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Something good happened to me today...

Discussion in 'Pay It Forward - PIF' started by atsirk, Jan 6, 2011.

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  1. atsirk

    atsirk Super Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 20, 2010
    Lake Oswego, Oregon
    When things seem nuts - when I'm too busy to relax, or don't have a job and can't fill my day, when I drop my fave batt in a puddle, have no money for groceries or a clerk says something rude to my sweet elderly mother...whatever it is getting me down, big or small - it seems to help if I look back on my day and think about something good that happened. There's always at least one thing I can smile about.

    Today, I got my first unemployment insurance deposit. I can now pay my utilities & the rest of my rent. I'm smiling.

    What made You smile today?
  2. webbcm127

    webbcm127 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 15, 2010
    wenatchee WA
    today my youngest son(8 moths old) attempeted to walk accross the room...made a step or too then "down" he looked up at me smiled with his 2 lil teeth and thats all it took!

    to the OP great idea on a thread...hope it keeps going!

    what made you smile today?
  3. leannebug

    leannebug Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 5, 2010
    the deep south
    My two black fuzzy kitties. They took over my chair today.

    First one sat in my lap, then the other sat on the first one. Every time I had to get up and go to the kitchen, they stretched out further. Pretty soon, one was curled in a round ball and the other laid next to him, flat on his back..his two front paws stretched over his head and his back legs straight into the air and his toes splayed wide.


    What made you smile today?
  4. medic123

    medic123 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 30, 2010
    a Florida beach
    Being able to help someone, that I knew had helped someone else in need. I can't always afford it, so today I smiled when I could.
  5. Sallana

    Sallana Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 4, 2010
    the North Pole
    The same thing that makes me smile everyday. Watching my son grow. This is such a fun age (2 1/2) he's learning new phrases every day, we're censoring ourselves more and more. More things are getting locks applied to them, too =D

    But if I had to pin point the exact thing he did, that stand out most to me today, was I was in the kitchen making him some pizza, and I keep hearing from down the hallway - "I can't reach it!" The way he said it, the inflection he used, was too adorable for me to smile and giggle. Turns out he couldn't reach the light switch. Yay!

    What made you smile today?
  6. Sallana

    Sallana Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 4, 2010
    the North Pole
    That made me smile too :wub: it will come back to you, ten fold!
  7. UntamedRose

    UntamedRose PV Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 23, 2010
    Homeish now
    Got a DVD in the mail today from my husband. He read the kids a couple books and just talked small talk and sweet nothings. It was really good to "see" him been far to long. :)

    What made you smile today?
  8. Lisa B

    Lisa B Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 30, 2010
    Central City, Colorado
    My husband took me out for a belated birthday dinner, the restaurant was almost empty and we just got to sit and enjoy each other, that made me smile.

    What made you smile today?
  9. emilysunshine

    emilysunshine Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 12, 2010
    My hubby was laid off a couple of days before Christmas. The taxes are due on my house, but fortunately we had just enough in savings to pay them. So I went to my online banking and transferred the money from savings into my checking. Or so I thought. I did exactly the opposite. Which of course made me overdrawn. So I had $50 in overdraft fees, and that wouldn't leave enough to pay my taxes. Talk about panic! So I go to the bank today and tell the lady what I had done. She smiles and says "No problem". She reversed all the fees and transferred the money. I could breathe again! So, this nice lady at the bank made me smile. Big time.

    What made you smile today?
  10. charmed412

    charmed412 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Somebody special told me "I love you and I got you."

    What made you smile today?
  11. yssiM

    yssiM Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 12, 2010
    MO USA
    Well yesterday when this thread started, my son Kyle called me and told me he is now officially a college student. He enrolled yesterday :) :) :)
    This morning my alarm clock woke me up with the song "Up On Cripple Creek" I love that song. I was singing before i was even up!

    What made you smile today?
  12. loxmythe

    loxmythe Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    Jun 14, 2010
    Reading this thread and seeing my friends happy.
    Yay Missy you and Bob must be bursting with pride.:)

    What made you smile today?
  13. Sallana

    Sallana Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 4, 2010
    the North Pole
    Today, I was woken up early by a phone call. It was UPS. I have a note on my door that says to call me if they have a package that requires a signature. so blurry eyed I ran down there and opened the door. The guy said, "We have a package for a "Miss Lynda Kirsch" lol.. I'm Mrs. But anyway, beside the point. I say "Yes, I'm her." He said "Okay, we would like to apologize to ma'am. This package had gotten lost in our Endicott, NY Facility and was recently discovered.Please forgive us our discrepancies and have a nice day."

    Confused I went upstairs with the package. And what was inside of it but a complete make-up kit from Avon. Eyeshadow, nail polish, lip gloss, 2 different color eyeliners, mascara, a make-up bag, blush, cover-up.. everything a girl could need, and all very high quality. It was shipped directly from Avon, so I still had no idea where it came from, if it was something I got myself a while ago and just forgot, or if it was a sympathy gift. I dug deeper into the box and found the invoice. Under "Customer Comments" it says this, "Happy early birthday sweet heart. I know we're not talking right now but I just wanted you to know that I will always love you, forever and always. You are my baby girl and mommy misses you. Have a very merry Christmas, and a wonderful birthday, and please give Evan kisses for me. xxoo - Mommy"

    That made me smile.
  14. keyzygirl

    keyzygirl ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Aug 10, 2009
    Key West,Fl.
    Sallana just made me smile.AWESOME!!

    What made you smile today?
  15. yssiM

    yssiM Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 12, 2010
    MO USA
    OH wow Sall!!!! That is so totally awesome. I still love makeup. I get lost in the aisles all the time. What a wonderful surprise!
    ((((squeeze you))))
  16. BiancaMontgomery

    BiancaMontgomery SQUIRREL! Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Jan 27, 2010
    North Carolina
    I woke up to the sound of my beautiful *almost* 2 year old baby girls voice coming from the baby monitor. She was saying "Mommy, hold you" and I smiled. I got up, walked to her room and found her standing up waiting for me with open arms. :)

    What made YOU smile today?
  17. bonniegirl

    bonniegirl Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 18, 2009
    South Jersey USA
    I woke this morning at the usual 5AM....(the nursing hours still ingrained in me) and scuffed to the coffee maker to make a cup of coffee and turned to see a picture hubby had put on the fridge. It was a silly picture taken in the summer at SouthBeach Miami. I remembered what happened that day....a wild Manatee swam with me after I prayed for God to send a sign my child was OK. He made eye contact with me, circled round and round as I ran my hands down his back. Patches of short furs and smooth areas like a dolphin were rubbed and he returned after circling for another rub. I smiled remembering that moment and knowing all is in Gods' majestic hands. I am smiling with gratitude as I write this.

    What made you smile today?
  18. RippleInStillWater

    RippleInStillWater Supplier's Manufacturer - Offline ECF Veteran

    Jun 18, 2010
    Land Of Corruption

    And that made me cry!!!

    Congrats b & m (weird doing the lower case!:laugh:), its good when kids wise up early, and you all make me smile

    Yesterday my buddy's kids told me they loved me more than their real uncles.......:)
  19. yssiM

    yssiM Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 12, 2010
    MO USA
    wow.. we are a blessed bunch!
    Bonnie, one of boB's favorite animals ia a manatee, he is gonna love that story! That is incredible.
    Oh chelle suck it up hun! they grow up so fast!
    Rip, I hope this is early detection of him wising up, some kids get stupider in college, just saying LOL
    Being loved by kids is just awesome!
    What made you smile today?
  20. keyzygirl

    keyzygirl ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Aug 10, 2009
    Key West,Fl.
    Yesterday I went to a new Doctor,Ive had ALOT of health issues and just keep getting sicker.They keep telling me that what Im explaining isnt posible,one put me on an antidepressant and said maybe its menopause.I have cried alot and felt foolish alot,but I just kept plugging away,nuerologists and whatever.Keep trying to figure it out.Why am I taking all these meds and not improving at all??Antibiotics and steroids,making me sicker.WTH??This doctor yesterday took 10 minutes with me and said"your not crazy or depressed,You have a very severe infection and its not the type that they were treating.They were making you sicker with the meds they were prescribing."Seems that for close to 2 years I have had a fungal infection that started in my ear,like swimmers ear,so simple,but the meds made it grow and spread and now its all through my head,in the mastoid bone and still spreading.Can you imagine?She said it has taken a very long time for it to get as bad as it is and it will take long to cure it.She is going over the MRIs to see exactly how bad.BUT,I was so happy.Happy that instead of getting worse,I will be getting better.She CAN help me.I wont be better tomorrow,but I will get better and not be in pain.I have alot more apointments set up and Im not being treated yet because they have to do tests and review the MRIs,But heck ya!Im happy.I kept going and pushing and now I will get better.I will feel better.I will get rid of this burning pain all through my head.The doctor asked me why I was so happy with such a serious diagnosis and I said Im just so happy that you can and will help me and heal me.Im thrilled.LOL,funny but true.Im very happy.

    So what made you smile today?
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