The Little Things That Make You Smile

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  1. Maddie Ruud profile image77
    Maddie Ruudposted 7 years ago

    I'm working late, and answering angry emails combined with endless moderation has got me down.  I'm trying to concentrate on the little things that make me smile.  I thought I'd start a thread so I can keep checking back and getting a fix of positivity while I plod through some more spam.

    I'll go first:

    I just got some new purple and white plaid laces for my quad skates.  Makes me smile.  smile

    1. tritrain profile image83
      tritrainposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Sun on my face makes me smile.  smile

    2. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Spam fritters taste good.

      http://www.cookipedia.co.uk/wiki/images/8/88/Spam_fritters_recipe.jpg

      lol

      1. Daniel Carter profile image73
        Daniel Carterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        DOH!

        There ya go...admitted spammer!

      2. profile image0
        Home Girlposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Just add some ketchup to it and coupla of extra pounds guaranteed! big_smile

    3. Woman Of Courage profile image59
      Woman Of Courageposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Playing tennis with my husband at the park makes me smile. big_smile

    4. profile image0
      kimberlyslyricsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I got a comment from someone I highly respect and the support is so appreciated I have no words.....

      great thread

      big_smile

      1. Sunshine625 profile image93
        Sunshine625posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I had the same experience today .... wonderful feeling smile

    5. yumyumfoodrecipes profile image60
      yumyumfoodrecipesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      maybe hearing i love you to a man.

  2. Mutiny92 profile image75
    Mutiny92posted 7 years ago

    My nine year old son who is constantly negotiating. 

    Son: "Can I have a cookie?"
    Me: "Sure"
    Son: "Can I have two?"

    I think he will be a lawyer

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image77
      Maddie Ruudposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      YES! Reminds me of arguing with my parents when I was a wee girl about why I couldn't have a soda every night with dinner if they could drink beer.  Makes me smile. smile

      1. Mutiny92 profile image75
        Mutiny92posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Drinking and moderating, are we?  That should make for some interesting emails!  tongue

        1. Maddie Ruud profile image77
          Maddie Ruudposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Just water right now, never fear! wink  Rehydrating from my plyometrics workout.

          Your flag on that forum spammer just now made me smile.

  3. Denise Handlon profile image89
    Denise Handlonposted 7 years ago

    Really old people holding hands and just being into each other makes me smile.

    1. cardelean profile image91
      cardeleanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You must be really old...  lol lol lol lol

    2. Joy56 profile image76
      Joy56posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      it makes my heart skip a beat.  I visited a nursing home, and this elderly gent of 83 was holding hands with a lady about his own age.  I asked the carer if there was a romance going on.  It turns out they are a married couple, been married almost 60 years.  That sure does make you smile.... i had tears of joy

  4. Michael Willis profile image77
    Michael Willisposted 7 years ago

    A Baby's Smile. How could anyone not smile!


    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/4911204_f248.jpg

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Made me smile! smile

    2. Woman Of Courage profile image59
      Woman Of Courageposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, What a cute and precious baby smile

  5. cardelean profile image91
    cardeleanposted 7 years ago

    My kids...
    http://s4.hubimg.com/u/4911547_f248.jpg

  6. theseus profile image79
    theseusposted 7 years ago

    a phone call from a friend

  7. CMHypno profile image94
    CMHypnoposted 7 years ago

    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/4912032_f248.jpg

    All babies can make you smile! smile

  8. sofs profile image88
    sofsposted 7 years ago

    I am happy to be alive.smilesmilesmile..I smile all the time. smilesmile as much as I can. smilesmile

  9. tlpoague profile image86
    tlpoagueposted 7 years ago

    Reading some of my daughter's facebook status...
    Looking for Mr. Right...I have found Mr. Rude, Mr. Wrong, and Mr. Player, but not Mr. Right.
    You are only as strong as the table you stand on, the drinks you mix, and the friends you roll with.
    I am currently making some changes in my life, if you don't hear from me, you're one of them.
    And lastly, the one she made up for my profile...
    Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it's better to be completely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
    Good luck working late!

  10. profile image61
    logic,commonsenseposted 7 years ago

    Maggie, the sun coming up in the morning makes me smile.   My bees flying to and from the hive, make me smile, my fruit trees starting to bud, really makes me smile.
    I know about working late and dealing with upset people, and when you realize how strong you are to deal with those issues, you will smile even bigger! smile

  11. optimus grimlock profile image61
    optimus grimlockposted 7 years ago

    Being at a baseball game with family!

  12. TheJman profile image59
    TheJmanposted 7 years ago

    I feel you on that, had a long day with clients, being.. well.. clients...

    what gets me through the day is the thought of my family, the fact that I can pick up the phone and call them at any time and know that they'll be there to support me! All the other nonsense is truely meaningless when you consider how fragile life is, you then realise what is important, those who care about you!

    So smile is the fact that out there, there is someone who loves and cares about you smile

  13. prettydarkhorse profile image63
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    my baby makes me smile


    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/4914405_f248.jpg

  14. Daniel Carter profile image73
    Daniel Carterposted 7 years ago

    Here's an invitation for you to destress, Maddie....

    http://www.commentsyard.com/graphics/funny/funny127.jpg

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image63
      prettydarkhorseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      LOL

    2. Bellamie profile image60
      Bellamieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      OMG!! Not funny, not cute!

  15. profile image56
    jobswitchposted 7 years ago

    Hearing someone say, "I've got chickenpox".

  16. Woman Of Courage profile image59
    Woman Of Courageposted 7 years ago

    This thread makes me smile.smile

  17. 2uesday profile image83
    2uesdayposted 7 years ago

    a flower to make you smile


    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/3089353_f248.jpg

  18. The Jet profile image74
    The Jetposted 7 years ago

    Enough sleep.

  19. The Jet profile image74
    The Jetposted 7 years ago

    Enough sleep.

  20. AliciaC profile image99
    AliciaCposted 7 years ago

    My dog's antics make me smile. Here's he's getting a stroke from my sister and trying to see what she has in her other hand at the same time - after all, it may be food!
    http://s3.hubimg.com/u/4915582.jpg

    1. sallieannluvslife profile image85
      sallieannluvslifeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Your dog looks like my dog!  I agree...my dog makes me smile, especially when she's been happily rolling in the dustiest patch in the yard and then gets up and shakes from the tip of her nose to the end of her tail!

  21. profile image0
    Motown2Chitownposted 7 years ago

    Unexpectedly getting my shoulders rubbed by my hubby for no specific reason makes me smile.

  22. Eaglekiwi profile image77
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    Finding pants that fit -make me smile smile

    Hearing from my kids after the city they live in suffered an earthquake made me smile BIG
    (Earth-bending excercise indeed son!)

    Fresh coffee. Mmmm...

    Freshly laundered bedsheets -Bliss

  23. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    One of the 5 year olds just popped in, sang me a little song about good granpas and bad granpas she made up herself then left with a cheeky grin. smile

  24. Maddie Ruud profile image77
    Maddie Ruudposted 7 years ago

    Today, I got an email from a friend I thought was probably dead, and he's got 1 year sober!  Okay, that's not a little thing, but it made me smile.

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That would make me smile too. Good news! smile

  25. Bellamie profile image60
    Bellamieposted 7 years ago

    When my grandchildren hug me I smile from the inside out and remember that I am truely blessed.

    1. Bellamie profile image60
      Bellamieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      http://s3.hubimg.com/u/5126214_f248.jpg



      http://s1.hubimg.com/u/4573684_f248.jpg

      1. Bellamie profile image60
        Bellamieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Now these are sweet smiles that make me smile!

  26. timorous profile image82
    timorousposted 7 years ago

    When my buddy Pran rests his head on my 'mouse' drawer. smile

    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/4929113_f248.jpg

    1. sofs profile image88
      sofsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Is Pran sad because he doesn't know how to operate the mouse?
      Smile on Pran smile

      1. timorous profile image82
        timorousposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Haha..maybe.  But no, I think he just wants a little love and attention.  Hi sofs smile

  27. Sunshine625 profile image93
    Sunshine625posted 7 years ago

    My granddaughters laughter smile

  28. money-man profile image78
    money-manposted 7 years ago

    Well, money does, especially if it's in large denominations, and/or big stacks.

  29. manlypoetryman profile image73
    manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago

    Holidays...like today...make me smile big_smile !

  30. Gordon Hamilton profile image96
    Gordon Hamiltonposted 7 years ago

    It's funny how a lot of people immediately think of animals in this respect. I am no exception. I remember a couple of years ago turning up on my Mother's doorstep with my suitcase at a very difficult time, to see her new puppy for the first time. I took the photo below within minutes of meeting Robbie. That day, I could hold him in the palm of my hand (he was less than eight weeks old.) Now? I would need a block and tackle to help me lift the great (but still lovable) brute! smile

    http://i873.photobucket.com/albums/ab294/gnhlanarkshire/Robbie6-Copy.jpg

  31. Denise Handlon profile image89
    Denise Handlonposted 7 years ago

    My daughters and grandkids make me smile.  smile  Boy could I use them now!

  32. Beth100 profile image72
    Beth100posted 7 years ago

    "I love you" from my children.  smile

  33. profile image0
    Motown2Chitownposted 7 years ago

    When my husband brings me dinner.

  34. Beth100 profile image72
    Beth100posted 7 years ago

    Moonbeams bathing me at night.  smile

  35. Denise Handlon profile image89
    Denise Handlonposted 7 years ago

    skinny dipping in the moonlight

  36. wheelinallover profile image79
    wheelinalloverposted 7 years ago

    The toddlers who live here coming in and wanting to be on my lap while I work

    1. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      smile

  37. Denise Handlon profile image89
    Denise Handlonposted 7 years ago

    Ben and Jerry's Phish food ice cream.  YUM

  38. Stacie L profile image90
    Stacie Lposted 7 years ago

    the simple pleasures of natures beauty ,good friends and a sunset can make me smile..smile

  39. Kangaroo_Jase profile image80
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 7 years ago

    Seeing the end result of angry emails and constant moderation slowly give way to positive forum posts, Hubbers earning a penny or six and support from the community flowing much more for HQ, writers and Hubbers. The light is shining at the end of that tunnel, some just don't quite see it yet.
    Now that is making me start to smile smile

  40. H.C Porter profile image79
    H.C Porterposted 7 years ago

    Old PJ's and 1980's movies on a Friday Night-wrapped up in my grandmothers blanket...
    Smell of clean laundry...
    My kids talking and helping one another when they think no one else is watching...
    Actually talking and being myself with my parents...
    Singing in the shower...
    Hot Wings and Ranch Dressing...
    Fitting into a size 3/4 when I have been a 5/6 since I had kids...
    When my husband tells me he is proud of me...
    When my parents say they are proud of who I have become...
    My kids faces every time I pick them up from daycare (they jump up screaming-saying MOMMY-MOMMY- I MISSED YOU-I LOVE YOU!)
    and about a million other things...
    ****what can I say- I have much to smile about smile

  41. Denise Handlon profile image89
    Denise Handlonposted 7 years ago

    Homemade blueberry muffins fresh out of the oven for breakfast. smile

  42. Beth100 profile image72
    Beth100posted 7 years ago

    all my friends  smile

  43. Denise Handlon profile image89
    Denise Handlonposted 7 years ago

    Sharing meals with friends or family

  44. Beth100 profile image72
    Beth100posted 7 years ago

    hummingbirds

  45. DIYweddingplanner profile image91
    DIYweddingplannerposted 7 years ago

    When my 12 year old son tells me I'm pretty.

  46. Beth100 profile image72
    Beth100posted 7 years ago

    everything  smile

  47. Mighty Mom profile image85
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    Logging on to see two commenters on one of my hubs writing supportive comments back and forth to each other! Wow!!!
    In hubberworld, it doesn't get much better 'n that!
    (Well, payouts are nice, too smile ).

  48. Denise Handlon profile image89
    Denise Handlonposted 7 years ago

    Sweet Revenge.  lol

  49. Mcken profile image61
    Mckenposted 7 years ago

    i'm thousands of miles away from my home of Singapore, so a plate of local chicken rice would definitely do the trick!

  50. BRIAN SLATER profile image87
    BRIAN SLATERposted 7 years ago

    Seeing my vegetables growing smile

 
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