5 Smiles: June 28

The last month of so was a bit of a downward spiral. I let one little aspect of my life completely take over. I started focusing on the negative and I just could not see the little things that made me happy anymore. I did not want to smile anymore. I did not want to blog. I did not want to bike or bake or do any of the things I loved. I just was not feeling it. I was completely drained!Thankfully, I’ve got some great friends and family for support. With their encouragement, I started making the choice of happiness again. So what if life is not perfect? First step, I started smiling; I smiled until I meant it. The first few days were unsure smiles but along the way, I received a few back and that got me going to the point where I am genuinely smiling again. From there, I decided to bake – a friend’s birthday was the perfect excuse for cupcakes! And now I’m back on track. Yes, I am still working on it but life is full of smiles so why not focus on those for now and let things slowly work themselves out.

Peek-a-boo view of downtown Vancouver
A lovely mural on Commercial Drive
I could watch jellies all day long!
Last rays of the day at Lighthouse Park


What is 5 smiles?
Smiling at Strangers has taught me to be present in the little moments of my life and appreciate the beauty that surrounds me each and every day. Every week, I share 5 moments in pictures that might seem small but have made me smile. Hopefully it inspires you to appreciate the little things too.


Find the recipe for the Tres Leches Cupcakes here. S’mores Cupcake recipe coming soon. Enjoy!

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