One Size Fits All - And It's Free

If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it. 
   -Andy Rooney

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Could anyone not smile at this Happy Face?

Bright and sunny. And look - Froot Loops for breakfast!

I hope you start every day this week with flowers sprouting out of the top of your head and a smile on your face and in your heart.

As writers, we face all sorts of downers every day.
The scene that won't come together.
The not for us rejection.
The I really loved this, but rejection.
The snarky review.
The I wish I could give this minus stars review.
These are just for starters.

Remember this little guy the next time life hands you poodle poo instead of Froot Loops. He helps us find the ladder to climb out of the dark, dank, dungeon we sometimes fall into.

Keep Smiling.
I'll be watching.
Don't make me send the Smile Police.
I will.

Besides, everyone will wonder what you've been up to.

Happy Monday!

And smile from your heart.


Laura Eno said…
I love this! It made me smile. Your sentiments are timely for any writer. I think I'll print this out and stick it on the wall.
My wife is always prodding me to smile. Says men don't do it often enough.
Don't want flowers growing out of my head though.
Anonymous said…
Thanks for the morning cheerful.
Talli Roland said…
Oh, what a lovely post! Thank you, Carol. :) :)
Joanne said…
I'm smiling, Carol, I'm smiling! Happy Monday :)
Anonymous said…
That's the best advice one can give or receive. Keep on' smilng! Hey, I'm smiling right now. It works!
Clarissa Draper said…
It is the happiest pot ever! Thanks for the encouraging post.
Linda Kage said…
Oh, what a happy post!! Thanks getting me to start my day--and week--with a smile.
Slamdunk said…
Thanks for the reminder. It takes more muscle effort to frown then to smile.
Karen Walker said…
This made me smile.Thank you for that!
Those are some lovely flowers and they did make me smile -- along with the flower pot man. Thanks! I needed this on a gloomy Monday!
Tracy Jo said…
Thank you for the smile today! Oh and guess what...I made a snow angel this morning. Picture coming soon!
Rula Sinara said…
The smile it! You did make me smile :)
What a great post for a Monday! Thanks, Carol.
Emily R. King said…
I want a coffee mug like that! Too cute. Thanks for the smile, Carol!
irishoma said…
Thanks for putting a smile on my face. Love the Andy Rooney quote. He was such a wise and witty man.
Donna v.
Jennifer Shirk said…
Thanks for the smile!!
I needed to smile this Monday. You convinced me.

L.G.Smith said…
Oh, no, not the smile police. *breaks into forced grin* Actually, I'm in a pretty good mood. Smiling is coming easy today. :D <<see?
Linda G. said…
LOL! Okay, okay. I'm smiling. :)
Carol Kilgore said…
Laura - Cool :)

Alex - Not even one little daisy?

Delores - You're welcome.

Talli - My pleasure.

Joanne - Great!
J.L. Campbell said…
Uplifting thoughts to start the week and of course, who wouldn't smile at that picture?
Ciara said…
That made me smile. I wish I could send this to several friends.
Carol Kilgore said…
Stephen - Yea!

Clarissa - A little spot of sunshine :)

Linda K - You're welcome.

Slamdunk - Correct!

Karen - Good! Smiles R Us :)
Southpaw said…
Lovely post. ---made me smile too.
Arlee Bird said…
Interesting that you should mention this. The other day I was experiencing some physical illness and I realized whenever I smiled I felt better. It works.

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Carol Kilgore said…
Dianne - Happy to put a little sunshine in your Monday :)

Tracy Jo - Yea for snow angels! Can't wait to see the photo :)

Rula - Cool :)

Elspeth - Gotta keep your sheep happy :)

Emily - Hope you find one!
Carol Kilgore said…
Donna - I agree about Andy Rooney.

Jennifer - You're welcome.

Teresa - It was my job, LOL.

Luanne - Yes, they're nasty little guys, too :)

Linda G - Good!
Carol Kilgore said…
Joy - I hope everyone smiles :)

Ciara - I know what you mean.

Holly - Great!

Arlee - Exactly.

Golden Eagle - Wonderful. I'm glad.
Mason Canyon said…
Such a cute photo, who could resist smiling after that?

Thoughts in Progress
Carol Kilgore said…
Mason - I couldn't resist either.
LR said…
Aw, I can really use this lately. Thanks!

(As flowers start to sprout from her head...) :)
A smile is the best thing in the world , Show all that through all adverasry you can still smile.

Misha Gericke said…
So true. Even when it's hard, it's always better to keep smiling. :-)
Liza said…
Yep, you made me smile. Thanks.
Carol Kilgore said…
LR - Keep those flowers watered :)

Yvonne - Exactly.

Misha - I think so, too.

Liza - Very good.
Lydia Kang said…
How can I not smile after a post like this? :D
Carol Kilgore said…
Lydia - Grin and bear it :)
I have a big yellow smiley face mug and I love it because it always makes me smile back.

Have a great day!
BECKY said…
Hi Carol. I was going to comment that I'm sorry I didn't stop by on Monday to see this, but you know....this morning is a MUCH better day to read it. It helps me keep my bliss (that I just reclaimed last night!)Have a blissful rest of the week! Hugs!
Carol Kilgore said…
Wonderful, Becky! I'd call that perfect timing. May the bliss be with you :)
It really does make a difference! My mom's been in rehab at a healthcare facility, and many of the residents seem to come alive, simply by smiling at them. Thanks Carol! Julie
Anonymous said…
That is so neat! Laughter is the best medicine.
Carol Kilgore said…
Julie - Smiles work miracles.

Janet - I agree :)