiling Comes Easy Here” via The Faery Inn
See what she did there? Better than anything I had in mind for the “smile” prompt, and that’s not even what she was trying to do.
But, ultimately, it gets back to what I wrote in my New Year’s post, about undiscovered treasure. A lot of her post is about finding beauty in the mundane or the things we take for granted. How often to you smile about a friend’s rebuke or a seeing a pregnant woman or sitting at a school table. But there really is treasure everywhere.
I wrote my short version of her list a while back for a Plinky prompt, my catalog of everyday treasures, my raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens.
What about you? What are the magical mundanities of your life? Where is your every day treasure?
What makes you smile?