The Weekly Smile 9/30/2019 #weeklysmile – Found a new food pantry!

The Weekly Smile 9/30/2019 #weeklysmile – Found a new food pantry!


My smile came from finding a new food pantry. One that lets you choose what you want instead of going in and being handed heavy bags of chickpeas and spaghetti sauce and tons of wheat and peas and beans. 3/4 of what my friend and I got we put downstairs in the community room. Others took it, but it was killing our backs for very little we can use. This new place is great and you don’t need to take what you have no use for. We could fit everything into one cart instead of overloading 2 carts and two huge boxes. I miss a few things, but the place was dangerous and I fell down the steps getting to it. This is all flat area so we just rolled the cart in and put the heavy stuff in there and filled a couple of hand shopping bags with light stuff and then put them on top.

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog,

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.


Trent’s Rules

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.”



4 thoughts on “The Weekly Smile 9/30/2019 #weeklysmile – Found a new food pantry!

  1. trentpmcd

    Glad you found something that works. The couple of pantries that I’ve seen work like a store where you go through, chose what you need, and then “check out”, though obviously not on a cash register, just someone keeping track of what people have,

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    1. Tessa Post author

      Not around here. This is the unusual way of doing it, but a much better way. I hated to cart home all that stuff I wouldn’t use although I could then cart it downstairs for others. I would rather (or should I say my back and knees would rather) I only take what I need. Certainly the better way to do it.

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  2. morgueticiaatoms

    Our only food pantry just gives you what they bag up and you can only go once every three months. Bit limiting.

    My smile for today was our toddling kittens. They turn one month this week and they are just so darned adorable, I don’t know how anyone could not smile at their lil faces. 🙂

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    1. Tessa Post author

      I love kittens. I am a cat person and kittens are simply adorable.

      We went to 2 pantries and they bagged and boxed up mostly the same items and lots of rice, beans and chickpeas which I have no use for. We could go once a month to each. Now this one is also once a month, but you can choose so this time no food I wouldn’t eat came home. We got less, but after taking 3/4 down to the community table we didn’t have much either and there were more foods that we eat there. I was delighted.

      I was wondering about you. I haven’t been able to read many other blogs as I have been sleeping or in bed trying to sleep off the pain. Not working. Go to pain doctor tomorrow. Nice to hear from you again.



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