Thursday, November 17, 2011

Simply Smiling

It seems like a lifetime since I wrote my last Simple Pleasures post. Yes, I know that I said I was going to continue to find them,  party or no party, and I have tried. It just that I couldn't seem to get them from my head to my fingers.

This week, though, I have a simple pleasure to share.

This simple little house sits between our neighborhood and town. I probably zoom past it dozens of times in a week, never giving it much notice.

 Even if I did, I probably noticed this thing. 

 That's the ramp where the front steps used to be. 
I guess, if I ever noticed it at all, 
I would have noticed it was a handicapped house. 
I might have called it that, too. 

That's not what The Practical One calls, though. She calls it The Happy House.  The other day, she showed me the reason why. You see,  she noticed  something about that house that  I had missed.

Can you see it

Pssst. It's over by the garage.

How about now? 

It's a smile... 
courtesy of a good imagination and a happy green noodle. 

Now folks, that's what you call a home with a positive attitude.

I loved it so much that I stopped Ebenezer and whipped out the shiny red Kodak,
and do you know what happened
as I snapped those pictures of the smiling house?
I found myself smiling back. 

Finding the smile was
 this week's simple pleasure.


Ann said...

How cute! I wonder if the noodle is there on purpose, or by chance?


Terra said...

The Happy House is so cute.

Nezzy said...

Awwww, I just adore the "Happy House". A home with a positive attitude. Ya just gotta love it!!!

God bless and enjoy this wonderful day sweetie!!! :O)

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

It's all about where we focus, isn't it? I'm afraid I'd have seen the ugly ramp, too. So glad your daughter was looking elsewhere ... and shared the smile with you ... so you could share it with us! Kinda cool how that works, isn't it?

Dianne said...

Hey my sweet friend, I love this post!

The last time I was in Tulsa my grandchildren showed me a house about a block away from them that also has a smile. They always want to drive by it.

And I hope you go read what I wrote back to you the last time you posted under the comments/contact section on my blog.

Barbara F. said...

Debbie, this is such a sweet post! Your daughter has a great eye to see things. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! xo

Sharon said...

Oh Debbie!

How precious! Someone might have a "handicap" in that house - but there is NOTHING wrong with their happy little soul!

What a simple testimony to the kind of attitude that we should all have. Joy can be found in everything. (I love that your daughter saw this - says a lot about her heart, too).

I'm going to try to smile more - even though my little insides might be feeling a bit "handicapped" today. Joy still rules in my heart, and I should let that find a way to my face more often!

Dayle said...

Ah ... I was thinking how much I miss my own party just yesterday (ha!), and how I'm going to continue finding and posting simple pleasures, just as you are, party or not. So good for you, girl.

Now ... about that house, that's pretty special.

Debbie said...

Amen Sharon. I tried to say that myself, but once again the fingers just wouldn't cooperate with the heart.

Chatty Crone said...

Sharon always has the best words -

A little ole handicap isn't going to rain on her parade!

Got to love her.


Kathleen said...

Must be contagious 'cause I'm smiling too!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I love it, thanks for making me smile too:@)

Debbie said...

I can't tell you how much I loved this post! It's just sooo true... there is always something to smile about. I think the happy little house is darling, and I am smiling right back too!

Marla and Steve said...

Love this post. There is happiness in almost anything if we look hard enough.

Mevely317 said...

... and I'm smiling at the picture! Catching, isn't it?! Wouldn't you love to see the indoors?

Maryann said...

Thanks for the smile... smiling right back!

Sarah (Nikki) said...

Hi glad you posted a simple pleaures...and I got to read it. I love the smiling little got a great fun imagination

Christine said...

Ah Yes, Simple Pleasures... miss posting and reading them.

Children see so much more then we adults, don't they.


Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Guess what? It's contagious!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Smiles are absolutely contagious!! I have one on my face right now!! Thank you, Debbie! blessings ~ tanna
ps thank your daughter for spotting that lovely smile! ;)

Denise said...

I'm smiling back to you! That niece of mine is pretty special, isn't she? If we could all be a bit more half full instead of half empty we'd be better off. Thanks for sharing this special simple pleasure.

Mary said...

What a lovely post. This is my first visit to your blog, so I took some time to browse through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that. You've created a truly lovely spot for your readers to visit and I really enjoyed the time I spent here. I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Crickit said...

What a fun Simple Pleasure! :)

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I like this happy house!

Kathryn Ross said...

Really cute - it does look like it is smiling!!

And, WOW1 Related to William Bradford?? I am super honored to know you! What a Godly and goodly heritage you can boast of - and how - this many generations removed from him - your family and children continue to give God the Glory for the things He has done. I'm sure Thanksgiving is very special in your household.


Scribbler said...

Very cute1 I have to admit I didn't see it till the Zoom.

renee @ Singing With Birds said...

Everything about you makes me smile ;D Thanks for getting it from your head to your hands.

xinex said...

Oh that is so cute, Debbie. I bet the people who live there have good attitudes and great sense of humor. Happy Thanksgiving!...Christine

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

That is great....and if we all would just take the time to slow down we could see how much there is to smile have passed on your happy gene to your daughter. May I enter this next week looking for smiles! Thanks for sharing

Angel said...

Seeing this happy house reminds me of why I love to visit your blog home. It's a happy place! Thank you for making me smile. You have a gift for that, you know. :)

Ron aka TheOldGeezer said...

Love it! That's the first home I've ever seen with a positive attitude :-)

Take Care and Have a Nice Day :-)

~Ron... *TOGB

The Polka Dot Closet said...

You are just incredible! It made me smile too....And shutting off the comments, won't silence me. You are a shining all of us! What an amazing writer you are!



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