Posts Tagged With: Whitney Houston

Day 2782: More smiles

I’m writing yet another blog post about smiles because of this description of Kamala Harris from today’s news …

Gliding past President Donald Trump’s sexist depictions of her as “mean” and “nasty,” the senator from California shredded Trump’s White House record with the agility that comes from her years as a courtroom prosecutor. Yet she delivered those critiques with bright notes of hope and optimism — accentuated by the smiles that are expected from female politicians.

… and because of this mask:

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I’m also thinking of the smiles (and other facial expressions) I’ve been having about “We Have Her Back” , a memo sent by a coalition of powerful women to the news media calling for anti-sexist and anti-racist reporting, which includes this:

“Women have been subject to stereotypes and tropes about qualifications, leadership, looks, relationships and experience. Those stereotypes are often amplified and weaponized for Black and Brown women.”

I smile thinking how often the current President of my  group therapy organization  and I tell each other that we’ve got each others backs. I also smile thinking about this bag I gave her last year:

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Now, my smiles are related to all the pre-pandemic photos I went through in order to find that one.

Can we find more smiles in these recent photos?

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Which photos made more smiles for you?

Here‘s “More Smiles” by The Jump Ups:

There are more smiles in this video of these twin brothers hearing Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” for the first time:

And more smiles as I watch the twins listen for the first time to Whitney Houston, singing another Dolly Parton-written song:

 

I’m looking forward to more smiles when I read the comments on this “More Smiles” post.

More smiles and thanks for all who help me smile as I create this daily blog, including YOU.

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Day 2642: This Day

This day will be unlike any day we’ve seen before.

This day will bring:

  • new routines,
  • old routines,
  • fear,
  • hope,
  • local news,
  • global news,
  • food,
  • animals,
  • communication,
  • loneliness,
  • connection,
  • games,
  • humor,
  • tea,
  • fortune telling,
  • all the feelings,
  • different thoughts,
  • online therapy groups, and
  • these shared photos.

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This day will bring the coronavirus crisis and human behavior at its best and worst.

This day will bring this music:

This day, all your thoughts and feelings are welcome, as always.

This day, I have so much gratitude for all I have, including YOU.

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Day 1721: The Greatest Love of All

One of my greatest loves is asking other people about their thoughts, feelings, and experiences.  What do YOU think is the greatest love of all?

Yesterday, I experienced many greatest loves, including  music industry great  Clive Davis’s great love of his work and the artists he has introduced  and nurtured over a great number of  decades.  One of my greatest friends, Eleanor — who I love and who works at Harvard Law School —  invited me to a bicentennial celebration event  honoring Harvard Law School graduate Clive Davis, which included a screening of the new film about his great life, The Soundtrack of our Lives. People in the great Harvard Law School auditorium greatly appreciated the movie and showed their great love for  Clive Davis  before, during, and after the screening . The end of the film (which also focused on the great love between Clive Davis and his discovery Whitney Houston) featured this great song:

I have a great love of taking photos wherever I go.  Do you see any greatest loves here?

 

 

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There’s the greatest music man, describing his greatest loves.

I have the greatest love for expressing thanks to all who help me create these posts and to you (of course!), the greatest readers of all.

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