This week was full of smiles! The bestie got me my very first “Merry Unbirthday” card! We celebrate our unbirthdays every month, but this is a new step in our tradition. Her gift happened to fall on a day I needed a little extra help smiling, and it did the trick. Having a great friend who knows exactly what you need and when you need it: smile #1. An UnBday card, (a big) smile #2. Knowing our next girl date is to a wine bar to celebrate our unbirthdays = perfect!
The very same day someone special surprised me with a “thank you” gift for a photo shoot I had the pleasure of modeling for recently. In said gift, there was an Audrey Hepburn notebook (I have a notepad hoarding problem and an Audrey obsession, so it was perfect), a few Muppets movies (another addiction)…and a gift card to my most favorite restaurant- Olive Garden. Best. Gifts. EVER! Let’s just count that as an additional 10 smiles. Ironically, the cherry on top was getting a glimpse of the proofs and finding a moment of true happiness they captured. I haven’t seen myself grin that genuinely in a while. The picture now is something I plan to keep handy when I need to remember true happiness. Often times it’s found in the simplest moments. Thank you Eric & Jay -XO, Stephanie
The baby brother arrived this week via Southwest airlines, while the US Postal service delivered my “naughty” novels! Hellloooo Fifty Shades of Grey box set! Even ESPN apparently was out to please me, as they finally put something on the cover that caught my attention and made me open the magazine! Evidently, nearly naked dude is a football player? I would have never noticed him in those spandex pants. I think this outfit is much more appealing, and would like to petition the NFL for these new uniforms so that women can actually enjoy watching the sport instead of just pretending to. Smiles = 23 bajillion.
And now it’s Friday and the weekend is moments away. Matthew’s 18th birthday is tomorrow, and we are celebrating at the most magical place on earth, Disney World! I even get Monday off to spend a little extra time with the brother and father while they are in town. It just keeps getting better (heelllloooo winning lotto ticket, this is your moment…)!
Happy Friday and here’s to counting your smiles,