1. A People’s Choir
A People’s Choir is a monthly group sing-a-long hosted by The Delicious, an artist collective based in Portland, Oregon. I had the joy of participating in their Valentine’s session while visiting my sister in the Northwest. Who could stop themselves from smiling while belting out “You Can’t Hurry Love” with twenty other people?
2. My lizard
I got a leopard gecko this year and I’ve quickly become one of those people who likes to talk about her pet even though it probably doesn’t interest most people. He’s difficult to get quality pictures of and even if I could, it wouldn’t capture one of his best features: sticky gecko feet!
3. Running to “Shake It Out” by Florence + the Machine
You can’t top the lyrics, “And it’s hard to dance with the devil on your back, so shake him off” for a break-up song, but beyond that, I love the feeling of these beats with my feet hitting concrete.
4. Seasons changing
Whether it was the appearance of glimmering lightning bugs in summer, a painter’s palette splashed across the mountains in autumn, or the more recent snow-sprinkled arrival of winter, Perry County has been a wonderful place to watch Mother Nature do her thing.
5. Positive reminders
So what about you? What made you smile in 2012?