Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Monday, February 20, 2012

QOTW 02-20-12 ...IF YOU JUST SMILE

Question Of The Week 02-20-12



What makes you smile?






“Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.”
~ Mother Teresa 






23 comments:

  1. Most recently - strawberries dipped in chocolate and brie cheese. :)

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  2. Watching sleeping babies, feeling warm sunshine on my body and drinking hot chocolate :))

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  3. Being called sir. It's a dream come true for me.

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  4. Not much lately- but I find sarcastic humor makes me laugh. for smiles a "Hi" from a passing by person while walking, or the company of a child or a few always cheers me.

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  5. Lynn -- Just the strawberries would make me smile. Not sure about the brie cheese. You really caught my attention today telling about your Mardi Gras adventures that concluded your Fat Tuesday with a bullet in your tire.

    Cathy -- Why is it that sleeping babies make us smile so big. Babies don't have to do anything and we break out in big grins. Interesting Lifespan test on your blog today. I was happy to make it into my 90's.

    LL Cool Joe -- Well Sir, let me see you smile:) Sorry your oranges didn't make you smile. It is always a disappointment to be ready for one taste and experience another. By the way, I could never have worked that jigsaw puzzle but my mom would have loved it.

    Snaggle Tooth -- "Hi" from a passing stranger could make you smile but it could also make you want to run away:) Yes children too can bring wide smiles unless they are begging for something. Simply living in Cape Cod should be enough to make you smile.

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  6. A baby's laugh, NO matter what my mood when I hear the laughter of a baby I smile. There is a ring tone you can put on your cell phone that sounds like a baby laughing. One of my friends has it own her phone for that very reason. Next time you hear a baby laughing look around at the peoples faces they will all be smiling.

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  7. Babies and animals...just can't go wrong.

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  8. Babies of course and I tend to mirror a smile so if you smile at me you'll get one in return.
    Smiling unbidden is not so easy unless you tickle my funny bone which often happens when blogging.

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  9. Anyone said chocolate yet? Yup, that makes me smile...along with my huge, soppy dog, when I feel bad, she knows, and comes and rests her head on me until I smile!

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  10. Oh my, Annie. My list would take forever to compile :) But one thing is getting rid of that crazy verification on blogger just now. Using the new dashboard the option wasn't available and was automatically set, but after some searching around I figured out how to get back to the old dashboard and took that off. Hopefully that makes you smile :)

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  11. Looking at my granddaughters always brings a smile to my face as does looking at my handsome hubby and realizing how lucky I am. And brownies. Brownies will always bring a smile to my face.

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  12. Mia makes me smile every day!

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  13. Ever try to give a smile away - you can't - you get one back! sandie

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  14. Family, friends and my job! Today, the journey is sweet.

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  15. Casey -- You are so right about the infectious laughter of babies. That gets to all of us and brings a smile. Your recent posts have all made me smile plus I stole the one of the little girl going to the beach for my facebook. I might have to steal "Cinderella is proof that a new pair of shoes can change your life."

    Changes in the wind -- Babies, animals AND guns....right? Can't forget guns. Especially those in the hands of quick draw champions, marksmanship and mounted shooters, etc. You made me smile reflectively with your break down of the Constitution of the United States of America.

    Pat -- I smile a lot when blogging too. Some people just suddenly brighten my day with clever posts and true life experiences. Your famous quotes on your blog today are excellent. I think my favorite was, "Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen." Winston Churchill.

    Lisa Shambrook -- Chocolate....of course!! And dogs....of course! My dog Slim makes me smile all the time just because I'm so glad she found us. Your Gratitude Project really made me smile. It is a very interesting and entertaining post.

    Talon -- Oh yes that made me smile that you got rid of word verification. Hope it doesn't cause you problems. I have been much better off without it. Your beautiful posts will make me smile and laugh and often cry, but I always fell better for reading them.

    Bonnie -- Your granddaughters Layla and Rossi always bring a smile to my face too. And the returning health of your guy makes me smile. Now I want to know just what is in your brownies? Your post about the first kiss was a smile maker. It got me to thinking about a lot of kisses in my life.

    Kitty Moore -- It is good that Mia makes you smile every day. That's a lot of smiling. You had me smiling with you post about your date on steroids. How did I miss that? Something isn't working right in my blog reader because it looks like you got two posts past me without my knowledge.

    Riot Kitty -- Yep Mr. R.K. is pretty darn funny and when you share some of the things he says, he makes the rest of us smile too. Just go back to the sign posted on the broken dryer. I'm still ruminating over your post about your shyness. I need to go back and see what others have said about it.

    Chatty Crone -- That's a great thought Sandie and so very true. Once a smile starts it's like getting a booger on your finger that you can't shake off. LOL By the way, you posts are always full of the funniest stories and jokes that can last us a good while.

    Debbie -- You are the only person so far who has said their job makes them smile. No wonder you get all those teacher awards! Plus now we know your sister Charlotte is an award winner also. Lovely post about her MLK award. Obviously you are devoted sisters.

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  16. My family is full to the brim with tongue in cheek humor, sarcasm, puns and no one smiles. I think it's a game. I know it was good if I can make one of my kids smile. They always catch what I say but they try not to acknowledge that it was funny.
    The other one was what Casey said.I can't hear a baby laugh without laughing myself.

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  17. BTW, what doesn't make me smile...is a little yellow smiley face. Just so's ya know.

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  18. What makes me smile is reading about your farm animals, and especially their names.

    David is the mother of the kittens,and there are three Hueys,
    and Jack Bauer is an agent on duty across the road. I smile when you tell us about Slim and I see her picture.Mr. Gibson is good for a chuckle and so is Chiclet.

    I love reading your blog. It's the best and almost always make me smile..

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  19. Dear Annie ~~ Your questions and replies make me smile and so does your blog. Thanks
    Thanks for your kind comments and I am glad you enjoyed the post. I think the "piss poor" must have put people off as I haven't had many replies. I love to hear about your chickens and goats. They must keep you busy. Take care dear friend, Love, Merle.

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  20. Cliff -- It is not all that shocking to hear your confession that your family is full to the brim with tongue in cheek humor, sarcasm, puns. That almost would seem mandatory under your leadership. I'm not all that sure is was important to know how you feel about little yellow smiley faces...How do you like these? :) :) :)

    Nancy -- Don't forget my newest roosters Bonnie and Clyde. They are getting big enough that I'm just sure they are going to have some exciting adventures to report. You are simply too kind in your comments about my silly blog and you make me smile.

    Merle -- Your returning health makes me smile! I look forward to Sunday and finding you there reporting and sharing and making me laugh. Thanks, as always, for you kind words.

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  21. The pure innocence and joy of a baby/toddler/young child under the age of 5.

    Watching their face light up when something as simple as a dandelion crosses their field of vision often brightens this tired and stressed out person's day.

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  22. Every time I see my granddaughter on Skype saying, "Hi grandma!" I have to smile.

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