Smile Time makes it's triumphant return with a look back at what made my July the tops!

*I journaled more consistently in July than I ever have! Bring it August!
*I'm officially registered for Vision 1 at the New School for Inspired Work in the Fall.
*I took time to pause & celebrate the stillness & spaciousness that is Dundarave (almost every time I was there.)
*Adventure times at Whole Foods – I could spend HOURS there!
*July also saw the dawn of meal planning  I'm on my third week and there's only been one minor recipe malfunction. Thank you Kris Carr for these tips & a handy dandy meal planner (not to mention the boatload of inspiration!)
*BSB dance party in Heaven with Jay Baruchel! YES PLEASE!
*I bought myself a plant and she's beautiful! Now I'm going to do everything I can to keep her that way. 
*The record setting sunshine meant plenty of glorious walks with husband.
*I took on the practice of active listening, only to then find this video Michelle did back in the day. Spooky!
*Moving target high-fives are AWESOME!
Now I want to hear from you. What made your July sing? What are you still smiling about? Let me know in the comments below.

Stay Shiny!
Love, T

 
 
I have to admit I've been slacking on my Smile Time for the past couple of weeks. So it's time to step back on the path with this recap of all things shiny:*Sunshine, always sunshine! It makes me feel alive!
*I had a touching conversation with my sister. (I can't wait to see her in a few weeks!!!)
*Retweeted by @prattprattpratt who OWNS as Andy Dwyer on Parks and Recreation.  (I can't stop squeeing about this!!!)
*Made more art for my inspiration board. There's nothing I can't do with some shiny fonts and Microsoft Paint.
*My essence: tranquility / shimmer / soul / freedom / connection. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!
*Making my way through Ali Rittenhouse's Geek Labs Virtual Assistant Training.
*Dinner before 7 PM, 3 work nights in a row. YEAH BABY!BONUS: *Best curry ever at The Foundation on Main Street.Alright now, whaddya got? What did (or didn't) you take time to pause and celebrate this week? I'd love for you to share in the comments below.
 
 
Although my Smile Time: Week of Accomplishments has come to a close, I have decided to keep recording my achievements on my gratitude list. I've learned that it is important to pause and celebrate our wins, no matter their "size." Doing so builds confidence, breaks down our "not enough" stories and fuels us to carry on. Plus, it's a major source of warm fuzzies!

So here's this week's list of internal and external smile sources:
*"bears, beets, Battlestar Galactica"
*designing my own inspiration board graphics (keeping it simple in Microsoft Paint)
*walking away from overwhelm by acknowledging aloud that I was in overwhelm (with additional help from husband, workrave and a pending dance party)
*"It comes with a flute!"
*three letter series done
*celebrating what little blue sky I could find
*getting my editorial calendar up where I can see it (I'm an out of sight out of mind kinda girl)

Now it's your turn. What accomplishments do you want to shout from the rooftops this week? What things, big or small, brought you into the moment and put a smile on your face? Please take a minute and share them in the comments below.

photo by Daniel Y. Go / (CC BY-NC 2.0)