We all know that, sometimes, life can be tough. It can be dark. It can be sad and the news is always geared toward the bad, the sensational. I have started ‘collecting smiles’ and filing them away. I strongly believe these moments that I file away to help on the harder days should be shared.
So, I wanted to start a monthly feature here highlighting the good, the fun, the smiles because I know they’re out there. It might be personal good news, it might be something I’ve seen on Facebook or anything else I find during the month.
I was inspired to document the month differently as I was putting together my March in Review post where I was reviewing Ruby Who and in my research I came upon The 30 Day Filming Project created by Hailey Bartholomew and Sue Bryce and it got me excited to try a new way of sharing my smiles.
So, this month, I have taken to capturing and sharing my smiles by using the video on my phone to record moments and then I have edited them all together into a little ‘snippet of April’. I kind of love how it turned out. It’s not great quality and it’s not award winning work (in fact, most of the time I am not watching what I am shooting on screen as I want to be ‘in’ the moment and just capture what I can from random angles) but it does what it’s meant it, makes me smile.
But, first, I did find two gems online which literally had me ROLFing;
This. Oh. My. Gosh. It still cracks me up, every time.
And, now, my video. I hope you will enjoy it.
I don’t know if this is how I will continue with these posts but I feel like I will keep it up for a few months. It’s fun!
And, now, I want to ask you to join me in documenting your smiles for June (since May’s practically halfway through). June is my birthday month, I will be 30 and I will need as many of you sharing smiles as possible, because THIRTY, people. I will be doing my normal Smile File post on the 2nd of July but will be sharing other moments via Instagram and facebook with the #JuneSmileFile hash tag. Please feel free to join in however you like. Video, photos, daily/weekly posts… Join me in finding the good.
Wife to James, the man behind the scenes who keeps things running and fixes things when they invariably go awry, mother to my three Munchie-Bums; Ellie, 5, Kahlei, 4 and 2 year old Jasper.
I am blogging my journey through parenthood, as I fight my Postnatal Depression and focus on bringing positivity into our family life and being the best I can be.