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100 Reasons to Smile Today and Any Day

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In the comments of a recent daily posts in the iCreateDaily for Creators Facebook, Jaymee Thompson said, I popped over to read the Gary Vaynerchuk quotes and was inspired to write a list of reasons to smile.”

Jaymee went on to say, “So I wrote 30 reasons to smile. Then I noticed that all my reasons to smile are also things to be grateful for…life’s moments.

Optimistic people lead happier lives.

The Way to a Great Day

Happy people focus on the positives.

What a great way to start the day… today or any day! Purposefully reflecting on things that make us smile, can’t help but elicit a smile for each reflection. Further, each one of those are clearly something for which to be grateful.

Through that practice we can see how simple it is to cultivate a positive attitude of gratitude. Happy people spend more time focused on positives and gratitude.

Our experience of the day redounds to that which we immerse in and generate. What we generate is what we perpetuate in our day and ultimately our life. And that of others.

If we’re having a bad day from anger, frustration and irritation, we’re passing that along to others. But we can turn that around by such a simple exercise, as Jaymee discovered. We can choose to create a different kind of day for ourselves and to share that. Jayme’s sharing that with us, brightened the day of any who read her list, including you, here, now.

And now, you (hopefully) and others will pass this super simple but ultra powerful lesson on to others. Wow! What a lasting legacy to create. And wouldn’t we want to create a legacy of smiles and gratitude over one of resentment, bitterness and complaints?

“I was inspired to write a list of reasons to smile. I noticed that all my reasons to smile are also things to be grateful for… life’s moments.”
~Jaymee Thompson, writer, artist, former art instructor & naval officer

I was inspired to write a list of reasons to smile. I noticed that all my reasons to smile are also things to be grateful for... life’s moments." ~Jaymee
Photo by Alonso Reyes on Unsplash

30 Reasons to Smile

By Jaymee Thompson, writer, artist, former art instructor & naval officer

  1. The morning sunrise
  2. Puffy white clouds
  3. Sun on my skin
  4. My kitty’s purr
  5. Gentle rain
  6. Morning dew
  7. A walk to the river
  8. Sitting by a pond
  9. Baby geese
  10. The view from my window
  11. My partner’s smile
  12. The gift of friendship
  13. A baby’s laugh
  14. Children’s gleeful shouts at play
  15. A child’s wonder
  16. A home cooked meal
  17. A drive on a sunny day
  18. Holding hands
  19. Fond memories
  20. A dog’s wagging tail
  21. A canoe paddle brushing the water
  22. Fragrant flowers
  23. The shade of a tree on a hot day
  24. A gentle breeze on my skin
  25. A friend’s hello
  26. A soft pillow
  27. A warm blanket
  28. The crackle of a campfire
  29. A pet’s warm, loving cuddle
  30. An evening sunset

Now that’s at least 30 reasons to smile today, and what a GREAT way to start any day. THANKS to Jaymee Thompson for this inspiration.

We’d love to hear your reasons to smile. Send them to us and we can publish them here.

Reasons to Smile – Memes to Share

Fragrant flowers. A shade tree on a hot day. A gentle breeze on my skin.
~Jaymee Thompson, writer, artist, former art instructor & naval officer

Reasons to smile: flowers, shade, gentle breeze,
Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

My kitty’s purr; butterflies, flowers and honey bees.

10 Reasons to Smile

By Paige Eaton, artist

  1. Art.
  2. A job well done.
  3. Floating in a pool.
  4. The salty smell of the Gulf.
  5. Fresh picked berries.
  6. God’s love and grace for humans.
  7. Honeysuckle.
  8. Timeless friendships.
  9. The anticipation of travel.
  10. Home sweet home.

30 Things That Make Me Smile

By Sally Kirkpatrick, retired teacher, writer, photographer, crafter, b.1958

  1. Blue sky
  2. My grandchildren
  3. Remembering my mom
  4. Rain
  5. Warm fire
  6. A kindness done
  7. Colors of fall trees
  8. Bird’s antics
  9. Baby animals
  10. An agate on the sand
  11. A nurse log
  12. Mushrooms growing in the woods
  13. Snowfall
  14. Riding my bicycle
  15. The ocean’s waves crashing into shore
  16. A bees legs loaded with pollen
  17. Fresh new growth on the ends of an evergreen tree
  18. Hot coffee
  19. Beautiful music
  20. Children laughing
  21. Road trips
  22. Old photographs
  23. Memories
  24. Restored muscle car
  25. An old person
  26. A young person
  27. An old and young person interacting
  28. Teapot
  29. Teacups
  30. Children’s art

30 Reasons to Smile

By Shannon DeAnna Schofield, poet, author, gardener beekeeper, b.2/23/1977

  1. Coffee
  2. Sunrise
  3. Warm shower
  4. My silly cats
  5. Gardens, gardens, and more gardens
  6. Dancing in the garden
  7. Momma swinging in her swing
  8. Momma watching the squirrel play
  9. A friend checking in
  10. The smell of Gardenia
  11. More lavender flowers
  12. Honey bees!
  13. Honey!
  14. Friends
  15. Friends doing well
  16. A good meal
  17. A sunset
  18. Stars
  19. The moon
  20. A cool bed on hot nights
  21. A warm bed on cool night
  22. Snuggly pups
  23. A piece of chocolate (maybe 2)
  24. A good night’s sleep
  25. Writing poetry
  26. Writing books
  27. That I’m a published author and never thought I would be
  28. Playing with paint and colors
  29. Handwritten notes to bring smiles to others – Visit Pen Some Love
  30. Another day


Smiling is infectious,
you catch it like the flu,
When someone smiled at me today,
I started smiling too.

I passed around the corner
and someone saw my grin.
When he smiled, I realized
I’d passed it on to him.

I thought about that smile,
then I realized it’s worth.
A single smile, just like mine
could travel ‘round the earth.

So, if you feel a smile begin,
don’t leave it undetected.
Let’s start an epidemic quick,
and get the world infected!

~Russel H. Conwell, 1843-1925
Baptist minister, orator, founder-Temple University in PA
Smiling is Infectious poem-Smile Poem-Russell
Image by Spiritze from Pixabay

For more like this, you’ll likely enjoy our Gratitude Quotes and also Kindness Quotes.

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