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Blogtober 2020 – Smile

Today is day 21 of the Blogtober 2020 challenge.  Where I write a post on a topic given every day for the month of October.

Today the prompt is Smile, so obviously am going to talk about what makes me smile.

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Family

four people on seashore

Photo by Jude Beck on Unsplash

I am very lucky to have an amazing family.  My husband is my soul mate and although drives me mad at times can make me laugh.  Even when I am being a grump he can have me laughing.

My Daughter C, she has faced some major health issues the past 5 years.  But she has not lost her cracking sense of humour.  Although this is not seen in the mornings, as she is very much like me and not a morning person.  She does still have her moments.

My Granddaughter, she is just so funny.  Currently approaching three she is showing her stubborn side.

Chocolate

I love chocolate, where it is a box of chocolates or a bar of chocolate I do not care.  Although it is not good for my waist line, chocolate does help cheer me up when I am having one of those days.

Coffee

I do not function in the mornings until I have had my first cup of coffee.  I am a coffeeholic and love my coffee.  If I take a break I always make a coffee and take 10 minutes to sit and chill while drinking it.

Pets

golden retriever puppy bokeh photography

Photo by Mark Zamora on Unsplash

I have two dogs an Alaskan Malamute and a German Shepherd.  They are both totally different in character but both so funny.  They are also very protective of C and are often found in with her, or popping in through out the day to see she is ok.  They can always put a smile on my face just by their cheeky looks.

What makes you smile?

Blogtober 2020 - Smile

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I am Sam and owner of StressedMum, I hope you enjoyed reading my latest post, I always love to read comments from my readers

33 Comments

  • Anne Sweet
    21 October 2020 at 11:59 am

    what a lovely post, plenty of things to smile about. I’m a cat person rather than a dog person, but it doesn’t matter, pets can always be entertaining and caring.

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    • admin
      21 October 2020 at 12:35 pm

      I have owned cats one of mine I knew from when she was born and had her for 23 years. I can not have cats now as my dogs would scare it too much

      Reply
  • Jo Jackson
    21 October 2020 at 12:42 pm

    Lovely. I’m with you on the pets and chocolate.

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    • admin
      21 October 2020 at 2:36 pm

      Both of these always makes me smile

      Reply
  • Bella and Dawn at Dear Mummy Blog
    21 October 2020 at 2:03 pm

    We’re big chocolate fans too! My family drives me nuts but I wouldn’t have it any other way!

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    • admin
      21 October 2020 at 2:35 pm

      Chocolate always makes things a bit better x

      Reply
  • Natalie Barletta
    21 October 2020 at 2:22 pm

    It sounds like you have a lot of positive things going on in your life. Pets definitely cause a lot of happiness. Thank you for sharing!

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    • admin
      21 October 2020 at 2:34 pm

      I am lucky as I do and my boys certainly make me laugh every day x

      Reply
  • Kim Carberry
    21 October 2020 at 2:39 pm

    What lovely reasons to smile.
    Chocolate always makes me smile. hehehe x

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    • admin
      21 October 2020 at 3:43 pm

      Chocolate always makes me smile x

      Reply
  • Claire
    21 October 2020 at 3:04 pm

    Lovely post! My list is very similar, although not dogs as I just have a stupid cat! Lol

    Coffee is life right now, it’s perfect for Autumn as well x x

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    • admin
      21 October 2020 at 3:43 pm

      I have had stupid cats in the past, but can not have them now. Coffee is what gets me through each day x

      Reply
  • Jupiter Hadley
    21 October 2020 at 8:47 pm

    My silly cat Pancake and lovely partner Dann keep a smile on my face on the daily. Chocolates are a good plus too. 😉

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    • admin
      22 October 2020 at 9:49 am

      I love your cats name, pets do have a way of making us smile

      Reply
  • Nayna Kanabar
    21 October 2020 at 9:41 pm

    Sometimes we just need to take a step back and reflect on what we have. It makes us remember all the lovely things and people who surround us.

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    • admin
      22 October 2020 at 9:49 am

      That is so true

      Reply
  • Lucy
    21 October 2020 at 10:49 pm

    I love this, I am the exact same in the morning – once I’ve had a coffee I feel human again!

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    • admin
      22 October 2020 at 9:48 am

      It is amazing how that first coffee starts your day off

      Reply
  • Valerie
    22 October 2020 at 4:31 am

    Similar things make me smile. My children, my parents, my pets (both mine and the ones I foster) and absolutely coffee.

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    • admin
      22 October 2020 at 9:48 am

      I would love to foster dogs but I would get too attached and end up keeping them, we do have a rescue

      Reply
  • Rachael Robinson
    22 October 2020 at 9:23 am

    Coffee definitely makes me smile too! My kids drive me INSANE but they also do make me laugh and smile daily.

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    • admin
      22 October 2020 at 9:47 am

      coffee always brings a smile to my face, kids have a great way of driving you crazy but also making you smile

      Reply
  • Kara Guppy
    22 October 2020 at 2:40 pm

    I love the toddler age, I work with early years kids and love seeing their stubborn side, you do have to try not to laugh though

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    • admin
      22 October 2020 at 4:20 pm

      A toddlers stubborn side is funny my poor daughter in law gets so apologetic to me when my granddaughter gets stubborn. I don’t think I help by laughing

      Reply
  • Georgina @ Culinary Travels
    22 October 2020 at 4:01 pm

    Chocolate, Coffee and Pets are definitely reasons to make you smile. I have all three now and I’m smiling 😉

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    • admin
      22 October 2020 at 4:19 pm

      They are a great reason to smile, I am just thinking I may need to pop out for chocolate

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      • admin
        23 October 2020 at 10:20 am

        I did pop out for chocolate 🙂

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  • Rhian westbury
    23 October 2020 at 11:48 am

    Friends and family for sure make me smile, knowing I have people around me who love me makes me very happy. So does a nice treat dinner in a restaurant or a takeaway, anything to not have to cook! x

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    • admin
      23 October 2020 at 11:50 am

      I am so grateful to my family and friends and if I do not have to cook I smile for ages x

      Reply
  • MELANIE EDJOURIAN
    23 October 2020 at 4:44 pm

    Having a sense of humour can really help through times like these. They helped me get through months of hospital visits and stays when my eldest was seriously ill.

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    • admin
      26 October 2020 at 9:25 am

      I agree a sense of humour really can help, and the best way to get through tough times

      Reply
  • Playdays and Runways
    24 October 2020 at 2:57 pm

    I’m the same as you. My husband is not only my husband but he is my best friend.

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    • admin
      26 October 2020 at 9:21 am

      My husband is always making me laugh x

      Reply

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