Sunday Thoughts ~ Sharing Smiles

“Just one smile immensely increases the beauty of the universe.” ~ Sri Chinmoy


Good Sunday morning, dear friends.  I hope this finds you well and under blue skies.  Today, I thought I would share a few smiles.  Smiling is good for all of us, especially during difficult days.  So, make yourself comfy and enjoy some of the things that made me smile.  I hope they will make you smile too.

On a side note, if you had all these Lab puppies, you would never stop smiling.  They arrive in the world happy.

“It’s hard not to feel happy when you make someone smile.” ~Roy T. Bennett

I love to read signs, they always seem to give me a big smile or a laugh.  And, they usually contain a certain amount of truth or a solid message.





I don’t know about you, but when I receive a ‘real’ note or a letter from someone I adore, it truly is ‘love delivered.’

“We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.” ~ Mother Teresa

The animal world never ceases to provide smiles.  Our treasured pets as well as the dear creatures who reside in nature have much to offer.

This guy is about to sneeze or he is having a bad day.  Either way, I smiled.


Now, I have been owned by many dear kitties and none of them would have been happy with this hat.

I have felt this way many times in my life.  Wonder what has upset him or her?

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Our home in Virginia had a four hundred foot driveway.  I can promise you we smiled when our Labrador retriever brought us the paper.  It was one of her favorite things to do.

Such decisions!


Who wants to go for a boat ride?

eyeheartfarms: “Flower hungry ”

Ah, it is Buggs.  I will write about him later.  This photo is exactly what he looks like, but he has a taste for delphiniums, not roses.

“A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.” ~ Denis Waitley


Is there anyone who doesn’t smile when the opportunity presents itself to enjoy a country drive on an autumn day?  And finding a roadside stand is a bonus.

Or, a shop with an interesting name.  Should one venture inside or remain outside?

Beautiful France….

And to find the perfect spot to soak in nature’s glory. What a day.

“Smile more. Smiling can make you and others happy.” ~ Roy Bennett


everythingfox: “Kekekeke *fox laugh* Photo by Louise Beech ”

Dear friends, thanks so much for your visit.  I hope you have found a smile or two.

I wish you and yours a magnificent autumn day.


May your week ahead be full of smiles!



“Let us meet each other with a smile, a smile is the beauty of the soul.” ~ Lailah Gifty Akita





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18 Comments on "Sunday Thoughts ~ Sharing Smiles"

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All those signs made me smile! I’ve realized that I go through the day looking very serious, so I’ve decided to start smiling more, even when I’m alone! It lifts my spirits. Enjoy your Sunday, Sandra!


Yes,your post made me smile!Adorable pics! Thank you !Have a blessed Sunday.

Penny Carlson

Thank you for the smiles. I think that is one of the things I miss with everyone wearing masks. You can’t see their smiles.

Rita C at Panoply

Wonderful photos for this gloomy Sunday in the capital city. We’re having Delta’s salutatory remnants all weekend, but nothing compared to those hardest hit in the Deep South.

Pam Richardson

Sandra, I love every image that you shared! But the opening one with the Lab puppies brought a big smile. Thank you for your lovely Sunday posts. May we always wear a smile…Have a wonderful Sunday, my friend!

Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors
Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors

Happy Sunday, Sandra! This post definitely brought me lots of smiles this morning! Those sweet puppies are adorable! I also loved the squirrel picture. I have so much fun watching them during the day. They are always up to something. Take care, sweet friend, and have a most beautiful and blessed day!

Bonnie Morgan

I’m smiling!!!!! Thanks dear Sandra.


You did your job well, my friend. Loads of lovely smiles from all these photos, but especially those sweet animals. Bunnies and cats and dogs with the paper, bears with a canoe. Oh, so much food for the imagination here!

Bobbi Duncan

Always lots of smiles from your blog, Sandra. Labs are the best. I love the photo of the kitty wearing the hat–looks like it’s thinking, “Why do they do these things to me?” lol! Gloomy day today due to remnants of the storm, but so fortunate that’s all we’re incurring. Hope the week ahead is a lovely one for you, one with lots and lots of smiles. Hugs!