Keep Smiling


Even though I don’t always feel like it, I try to smile at as many people as I can throughout the course of my day.

Earlier today I smiled at a young boy on the train and the one he returned melted my heart. It’s such a simple thing to do and better still, it costs nothing.

This is not my idea, I remember being told once that interactions, no matter how big or small can oftentimes have an impact on the lives of others. If you were going to make an impression on someone would you not prefer it be a good one.

People’s outward appearance does not always give an indication to the feelings within. I’m conscious that some could look at me and think what’s that idiot grinning about, but for others, when they perhaps don’t have much to smile about, it could be a much needed boost to their day, it might even change thier day.

Phyllis Diller (quote above) wasn’t far wrong when she said “A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.”


It’s always good to start with a welcome, or at least a greeting of some sort.

I am probably just one of many new blogs you have seen appear since the celebrations heralded the start of the new year. It is not however my first, and it may not be my last, we shall just have to wait and see.

People write for all sorts of reasons. Some make money from it, others write to amuse or inspire and there are those who can effortlessly weave tales that literally transport us to other worlds.

Being rather boring and unexciting, I write because I find it therapeutic. Of course somewhere along the way I would also like to amuse or inspire, but first and foremost it’s about me trying to make my top box a little less wonky.

There’s been a lot to process lately. You know how it is, one things leads to another and then everything spirals and before you know it you’re unable to keep up. I seem to have bounced from one thing to the next, without there being enough time in between to make sense of everything.

I’m doing ok though, I’m keeping on keeping on. Putting one foot in front of the other walking to, away from and around things. Whatever it takes to get by. At the end of the day that’s all we can do sometimes.

…welcome to my Wonky Top Box.