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Things that make me smile



Things that make me smile…

Seeing the leaves appearing on the trees in spring. Watching winter give way to spring always makes me happy. The leaves are bright and vibrant and fresh. It seems that, suddenly, everywhere appears to be more alive. People smile more and I guess it’s because they are more hopeful and filled with expectation now that the darkness and cold of winter is becoming a memory.

Blue sky. Don’t get me wrong, I love clouds (I’m even a paid-up member of the Cloud Appreciation Society) - but you can’t beat a blue sky. There’s something basic and primeval about the way humans react to certain colours - and the blue of the sky is one of those colours that homo sapiens have reacted to for millennia. It’s ingrained in our DNA, I believe.

Seeing Valentino Rossi win a race. Go Vale!!! You’ll always be my hero. #46

Jumping on one of my bikes when the sky is blue and heading through the countryside never fails to put a smile on my face. If you’ve never ridden a bike, you’re missing out on what could well be one of the best experiences of your life.

Watching children jump into puddles left by the rain. Or watching them play in the leaves when it’s autumn. Reminds me of when I was a kid.

The smell of good coffee. Heavenly. Also the smell of nutmeg or cinnamon.

Talking of smells... There’s this aftershave (cologne) that I fell in love (or lust) with when I was a teenager. It is called Aramis. One of my teachers wore it every day at school. If I ever catch a whiff of Aramis, I grin like a fool.

Music. Music always calms me. Or it invigorates me. I’ll listen to many types; there aren’t many genres I don’t like. The only exceptions are musicals and country music - I’ve never managed to get into them. But most other types of music will make me relax and smile.

Writing. That’s another thing that calms my mind and makes me happy. Except when I have a block.


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Hiya Jay. My Favourite Piece of Music, which You can find on You Tube. Search - Widor's Toccata Organ Thomas Heywood. Thomas Is Australia's only Full-Time Concert Organist. If You see the start of this, it may well Make You Smile ! I Love Classical, Rock, Heavy Metal, Pop, and A lot of other types of Music. Pipe-Organ Music, is a Big thing with Me. We have All got Our Taste's. We lost Two Brilliant Musician's Recently. Lemmy from Motorhead, and David Bowie. Guns 'N' Roses, is one of My Favourite Group's, also, The Waterboys, Pink Floyd, Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Black Sabbath, The Beatles - Of Course, Rod Stewart, and Many More. Jay, Keep Smiling, Good Health, Take Care, And My Very Best Wishes, Stephanie. xx 

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Hey Jay,

Yeah man, I love riding my bicycle too. No rain today in Northern California and I'm soon to be found out and about for a couple of hours challenging myself through the foothills. It doesn't get much better than that!

Have a great day,


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