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What has put a smile on your face today?

Ansley Ansley
Really, that's it. What made you smile today?
07/12/2012
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Ansley Ansley
I smiled earlier because I was replaying some of the banter by husband and I have been having the last couple days and it has been unique to the way that we usually banter. It made me smile, because I realized that we're still evolving in our relationship.
07/12/2012
Mrs.Sucio Mrs.Sucio
That this time next week the Mr will be home from deployment
07/12/2012
Kissy Kissy
THIS:

A NYC Taxi driver wrote:

I arrived at the address and honked the horn. After waiting a few minutes I honked again. Since this was going to be my last ride of my shift I thought about just driving away, but instead I put the car in park and walked up to the door and knocked.. 'Just a minute', answered a frail, elderly voice. I could hear something being dragged across the floor.

After a long pause, the door opened. A small woman in her 90's stood before me. She was wearing a print dress and a pillbox hat with a veil pinned on it, like somebody out of a 1940's movie.

By her side was a small nylon suitcase. The apartment looked as if no one had lived in it for years. All the furniture was covered with sheets.

There were no clocks on the walls, no knickknacks or utensils on the counters. In the corner was a cardboard
box filled with photos and glassware.

'Would you carry my bag out to the car?' she said. I took the suitcase to the cab, then returned to assist the woman.

She took my arm and we walked slowly toward the curb.

She kept thanking me for my kindness. 'It's nothing', I told her.. 'I just try to treat my passengers the way I would want my mother to be treated.'

'Oh, you're such a good boy, she said. When we got in the cab, she gave me an address and then asked, 'Could you drive
through downtown?'

'It's not the shortest way,' I answered quickly..

'Oh, I don't mind,' she said. 'I'm in no hurry. I'm on my way to a hospice.

I looked in the rear-view mirror. Her eyes were glistening. 'I don't have any family left,' she continued in a soft voice..'The doctor says I don't have very long.' I quietly reached over and shut off the meter.

'What route would you like me to take?' I asked.

For the next two hours, we drove through the city. She showed me the building where she had once worked as an elevator operator.

We drove through the neighborhood where she and her husband had lived when they were newlyweds She had me pull up in front of a furniture warehouse that had once been a ballroom where she had gone dancing as a girl.

Sometimes she'd ask me to slow in front of a particular building or corner and would sit staring into the darkness, saying nothing.

As the first hint of sun was creasing the horizon, she suddenly said, 'I'm tired.Let's go now'.
We drove in silence to the address she had given me. It was a low building, like a small convalescent home, with a driveway that passed under a portico.

Two orderlies came out to the cab as soon as we pulled up. They were solicitous and intent, watching her every move.
They must have been expecting her.

I opened the trunk and took the small suitcase to the door. The woman was already seated in a wheelchair.

'How much do I owe you?' She asked, reaching into her purse.

'Nothing,' I said

'You have to make a living,' she answered.

'There are other passengers,' I responded.

Almost without thinking, I bent and gave her a hug.She held onto me tightly.

'You gave an old woman a little moment of joy,' she said. 'Thank you.'

I squeezed her hand, and then walked into the dim morning light.. Behind me, a door shut.It was the sound of the closing of a life..

I didn't pick up any more passengers that shift. I drove aimlessly lost in thought. For the rest of that day,I could hardly talk.What if that woman had gotten an angry driver,or one who was impatient to end his shift? What if I had refused to take the run, or had honked once, then driven away?

On a quick review, I don't think that I have done anything more important in my life.

We're conditioned to think that our lives revolve around great moments.

But great moments often catch us unaware-beautifully wrapped in what others may consider a small one.
07/12/2012
Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by Kissy
THIS:

A NYC Taxi driver wrote:

I arrived at the address and honked the horn. After waiting a few minutes I honked again. Since this was going to be my last ride of my shift I thought about just driving away, but instead I put the car in ...
I always tear up when I read that; it was one of the first chain emails I received back in the day.
07/12/2012
Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by Mrs.Sucio
That this time next week the Mr will be home from deployment
FANTASTIC! Please tell him that I thank him for his service.

Which branch?
07/12/2012
js250 js250
When I signed on to Eden and went to my profile page to check my wall. Kendra had posted a best friend award made out to me--it made me smile and tear up a bit all at the same time!! I'm still smiling--it is amazing the small but very meaningful things people do to make your day bright!! Thanks, Kendra!!
07/12/2012
MnK MnK
Today: going in the pool

But last night in my drawing class, someone told me they really like the way I draw . I have no confidence in that class at alllllll.
07/12/2012
my name my name
Free lunch at the office!! Big SMILE!
07/12/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
My kids they always put a smile on my face. Also going to therapy for my back after not going for a couple days and trying something that was painful but it made my back feel better.
07/12/2012
Woman China Woman China
Stormy.

Stormy made me smile today.
07/13/2012
Woman China Woman China
Getting an email from a school in another country saying that they had heard of my work here in China and would like to offer me a position with the possibility of advancement.
07/14/2012
WhoopieDoo WhoopieDoo
Seeing a switch with a plaque above it that read "raccoon switch."
07/14/2012
Geogeo Geogeo
Eating some homemade fudge.
07/14/2012
Woman China Woman China
Blue skies, a beautiful cool breeze... not a rain cloud in sight!!!
07/21/2012
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
Well, plotting world domination (not really...yet)....oh and taking a nap on the porch last night was pretty awesome (counts because it was about 3 AM today in technicality), it had cooled down and there was a slight breeze so I laid down to look at the stars and sort of fell asleep for about 20 minutes. x'3
07/21/2012
Ilovelingerie Ilovelingerie
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
Really, that's it. What made you smile today?
Hearing my fiancé talk about how sexy I was in the “X-rated” video I made him.
07/21/2012
rockblenny rockblenny
Family BBQ...good food and good company
07/21/2012
Woman China Woman China
Replies to this post put a HUGE grin on my face!!!
07/21/2012
Woman China Woman China
Throwing my hands up in the air and saying, "Screw you guys, if you want to act like children, fine. You are both banned".

That just made my day!!!
07/27/2012
Woman China Woman China
Getting a reply.

Coffee.

Knowing that the wheels are slowly being put into motion.
08/01/2012
Noelle Noelle
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
Really, that's it. What made you smile today?
Thinking of something my daughter said to me yesterday. She just turned 7 and is incredibly witty and sarcastic (she gets the sarcasm from me). What a great kid!!
08/01/2012
TheirPet TheirPet
I saw a pretty hilarious video on you tube that made me smile today.
08/01/2012
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Unique posters: 15