Weekly Smile 81 #weeklysmile

Hello everyone! Hope you’re all fine. I have been busy this week, work, meeting fiends, eating out, cycling everywhere, ringing up my mother and so on. That’s my first smile – being busy! Positive stress I call it. It’s better like that than being bored. Sharing with you some of the food we’ve had.

My brother has been operated this morning on his right shoulder. My mother and his family were with him at the hospital. I hope for his full recovery soon.

I have just finished filling a big “balikbayan box” for my mother and other relatives in the Philippines. They will get it here by Friday and will be shipped to the Philippines. My mother will receive it in two months. It’s full of “goodies” – 2 and 3 liters of red and white wine, coffee, tea, oatmeal, chocolates, sweets, cans of sausages, corned beef, old clothes, etc.

On Saturday, I’m going to a “wellness” holiday with my friend in Bad Füssing thermal baths. We’ll stay the night and be back on Sunday afternoon. It’s my birthday present to my friend and I’m sure we’ll have a great time swimming, talking, being pampered, etc.

So, what made you smile this week?

For: Weekly Smile 81 #weeklysmile, #ThreeThingsThursday – What made me smile this week…, TToT – 7/21/17

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  1. I hope your brother’s recovery and physical therapy afterwards goes well.
    Your mother surely will be delighted with the box of goodies you are sending her.
    A wellness holiday sounds wonderful. How nice you will be able to enjoy this with your friend.

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  2. I agree with you that to be busy doing things you enjoy is a very positive thing, even if you get tired, it is a good kind of tired! You have been doing fun things, and the food you pictured looked delicious! I am glad that your brother has now had his shoulder operation and I hope that the healing process goes very well for him. I’m sure he is relieved to have it over and done with.

    II learned something new here today… I had to Google “balikbayan box” to learn about it, and I think it is a wonderful custom. I can imagine how eager your family is at home to receive such boxes. I remember when we lived in Germany how we anticipated the Christmas boxes my family would send to us from the United States, it made us feel closer to them. I can imagine fun you have deciding just what to include in the box.

    Your overnight wellness stay is an awesome gift to share with a friend, you will have a great time and make fun memories together, and both of you will come home feeling reenergized. I love gifts that are an activity rather than just a material object, they have much more meaning! Have a wonderful week ahead, LadyLee!

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  3. I like the term, ‘positive stress’. We all make the automatic associate of increasing pressure, elevated strain. However, adding the modifier ‘positive’ reminds us that (almost) all effort involves exertion and strain, i.e. to overcome obstacles, to reach new heights. So, very cool way to look at it.
    Sounds like a fun weekend for you and your friend.

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  4. It’s sound like you’ve had a lovely week! Except for your brother’s operation. Hopefully, he recovers quickly!
    How sweet of you to send the care packages. I work with a woman who also sends “care” packages to her family in the Philipines.
    Enjoy your wellness holiday and keep on smiling 🙂

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