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Miles Of Smiles

Updated on February 3, 2015
A Smiling Frog
A Smiling Frog | Source

It is so easy anymore to fall into fits of depression and misery. It seems everywhere you look you will see negative. I can name a few:

  • the economy
  • politics
  • crime and more crime
  • Iran
  • Afghanistan
  • Israel
  • deaths

On and on we see negative. Turn on the news or the internet and negative will reach out and grab you. Listen to the neighbor screaming and negative will grab you. Drive in a traffic jam and negative will grab you. In many cases, for many people, going to their jobs, negative grabs them.

Do you get tired of negative? I do!

How about smiles? How often do you smile. If you really think and look close, like me, I bet you have miles of smiles.

I was just considering some of the smiles I have had just today.

I have heard it takes more muscles to frown than to smile. I believe I will be lazy today and not use my muscles to frown at all.

I am going to share my smiles with you all today.

No negative-just positive.

Try it; you may like it too! Take a moment and think about what makes you smile.

Here are my examples:

Frog and Butterfly
Frog and Butterfly | Source
English and Spanish Bibles
English and Spanish Bibles | Source

My Love

I awoke and looked at her beauty.

As she turned to look at me, I saw the love in her eyes.

The lovely Puerto Rican butterfly I wed.

She brings a big smile to my face.

My Maggie; my Lastheart; my Maggie Soy Libre; You are beautiful and I love you dearly.

It warms my heart as we read the Bible together 3 times daily and brings multiple smiles to my face.

Thank you for making me smile. I love you.

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Nature

I stroll outside and the sun had just come out.

A plant I had sowed a few weeks back has a flower.

The smile warms my face as I look closely at the beautiful yellow flower.

I look closer and I see a small ant also enjoying this work of God.

I planted and God watered and fed.

Another wonder to smile about!

Malawi
Malawi | Source
Chiquito
Chiquito | Source

Pets

As I feed and water our pets, I get a smile.

Three cats, all outside and one chihuahua which stays in.

They each have their own personality and they can find a way to bring a smile to my face no matter what.

Pets are from God and I believe pets go to Heaven too!

Elijah
Elijah | Source
Peyton and Madison
Peyton and Madison | Source
Gianna
Gianna | Source

Grandkids

I am miles away from them, but they still bring a smile.

I thank Facebook and my children for taking pictures and putting them there.

Grand children's smiles bring this Pawpaw smiles.

Even though we are miles apart, it feels as I am with them. I look forward to a day soon when I can hold and hug them.

I love you my children; Manny, Eric and Amy and the mates they chose: Amy, Jessica and Lorenzo.

I love you my Grand kids; Madison, Elijah, Gianna and Peyton; and I will never forget you either little Jonathan who is in Heaven.

Puerto Rico Skyline
Puerto Rico Skyline | Source

Puerto Rico

Just to look at this wonderful view each day brings a smile.

The picture shows El Yunque which is the rainforest.

Puerto Rico has so much beauty.

It is miles of smiles.

Conclusion

There are smiles all around if you just look.

Miles of smiles; so turn off the negative and look at the positive and have a smile today!

© G.L. Boudonck

© 2012 Greg Boudonck

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    • pstraubie48 profile image

      Patricia Scott 

      5 years ago from sunny Florida

      Absolutely agree. There are TOO many reasons to smile every day not to share your joy in that way.. If someone is missing out on all of the lovely people and things to smile about, it is really sad.

      Each day the world opens itself to new gifts of opportunity for us to enjoy and find pleasure in.

      The warmth of a smile is better than a warm jacket. Thanks for sharing this bit of joy with us.

      Sending you many Angels today and each day. :) ps

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      Mary Hyatt 

      6 years ago from Florida

      What a great Hub. I loved the photos of the people you love. They are so lucky to have you in their lives. Isn't Facebook great? I get current photos from my children and grandchildren on FB. You're a lucky man to live in such a beautiful country.

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      Simon Cook 

      6 years ago from NJ, USA

      Wonderful Hub and a great outlook despite your past pain!

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      Rika Susan 

      6 years ago from South Africa

      Thanks for the lift, Froggy! Smiles are hidden all around us. We just need to uncover them to be able to enjoy them. Keep looking!

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      Gianandrea Maoli 

      6 years ago from South Carolina

      When you think about the good things around you and the abundance of it all, how can you do anything but smile? Very uplifting Froggy! I enjoyed the pictures a lot!

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      6 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Very good and great pictures...brought me a smile.

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      Eileen 

      6 years ago from Kildare, Ireland

      A feel good hub..enjoyed reading it and thanks for sharing, it made me smile! :)

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      Gail Sobotkin 

      6 years ago from South Carolina

      Simply beautiful. This hub is sure to put a smile on the face of anyone who reads it.

      Thanks for sharing a cyber smile with us.

      Voted up across the board except for funny.

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      Leaderofmany 

      6 years ago from Back Home in Indiana

      I had to stop and look to at my smiles today. I do have some and it was good to remember that. Good Hub and good reminder to look for the smiles.

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      tarajeyaram 

      6 years ago from Wonderland

      wonderful hub. Thanks for sharing all these good things.

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      breakfastpop 

      6 years ago

      I really needed a hub like this! I'm smiling and I have you to thank. Up and awesome.

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