Today’s blog is brought to you by Noah. Noah, and his smiles all day, to be exact. If you need a little help getting your own smile on right now, then this blog is for you.
September was uncanny. Of all the months of the year it’s the one with so much awareness around diseases and death, and I don’t know if it’s related or just inflaming a turning point towards the holiday season. The more you’re aware the more you’re keeping track of everyone around you going through a hard time.
Everyone seems to be going through something, but with more intensity than usual, this month. By “everyone” I mean my family and friends and fans alike. By “everyone” I also mean me, myself. As much as I share of my life online I absorb others’ lives infinitely more. I blog about some of the people in my life, and their life’s situations that surface in my writing.
Today on my mind in the morning and daytime and even now, is one friend whose smile knocked me over in its dazzle and splendor the first time we met.
She’s hurting. I know her hurt. She’s numb. I know her numbness. She’s down. I’ve been where she is right now, and it’s complicated. Life is sometimes so complicated. But her smile when she’s down outshines my own on any day and so I blog her in love and hope she gets back to her smiles.
Noah’s pretty contagious, so I hope you all enjoy with me together some of his smiles all day…
11am Smile: Noah getting a kick out of seeing me in the iPhone sticking my tongue out at him. Davy’s driving next to me shaking his head at my silliness. Davy laughs anyway because Noah’s laugh is contagious.
3pm Smile: Noah’s fearlessness and love of animals works out here, and he even brings me along for the smiles. Davy could have been in this photo, but he was busy taking the photo so he could laugh at my being scared of the horse at first. I’m sorry. I’m just not that into animals.
4pm Smile: Noah just squealing about getting a cookie treat with fresh whipped cream on it. This is after he just had a fresh diaper change post-poop. Simple.
I wish life was that simple, but then again life wouldn’t be as full if it was so simple. Let’s smile to a better October. I’m always here.