My Mum has been visiting us in Vancouver for a couple of weeks. I took a week off work and had thoughts that I would plow through a bunch of blog posts, but no. I let it all go. Family … Continue reading There Is No Pre-Life. Exactly.
When I am mulling over a topic – like I have been about smiling – I often ask the kids for their perspective. Sometimes some genius insight, always delight. Smiling is good for you yo! https://t.co/bxoQRMZKCY — Jonathan Anthony (@ThisMuchWeKnow) April 21, 2014 Smiling boils down to two concepts: happiness and love. Good enough for me. ←This Much We Know.→ Continue reading Curious Kids: Smiling Is Happiness And Love
The subject of smiling is foremost at the moment. Yesterday, I talked of its life-saving properties. Today, something far more prosaic: inviting people in. Recently, I have attended 2-3 events where part of the attendance schtick is that you get a portrait photo from a professional photographer. Although I smile quite authentically(!), when asked to pose, I get my facial muscles in a knot. How much of a smile is good for a portrait? This much, that much? Reviewing the final content, I realize I have no idea how I look! I also realize how grumpy my de facto expression … Continue reading My De Facto Facial Expression: Annoyed. Smile, Yo!
As usual, waiting for serendipity to strike is time well spent. Learning happens when new neural pathways are created, and they do so when your brain exclaims: “Huh? Heh? Hmmm! Who knew?! I will squirrel that one away for another day.” So, how important is a smile? Nothing short of miraculous, of course. I had this image on my desktop for a month or more. I knew I wanted to share it, but had no context. This morning, I thought, “well, I can just share it with an upbeat note.” [I don’t take the blog too seriously that I think … Continue reading Real Miracles Make Little Noise. Essential Events Are So Simple!