I AM smiling πŸ˜‰

I don’t think you should try to be anything you’re not. If you’re not smiling all the time or always happy – I don’t think it matters. If you’re having a bad day, show you’re having a bad day. Don’t try to put up something that’s fake.

Elle Fanning
Some days, this is the closest to a smile that I can get ;)

I’m not having a BAD day, but just feeling a bit blah. 😐 I think it is the weather. January is often pretty gloomy. Staying at the office for lunch doesn’t help, but I have to do a bit of running later this afternoon. I definitely am looking forward to warmer, longer days and a few less obligations! I think it’s okay to have days that aren’t the cheeriest. Today’s high temp is only 14 degrees. Brrrr! I will let myself be a “gloomy gus” today and will hopefully be back to feeling a bit more chipper tomorrow!

You just have to be authentic. You can’t fake a smile. You have to do what you actually enjoy.

Charli D’Amelio

About Beth W.

I try to look for the positive in the people and situations I come in contact with! I believe in the power of positive thinking and I believe that even challenging circumstances can be learning experiences if we have a positive mindset! I'm having fun blogging at: http://picturingpositive.com
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17 Responses to I AM smiling πŸ˜‰

  1. Rupali says:

    And weather is really not supportive πŸ˜€… It will pass eventually.

  2. kagould17 says:

    As they say “Smile more. It will make people wonder what you are up to.” I hear you on the weather getting you down. A gorgeous sunny day here today, but -22C with a windchill of -32C. We are staying indoors and hope to go hike the forest on Friday, when temps get up to -7C. I am ready for winter to be over, for sure. Allan

    • Beth W. says:

      Hi Allan! Yes, thank goodness for sunshine, but warmer temps definitely help to boost the mood. Hoping the weather holds out for your Friday hike! I will smile more tomorrow. 😁 Lots of sun and 30F. Not the best, but an improvement from today! Take care and stay warm! πŸ˜ƒ

  3. cheriewhite says:

    I’m with you there, Beth. I’ve been kind of blah myself and I think it’s due to the sunlight deprivation that comes with winter and the month of January. I so respect your realness, authenticity, and refusal to pretend. πŸ’–

    • Beth W. says:

      Thank you so much, Cherie! 😊 I am 100% with you about the lack of sunlight! Going to work and coming home when it is dark makes it hard to be productive, especially after work. πŸ˜‰ We are heading in the right direction, anyway! 😊 I think without the blah days, we wouldn’t appreciate the good ones as much. Hope yours is a good one! 😁

  4. Adelheid says:

    It’s okay to not feel okay at times (which is the topic of one of my scheduled posts this January 😊). Blah days sure does come from time to time. Stay warm and happy.

  5. BBYCGN says:

    Did you draw this gorgeous picture, Beth?

    • Beth W. says:

      I did. 😁 I did this one a couple years ago after seeing The Addams Family musical. πŸ˜‰ It was my take on Wednesday Addams. πŸ˜‰β€πŸ˜Š I love her attitude. πŸ˜‰

  6. janieleeds says:

    No use in faking it, but letting a little smile slip in now and again can help the blues. 14 degrees! Yikes! Cuddle up and stay warm! I hope you are feeling better…sending big hugs.

  7. I read somewhere that faking a smile can actually cheer you up. Easier said than done, right?

    • Beth W. says:

      I believe that is true! 😊 You’re so right, though, that sometimes that is easier said than done. πŸ˜‰ Thanks so much for reading! I hope today brings you many things to smile about! πŸ˜ƒ

  8. hbsuefred says:

    Really like the quotes

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