A to Z Reasons to Smile - "S"

Each day this month I'll be sharing a list of things corresponding to the alphabet letter of the day that encourage and uplift me, the little things that make smile. I hope you'll join me, and maybe add some of your own in the comments! 
"S" Things That Make Me Smile... 

Son - My amazing son, Ian!  He's an air traffic controller for the Dept. of Defense, but to me he's still that sweet little boy with the huge loving heart for his Mom.  I am so very proud of the man he's become!

Sanctuaries - I love beautiful churches - from small rural structures to large cathedrals, they are places of peace, meditation and worship, and one can always sense the Spirit that dwells within.

Sparkly Things - I have a penchant for brightly colored sparkly things, something about sparkles makes me smile.  Must be my childlike mind. :-)

Sophie - The beloved matriarch of our kitty clan.  Sweetest little kitty God ever made!  I wish we could clone her.  A rescue kitty with some  Maine Coon blood, she's a beauty... see her picture over there in the sidebar!

Sushi- My daughter introduced me to sushi and I love it! Papa Bear shakes his head and calls it "bait" :-)

Sunrise & Sunset- The most beautiful times of the day here, with our wide open spaces and the sky painted in brilliant colors - God' masterpieces!

Sisters - I am the middle child with an older sister and a younger one.  They both live in the Midwest so I rarely get to see them but we text back and forth each day and have gotten a lot closer than we used to be.  Sisters are good to share with!

Seashells - Searching the beach for tiny treasures - great fun and great exercise with all that bending and stretching to pick up shells.  We look so cute walking along the shore with our yellow plastic buckets like a couple of little kids :-)

Stars - Is there anything more magical than twinkling stars in the inky black night sky?  I like to believe that they are windows where the souls of those we love can look down on us and we can gaze up at them.  <3

Silence - To some it may be strange or uncomfortable, but to me silence is the beautiful absence of noise that heals my spirit after a day or week of non-stop ringing phones and dealing with people. When I am home alone I most often sit in silence, it is even more soothing to my soul than music.
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  1. Sons are so special!

    The prettiest little sanctuary i ever saw was in a hay field in Italy. It was a tiny chapel that held no more than 8 people plus a priest, meant for the family who had owned the land long ago.

  2. There are times that we encounter fear and disappointments in life yet we still manage to stand up straight and face it rather that being silent. That was a very good example of being a brave person. Well, I would like to thank you for sharing a very good article it is very much appreciated, good job! You can visit my site too if you want. Have a great day!


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