I Close My Eyes And Smile

I close my eyes and smile.
Not because something amazing just happened.
Just because.
Just because I was thinking.
I was thinking about what makes me happy.

I close my eyes and smile.
You see, I was looking at old pictures.
Old memories.
Old memories of meaningful times in my life.
I was thinking about the people who are important to me.

I close my eyes and smile.
I hear music from my earphones playing softly.
Playing meaningfully.
Playing meaningfully through these memories.
I was thinking about how our senses are intertwined with memories.

I close my eyes and smile.
Not because someone just did something extraordinary.
Just because.
Just because they were, they are.
I was thinking about what makes me smile.

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Story of the Day

I know, I have been slacking on keeping up with the blog.  Getting started with the school year has been keeping me very busy.  At some point, perhaps I’ll catch up on some of that on here.  The main point is that so far, the school year is going well.  In the meantime, I have a short anecdote to share:

This morning I woke up early for a meeting.  I dressed up for the meeting and headed out.  I was really tired as I was walking up University and must have been frowning, probably angry at myself for not going to bed earlier.  After walking for about five minutes, I walked by a someone who said “Smile!  You look nice today!”  I didn’t really know how to respond, but smiled as she turned the corner.  She made my day!