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Tuesday; April 16

I am becoming forgetful as I get older and it has nothing to do with the dulling of my memory.  (Yes, I do have more of a problem remembering where I have left my keys, but that’s not what I am talking about today.)  My memory problems stem from me forgetting to smile.  I think it is easy to become jaded and overwhelmed by the cares and negativity of the world and I just forget to find the pleasures in the world ... and smile.  So, I am going to make a commitment to you and me.  I am going to smile when:  I see a new blossom on my lime tree ... I don’t have to wear shoes to take out the trash ... I get a hug from my granddaughters ... I hear the frog chorus in the evenings ... someone leaves a Cadbury bunny on my desk ... I get a love note from my beautiful wife ... I get to roll over and hit the turn off the alarm knowing that I don’t really have to get up that early ... I hear a song that reminds me of the carefree days of youth ... I smell something being cooked on someone’s grill …