Smiles and Magic Moments

I’m starting to feel better after being a bit run-down this week and off work, but the quiet time has given me breathing space away from non stop work, tv, pc and phone. Call it serendipity, but I’ve got a good feeling about 2012. I’ve spent years see saw-ing work-life balance, and have used work (for which i’m passionate as I work at my dream company, doing my dream job) as an excuse for hiding from fulfilling my personal life. I don’t have any goals (e.g. marriage/kids), but I have a strong sense of right and wrong and desire to help and share, and have learned that real reward comes from doing what is right, and not doing something in expectation of reward. There’s a fine line, but if you soul-search, it’s easy for us to admit that we’re all perhaps a little too fond of hedonistic lifestyle? Whilst that’s fine for a while, it’s like eating the icing on the cake. Certainly there’s a sugar rush, but you don’t feel you’ve eaten anything substantial, true? I don’t for a moment suggest we give away all our wordly posessions and go off to a 3rd world country to teach kids (which /hats-off to those who do!), but even the smallest of gestures can start an avalanche – even a smile. Maybe it’s a sign of age, being sentimental or perhaps the opportunity to quietly reflect on life, but I just wanted to share the sentiment to anyone who may find this post, and give them a moment to reflect too that it’s not just you who may feel lost in life.

Smiling is infectious, You catch it like the flu,

When someone smiled at me today, I started smiling too.  

I passed around the corner, And someone saw my grin.

When he smiled I realised I’d passed it on to him.  

I thought about that smile then I realized its worth,

A single smile, just like mine could travel round the earth.  

So, if you feel a smile begin, don’t leave it undetected

Let’s start an epidemic quick, and get the world infected!

This butterfly marks a turning point in my life from several years ago. At a time when life had been challenging, the simple act of this beautiful butterfly landing on my shoulder one day at Cliveden near where I live, changed my life around. Maybe this was the fabled ‘Butterfly Effect’ in action! I was amazed that it came out so well, but wanted to /share in the hope that you all find your butterflies.

❤ & hugs to all! ^_^

>>—> Trelawney

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. nimye
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 21:30:12

    *Smile and Hugs*
    Very poignant words!


  2. grumblinggertie
    Jan 29, 2012 @ 19:50:15

    smiles are infectious. Keep smiling 😉


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