My little red tether is my anchor in running with my friends. A beautiful guide dog has been my tether/anchor in mobility and independence for 17 years: 1. Pantera 2. Cricket, and now my beautiful 3. Georgina (Georgie). A life of family and friends is my joy and anchor in life.

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. CC Scott

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Smile

Treat in Lubeck, Germany.   I asked for the butterfly sugar cookie.  She had no idea what i was talking about - Steve pointed to it and she said oh cake!  I asked for Diet Coke ... what?  Coca Cola light, yes!   
Wouldn't this be a fun porch to sit out on and enjoy :).  Cute little town in Sweden.
Steve inside Basil Church in Moscow.  I love when we can aim the camera and I can get a picture of him actually in the picture.  (I'm not the best photographer :).
Our first stop in Moscow was at a grocery store/mall.  I thought it was a little confusing grocery shopping at home in a new store.  This was a fun, memorable experience with bottled water being top priority.

The book I listened to for the trip - Flourish, Martin Seligman.  Fascinating.  Among the discussion the research benefits of Smiling:  makes you feel better, reduces blood pressure, boosts the immune system, and invites others into your life.

(I am trying to do a search in the book with my ipad for the specific research details ... not working.  Time for another lesson on how to use my ipad :)!


4 comments:

wendy said...

Fun seeing this trip with you.

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

I love the photos. The book sounds really interesting. I'm going to look that one up.

Lacey said...

I need to remember to smile more often....I have actually used it a few times on my Kendyll. She has quite a temper, so I will be talking to her and have found that if I look at her and smile, she just can't help but smile back! No matter how angry she is. Its quite comical how well it works :)
Love all the fun pictures of your trip!

Lydia Criss Mays said...

Oh, these pictures made me smile. What a wonderful peek into your exciting trip. The "cake" is beautiful!! Yum!

I love the idea of the book about smiling. I try to weave smiling into just about everything, so it seems like this book would really resonate with a See Beautiful mentality. I'll add it to my goodreads wish-list now. ;)