Well I didn’t start out smiling as I received my insulin pump and had to learn how to do it. i had second thoughts and panic attacks. But the company trainer put me at ease and walked me through it and it wasn’t as bad as I thought. Now I just made the change of the tubing, inserter and reservoir (holds the insulin) and I did have to call for help and someone helped me walked through it because it was too much to learn at once. It’s hard to teach an old dog new tricks, but this old dog has to remember that she is stronger than she thinks. Using a pump is easier than giving myself 4 injections a day as I only have to change the inserter needle that inserts a plastic canulla under the skin for the tubing every 3 days (72 hours). 🙂
Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian
What made you smile?
Come on, I’m sure you smiled at least once last week. Why don’t you share it? I hope you can join in!
Here is list of “rules” and guiding ideas. If you don’t have time to read it right now, just remember that this is an exercise to spread positivity. Don’t smile about the misfortune of others. Don’t smile in a way to excludes others. Make sure a 12 year old can read it.
And remember, the Smile can be anything, large or small. Nothing, nothing at all is too small for a Smile! Sometimes taking time to notice those small, every day smiles is more important than those once in a lifetime huge ones 🙂
To join in, write a post to share your smile and then leave a comment on this post with a link to your smile. Or, if you prefer, do a pingback to this post (pingback = have a link from your post to this one). You can post any time until next Sunday evening (to be simple, I will say midnight GMT, which is 7 PM Sunday for me). Next week I will compile all of the Smiles and do a separate post of them on Monday morning just before the smile. (I will shoot for around 7 AM EST).
Try to use the hashtag #WeeklySmile when you use Twitter or other social media that uses hashtags. I searched Twitter and found that #weeklysmile had been used only a handful of times back in 2012 and 2013. It hasn’t been used since. So it’s ours! I also registered it on Twubs.
You can use the graphic at the top. It is the official graphic for the event.
Now go out there and find something to smile about! 🙂
“There are days I go in search of the kind, compassionate, loving and beautiful. Despite what we sometimes see on the news, FB and elsewhere, there is much more beauty in the world than ugliness, much more kindness than hate or cruelty. Perhaps we should all have a goal to make at least one person smile every day.”