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Let's Discuss...what makes you smile?
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Dealing with cancer isn’t easy. Many describe this as being on an emotional roller coaster. Today we would like to put a spotlight on the things that make you smile – big or small. This can be as simple as drinking a good cup of coffee, spending time with loved ones, talking to a friend on the phone or cooking a good meal.

Share 3 small (or big) things that have made you smile lately in the comments below.

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MaryAnne
25 Posts

My 3 things:

Looking at garden seeds

Planning my yard for summer

My grandson…he always makes me smile…

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Beachalog
47 Posts

My kids, my dog, Peacemaker - because it's so ridiculous.

@MaryAnne Made me smile too- thanks for sharing :)

Tia
1 Posts

My 3 things :

  1. Being able to exercise, like dance class and yoga.
  2. Having an appetite and therefore, eating well.
  3. Just feeling good overall!
Brighty
8589 Posts

1.my niece

2. Vinnie

3. The dogs (Brighty and Rice)

Pippy123
9 Posts

3 things

Family and friends

Being outside even in bad weather

Going in the boat to catch fish or just enjoy the water

Kimo Carew
9 Posts

1 Being with my wife and kids

2. Feeling better today than I did yesterday

3. My ENT said that throat cancer wasn't going to kill me

Skye2
225 Posts
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Me and my fav wine - cheers!

My 3 things:

  1. my dog’s antics! She makes me laugh ALL the time!
  2. Liberty School, (Cabernet Sauvignon, California, Paso Robles), i had a glass to celebrate the end of radiation on Tuesday!
  3. My hair growing back sooo soft!
Kits66
2 Posts

3 things that make me smile

  1. Seeing my family smile and laugh
  2. Praying daily at the same time with my girlfriends who are in different time zones
  3. Having energy for a walk on a beautiful day like today.
L.A.R.K.
6 Posts

3 things that make me smile are the sun shining on a cold day, dogs playing together, and a child making a snow angel in the snow outside by the playground.

J1f2s3
49 Posts

My three things are:

  1. making a beautiful meal for my wife
  2. making bracelets for all the grandkids
  3. working on a puzzle

My 3 things that made me smile recently are:

1 Going out to dinner - food always tastes better when someone else cooks it

2 Visiting my brother and twin niece's

3. This photo that I am attaching. I think my mom would like it too. Found it on Facebook, posted by one of mom's organizations that she belonged.

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Thewasp
81 Posts

1 My cats Roxy and Ozzie . Roxy just climbed on my lap.

2 A friend bringing me a decadent dessert last night.

3 Thinking of what I’ll plant in my veg garden this summer. Basil and cucumbers were plentiful last year😁

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CCK
6 Posts

My 3 things:

1. Playing board games with my family on a Friday or Saturday night

2. Reading a good book

3. Snuggling with my loving doggie

halfass
23 Posts

What makes me smile?

My grand daughter Sage who is almost two- when she visits our place, she runs around the house saying “I'm at gamma and gampa's house!”

A nice cup of coffee first thing in the morning

weekly music practice with friends over zoom.

AuntJ
2 Posts

Daily Wordle puzzle success

A walk in the cold, bright sunshine

Friends and neighbours reaching out and checking in

Roy L.
529 Posts

1 My Granddaughter Althea

2 My pup Harely

3 sleep

Whitelilies
2526 Posts

3 Things that make me smile:

1-When I don't hear “Hey…..what's for dinner, for just 24 hours!”

2-When #1 does not occur…..Hoping I don't burn the pot with my spaghetti sauce!

3- When we eat a meal, as a Family!

What The Heck #4……..When Walmart has 50% OFF SALE !!

Whitelilies

Mah9301
8 Posts

When my hubby, (cancer patient) feels happy, that brings me joy.

Looking at a photo of us from 25 years ago makes me smile.

Having the kitchen to myself…with some music and a glass of wine - that makes me smile!

supersu
1365 Posts

3 things that made me smile today:

*door-dropping a home-made treat for a neighbor who had some oral surgery

*laughing with the folks at work about something really ridiculous that happened to me on the bus…..let's just say I will be leaving a change of clothes at work going forward….

*some absolutely NSF, (not safe for work), memes on my instagram feed

I cannot remember a day, (literally even my most disappointing), in my life where I haven't smiled and laughed…..doesn't do much for the wrinkles, but hey - that's what botox is for! #amiright

I hope that everyone here can find a reason to smile everyday!

#laughteristhebestmedicine #asmileaday

JMo1961
4 Posts
  1. My remarkable kids: Lindsay, Abby and Danny
  2. The daily improvements in my health, be they ever so small.
  3. Music. A familiar song, a favorite song or something brand new.
Francie
24 Posts
  1. My son's ideas for tattoo coverups to hide my double mastectomy scars are funny….for instance he suggested tattooing eyelashes on them so they look like closed eyes :)
  2. A girlfriend's humorous observation that my new shape is like a car without “headlights”!
  3. Drifting off to sleep flat on my stomach….ever so comfortably.
Whisky
1 Posts

Lacey_Moderator:

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Dealing with cancer isn’t easy. Many describe this as being on an emotional roller coaster. Today we would like to put a spotlight on the things that make you smile – big or small. This can be as simple as drinking a good cup of coffee, spending time with loved ones, talking to a friend on the phone or cooking a good meal.

Share 3 small (or big) things that have made you smile lately in the comments below.

My cat, watching Netflix, my friends and family.

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KLB
16 Posts
  1. When my dog wants to snuggle
  2. Pictures/videos of rabbits, cats, dogs & guinea pigs
  3. Playing board games with my family

Here's my list…

  1. Bright sunshine on a cold day like today
  2. My brother's dog's loving smooches
  3. my nieces' smiling faces
Bluenoser13
79 Posts
  1. My morning coffee.
  2. My kids and grandkids
  3. My wife
  4. not necessarily in that order! Lol
supersu
1365 Posts

reading thru all these responses made me smile this morning.

not a single ‘winning the lottery’, or ‘buying a new “anything”' in the lot!

really demonstrates that the most meaningful things in life are truly the simple pleasures; time shared with others, friends, family, fur babies and enjoying the here and now.

happy weekend

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#cancerconnectioncommunitysmiles



Bear1
59 Posts

😊 What Makes Me Smile

1.Even though I feel sorry for him, Gus looks so cute in his “cone” that I have to smile. (He was “fixed” recently, but is feeling fine.)

2.When my granddaughter visits (which is more rare since COVID).

3. Smiling (no, laughing) at one of my husband's wisecracks (which are frequent).

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Shilo
11 Posts

The 3 things that have brought me joy are spending time with my granddaughter, snuggling with my dogs and going for long walks.

Rochelle
28 Posts
What makes me smile...
1. Playing cards after dinner with my husband & kids
2. Creating a beautiful card
3. Going for a walk with my daughter on a sunny day.
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