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Kittster 08.05.2008 13:27

I smiled because...
 
Ok, there seems to be quite a few threads about various disadvantages about so I'm going to be sickeningly cute and cuddly and suggest a thread where you can all tell us about the last thing that made you smile and maybe make others smile too. It's not all bad and life is absolutely too short. Go out, play in the sunshine, feed some ducks, smell the flowers and so on. Then, tell us about what made you smile.

And the last thing that made me smile is stumbling upon my reputation and seeing the lovely comments people took the trouble to make. Thank you!

Guest 08.05.2008 13:31

Re: I smiled because...
 
I smiled because my little boy, who has recently decided that sleeping at night is only for wimps and has been driving us crazy with sleep deprivation, suddenly gave me a big wave and blew a load of kisses at me from the window of his daycare as I left for work this morning.

OK, so maybe we won't put him on Ebay now... :)

latigresse 08.05.2008 13:32

Re: I smiled because...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kittster (Post 222097)
Ok, there seems to be quite a few threads about various disadvantages about so I'm going to be sickeningly cute and cuddly and suggest a thread where you can all tell us about the last thing that made you smile and maybe make others smile too. It's not all bad and life is absolutely too short. Go out, play in the sunshine, feed some ducks, smell the flowers and so on. Then, tell us about what made you smile.

And the last things that made me smile is stumbling upon my reputation and seeing the lovely comments people took the trouble to make. Thank you!

Wonderful idea (I'm also tired of all the negativity...)

Actually, the (past several) sunny days, feeding the ducks, admiring the flowers and green pastures and getting together with friends yesterday have all made me smile. I am hoping that all this nice weather will be a foregleam of a nice summer to come (last year's was a disappointment).

:)

Oldhand 08.05.2008 13:36

Re: I smiled because...
 
.....the frogs and birds seem to be having a competition as to who could sound the happiest with this beautiful weather.:)

08.05.2008 13:44

Re: I smiled because...
 
The other day emerged from my front door to see a butterfly fluttering down the street, and there was a young sparrow on a fence chirping for all it was worth. With the advent of the sunny weather people are talking and laughing a lot more than usual in the street outside. Sitting outside a pavement cafe and watching life go by is always pleasant.

Sutter 08.05.2008 13:45

Re: I smiled because...
 
Brillianr idea thanks op, my kids make me smile everyday, i just love it when they come up to me, and say mummy i love, and give me a kiss for no reason at all, just because they want to:D.

Guest 08.05.2008 13:56

Re: I smiled because...
 
I just smiled because this thread brought back memories of Zug and Kittster applying makeup to MikeyB aswell as her fishing for ice cubes :D

AbFab 08.05.2008 13:58

Re: I smiled because...
 
... I smiled today because a tiny baby bird didn't fall out of its nest...

Guest 08.05.2008 14:00

Re: I smiled because...
 
Definitely has to be the sound of the birds in the early morning, that's making me a smile a lot.

monte 08.05.2008 14:03

Re: I smiled because...
 
I used to set a relativel high standard for myself.

Now I couldn't care less, and I smile at simple achievements and ordinary things which should not be taken for granted.

M

jcro 08.05.2008 14:15

Re: I smiled because...
 
I smiled today when my 2.5 year old daughter was playing with playdough. She dropped some on the floor and I said "oops" and she replied with an "Entshuldigung!" That's the first German word she's said without us prompting her to say it! :)

Rissole 08.05.2008 14:17

Re: I smiled because...
 
Here are several positive things from the last few days

- being able to cycle to and from school with the kids in the sunshine

- playing shops with my 4yo this morning and she wanted to charge me CHF 50 for a beach ball

- a meeting yesterday about a school festival turned into a marathon chat between a bunch of Aussies, which was very enjoyable

cheers
Larissa

royalbigmc 08.05.2008 16:49

Re: I smiled because...
 
Becoz..of my dog ,,yawning goldy with her bury face,,,

Not just that! also whenever I can yell out to swiss who has sticky box mind,particular some aargauer complained me just anything disturbed their sights,
so I smiled and I felt that is win-win ....

Darkphoenix 08.05.2008 16:56

Re: I smiled because...
 
. . . . all of us in the office keep singing "Spider Pig" a great way to finish off the day :D

"Spider pig, spider pig, radioactive spider pig. . . . ."

Guest 08.05.2008 16:58

Re: I smiled because...
 
... today a person from the Guide Dog School came to inspect my flat and talk to me about my application to be a Puppy Walker (someone who cares for and socialises a puppy before it goes for professional training to be a Seeing-Eye Dog).

He told me blind persons are not obligated by law to pick up their Guide Dog's faeces but many of them want to learn how to do it anyway. :)


For those who love dogs and are interested in a 12-15-month commitment in social service, do have a look here:
http://www.blindenhundeschule.ch/htm...illkommen.html

Shorrick Mk2 08.05.2008 17:00

Re: I smiled because...
 
Doing 360es over the Jet d'Eau, being cleared Golf Echo, Golf November and turning hard into the groove for the grass runway for a superb three-wire on a brilliant blue sky day.

Guest 08.05.2008 17:07

Re: I smiled because...
 
.....I was pickin up some classic hifi equipment and when I arrived the seller told me in all seriousness (as only the swiss can convey) there was a problem with it that I should know about. He had had to lubricate a potentiometer.....in 1992.

dave

BHBT 08.05.2008 17:10

Re: I smiled because...
 
I am smiling now because a colleague whom I hadn't seen for a while, just walked over to me and gave me a big hug, only because we'd not seen each other for a while.

Barbra.

08.05.2008 17:20

Re: I smiled because...
 
I find myself smiling most of the time, and more than before.

I am enjoying my life here in Zürich even in despite of the lack of some things I consider very important.

But I think I am reaching a goal I set to me way back.

Understand that happyness doesn't exist but the search for happyness. And learn to enjoy every moment of that search.

In other words, learn to enjoy the present and all you have right now, and not to be yearning for what you lost or what you don't have yet.

Zug bound 08.05.2008 17:21

Re: I smiled because...
 
I'm smiling because I have an opened can of beer and 5 more in the freezer, it is Mr Man's turn to cook the dinner and I got a spanking new pack of Marlboro to begin:p, and as if that wasn't enough, I've a new book to read and, yet more, BBC3 AND some ITV has appeared on the telly

Guest 08.05.2008 17:23

Re: I smiled because...
 
I just have to smile at all the people walking in the sun :sunny:, smiling back. Ahh, if I only had a lifetime for each of the sweet cuties.

larrylizzard 08.05.2008 17:28

Re: I smiled because...
 
today is my 9 year anniversary since the first time I met my (now) wife and she is still not bored with me :D

Even im bored with me!

guidette 08.05.2008 17:37

Re: I smiled because...
 
i am smiling because i am happy to see all these optimistic people smiling and writing more than 16 response in question of 4 hours time........what a great thing!

Guest 08.05.2008 17:40

Re: I smiled because...
 
I am smiling because my work mate just gave me a cookie.
I love cookies. She made my day ;)

Mikeybroomers 08.05.2008 17:50

Re: I smiled because...
 
I'm smiling about this cos I didn't get arrested and it made me remember what a good birthday it was!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cata1yst (Post 222126)
I just smiled because this thread brought back memories of Zug and Kittster applying makeup to MikeyB aswell as her fishing for ice cubes :D


Moley 08.05.2008 18:01

Re: I smiled because...
 
I have been on my bike twice in row without falling of of it or breaking. Which is a record!
And the sun, and watching my kids play with a stomp rocket. Those things can really go!

flow23 08.05.2008 18:17

Re: I smiled because...
 
snapped two cheap flights...Berlin and Nice...and a cheap car in Nice. that makes a 10days Côte d'Azur extravaganza!!! :msncool:

->:msnnerd:

Maple Leaf 08.05.2008 18:51

Re: I smiled because...
 
My daughter, she’s 12, told me last night that she is not going to buy me a Mother’s day present, she need the money to buy a I-tune card to download music, she would rather draw me a picture and can I please not enter her room for the next few days because she is very hard busy with the picture. After that she gave me a hug and says “Thanks for understanding and I love you lots Mummy, you are the best”.


Guest 09.05.2008 09:18

Re: I smiled because...
 
Superb idea Kittster!

-- 2 days ago I got a proposal on my blog,albeit a jokey one but still
flattered me
-- so far 6 mums have replied by email to attend the meeting in our
garden next week
-- I got on top of my backlog of work yesterday, big :D
-- might have found someone to share the hotel room with on my trip
to London this September
-- the newspaper i wrote for an anniversary celebration got a big thumbs
up from the committee

Isn't Life great and grand,when you value the small mercies :)

Wishing you all a wonderful day with lots of these tiny surprises, which will make you smile all day long!

Dodger 09.05.2008 09:25

Re: I smiled because...
 
...the growth spurt that has been making life hell for our 6-week old daughter (and her mum) for most of this week appears to have ended, so now we can all get some sleep.

Bricin 09.05.2008 09:50

Re: I smiled because...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rissole (Post 222161)
Here are several positive things from the last few days

- being able to cycle to and from school with the kids in the sunshine

- playing shops with my 4yo this morning and she wanted to charge me CHF 50 for a beach ball

- a meeting yesterday about a school festival turned into a marathon chat between a bunch of Aussies, which was very enjoyable

cheers
Larissa

50CHF for a beach ball cracked me up. I am still chuckling over that, thanks for posting.

Things that make me smile this week:
  • Uetliberg. What a joy to ride up the hill in the morning, see the Alps, then descend single-track all before work.
  • Riding bikes with my kids to school. They "attack" on the hills and look so serious, I love it.
  • Sitting on the balcony with a delivered pizza at 8 pm and it was sunny and glorious and pizza delivery shops deliver beer and wine here, hurray!

Guest 09.05.2008 10:32

Re: I smiled because...
 
Today I smiled watching the sun coming up over the Austrian Alps while I sipping a coffee on board the boat. There are worse places to be...

dave

Lou 09.05.2008 10:35

Re: I smiled because...
 
This post made me smile, the thought of feeling so free.....

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shorrick Mk2 (Post 222345)
Doing 360es over the Jet d'Eau, being cleared Golf Echo, Golf November and turning hard into the groove for the grass runway for a superb three-wire on a brilliant blue sky day.


09.05.2008 10:43

Re: I smiled because...
 
The last time I smiled (with mixed emotions) was when a tailgater rammed the car it was following that had slowed to let me cross the street..

(I hate tailgaters but did feel sorry for the good Samaritan)

Tilia 09.05.2008 10:50

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:):) Tgif :):)

Shaye 09.05.2008 10:53

Re: I smiled because...
 
What a great post! Nice to see so many people appreciating the little things.
I am smiling at the great weather and am very happy that most of the outdoor pools have opened for the season.
Sitting out in my unfinished garden but realising what a sun trap it is and how great it will be when it is done....makes me smile!
Have a great day!

Oldhand 09.05.2008 11:11

Re: I smiled because...
 
A member of the forum put up a great thread with recommendations for builders in our area. He also replied to my questions in such a prompt and friendly fashion , it just warms the cockles of your heart.:)

Thank you Mark, Guardian Angel of the ex-pats. :)

tomcat 09.05.2008 11:15

Re: I smiled because...
 
I smiled because my officemate (3 kids) and I (2 kids) had a delightful discussion with a co-worker (very pregnant, first time) about kids and strollers. A few years ago I never would've guessed that I could've contributed to such a challenging topic.

:cool:

smackerjack 09.05.2008 12:16

Re: I smiled because...
 
I smiled because a year ago today I nearly ceased to be here. Because I was in the right place at the right time my life was saved .

Now I smile EVERYDAY:)

Guest 09.05.2008 12:32

Re: I smiled because...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by royalbigmc (Post 222327)
Becoz..of my dog ,,yawning goldy with her bury face,,,

Not just that! also whenever I can yell out to swiss who has sticky box mind,particular some aargauer complained me just anything disturbed their sights,
so I smiled and I felt that is win-win ....


... of the above. Royalbigmc, may I have whatever it was you were having yesterday? ;) And is that your dog in your avatar?


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