Day 2731: Smiles

I wonder how many smiles appear when the latest post of The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally shows up (even when it’s late, like today)?

In a Coping and Healing telehealth group today, the mindfulness exercise was focusing on smiles. We talked about how even a fake smile can get endorphins going and improve somebody’s mood.

Smiles are particularly difficult to come by these days because of

  • tension,
  • stress,
  • worry,
  • fear,
  • uncertainty,
  • discomfort,
  • loss, and
  • masks.

How many smiles can you find in these recent photos?




You may need to click on some of those smaller photos to look for smiles, but smiles are always worth looking for.

Here‘s a song about smiles:

I’ll smile if you leave a comment and I hope gratitude makes you smile.


Categories: group therapy, life during the pandemic, personal growth, photojournalism | Tags: , , , , , , , | 23 Comments

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23 thoughts on “Day 2731: Smiles

  1. Maybe my poem will bring you a smile 😀

    Lost In Space

    I’m leaving this land of lost grace
    And flying off into space
    It’s time to run-away
    My airship left yesterday

    Love is a stowaway in the heart
    And love needs a head start
    Somewhere in this universe
    There’s love in the shepherd’s purse”

  2. Seeing your new pictures is making me smile. I’m so glad to be part of this circus.

  3. I smile a lot

  4. Sending you smiles from across the miles! ♡´・ᴗ・`♡(◍•ᴗ•◍)♡(.◜ω◝.)♡〜٩(^▿^)۶〜♡

  5. Maureen

    I found some smiles and really needed them today. Thank you.

  6. Those rocks made me smile instantly.

  7. the ratio of smiles per picture is very high

  8. Maureen

    While grieving your friend, you gave us smiles. I find that so remarkable. Thank you

  9. Smiles are indeed precious, Ann.

  10. Pingback: Day 2819: More smiles | The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally

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