Smiles: July 31

I read a quote this week that made me smile. “Enjoy the little things. For one day, you may look back and realize they were the big things.”

It reminded me why I write the 5 smile series. It really is all these little things that create a life full of happiness. An impromptu picnic with friends, a fresh bagel for a weekday morning brunch, a quiet sunset walk after a long day – all those things might seem rather mundane at first but if you stop and appreciate them, you’ll quickly realize that they are the moments in life to be thankful for.

This week was filled with smiles. Moe and I finally had some time to take a breather and enjoy some quiet time at home in beautiful sunny Vancouver. Yes, we had a lot of errands to run and chores to do but I also made a point of going for bike rides in a neighbourhood I don’t go very often and catching up with friends.

New street art spotted on the sea wall.
New street art spotted on the sea wall.
Fresh bagel and earl grey tea. can't think of a better way to start the day.
Fresh bagel and earl grey tea. Can’t think of a better way to start the day!
Bubble tea make errand day so much better.
Bubble tea make errand day so much better.
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Flashback to that first vacation in Vancouver when I stayed on Union Street.

 

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.

 

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