2016.029: Smiling is My Favorite!

FRIDAY. Woo hoo!

I’m linking up with the DC area bloggers Mar at Mar on the Run, Cynthia at You Signed Up For What?! and Courtney at Eat Pray Run DC for the Friday Five linkup. This week is  “free Friday,” so you basically get to write about whatever your little heart desires.

My little heart desires to tell you about 5 things that made me SMILE today. I know, I know. I just did a post about things that made me smile, but what can I say … I like to smile. Smiling is my favorite! See, just typing that made me smile (but I won’t count that in my five things … that was just a little bonus for you). Elf quotes never get old. Ever.

1st … A morning run with Daniel. When our alarm went off this morning, neither one of us were really wanting to get up, but the morning before we went through this early-morning, half-asleep discussion about whether or not we were going to run. Daniel ended up not waking up to go and so I decided to just run on the treadmill. He ended up with major runner’s remorse and told me that he really did want to go, but he thought I didn’t. He claims that I tricked him into sleeping in and also instructed me to not let this happen again. This morning when he told me that he didn’t want to get up we had a somewhat lengthy (and probably somewhat incoherent) discussion about whether or not this was one of those times that he really wanted to go and he wanted me to be the bad guy and force him to wake up. Turns out it was. We were both so glad that we went!

Runners. Can’t live with them. Can’t live without them.

2nd … An emoji text-versation. We have been debating whether or not we could go an entire day only using emojis in our texts. We were on a roll for a little while today, but we didn’t make it the whole day. In case you are wondering …


Sam: “Heeey. I love you too!”

Daniel (crying): “My wife. She cracks me up.”

Sam: “I know. I was feeling silly.”

Daniel: “Heeey. Points finger up.” (I kind of lost him there).

Sam: “I was really sleepy, so I had some coffee. Now I’m staring at computers and general ledgers doing some addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of dollars.”


Sam (get’s flower delivery at work): “Flowers! You got me flowers?! Thank you!”

Daniel: “I’m glad you like them.”

Sam: “I love them. Wonderful surprise.”

Sam: “What are you having for lunch?”

Also in case you are wondering, I’m pretty sure this is the epitome of healthy communication in a relationship. I’m so glad that we could set a good example for you guys.

3rd … The above-referenced flowers! I actually got two flower deliveries today.

Aren’t they gorgeous?


One was supposed to be delivered today. They are “Happy end of January tax season” flowers. Daniel scheduled the others to be delivered at the end of February, but that didn’t happen quite right. Worked out pretty well for me though. I love them! Daniel is so thoughtful and I really appreciated the gesture.

4th … Possibilities. I know that is kind of vague … but today, I smiled knowing that there are possibilities out there waiting for me. I think too often we place pre-conceived limitations on ourselves. We tell ourselves that we are fill in the blank (not smart enough, too old, too slow, untalented, etc.) and we place limits on the possibilities that we truly could have. If left to our own devices, we are truly limited, but if we put our faith in The Lord and trust His plans, nothing is impossible. Don’t get me wrong, it might take a lot of faith, trust, dedication and hard-work, but He has a plan and it is out there waiting for you. Whatever it is that you are feeling called to do … you can do it!


5th … Cows. I don’t know if I have ever told y’all this before, but I love cows. It’s odd, I know. When I drive by a field of cows, I like to say, “Heeey Moos!” On my way home from work, I saw a momma cow giving her baby moo a bath. It was the cutest thing. I smiled.

There you have it folks, five very random things that made me smile today. I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend! I’ll talk to you soon!


2 thoughts on “2016.029: Smiling is My Favorite!”

  1. When you run in the early morning hours when it is dark, do you use any sort of head lamp to light your path? Or do you only run in places where there are street lights?


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