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70 Reasons to Smile

Updated on January 21, 2017
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Linda (Kaywood) Bilyeu is a published author. She writes from the heart; there is no other way.

Wear Your Smile Proudly

A smile a day keeps the blues away. At least in my opinion it does. We could always find a reason to smile. It's not that difficult to do. Smiling is a simple pleasure in life.

Even when you think there is nothing that could make you expose a goofy grin, I bet you can.

When is the last time you made someone smile? Do you remember how good that made you feel? It's an amazing feeling and so easy to accomplish.

When is the last time someone made you smile? I bet you never expected it, but you were grateful and remember it vividly.

Wear your smile proudly. If you walk through life with a pout, people feel sorry for you, which in turn might lead them to lack respect for you. So, go ahead and smile twenty-four hours a day. Yes, even while you are asleep.

There's more hope by dazzling others with your smile than by greeting them with a frown. No one likes a Debbie Downer.

The best smiles are the unexpected ones. The ones that you least expect, the ones that make you stop and think... what are they up to?

The power of a sunshine smile is wonderful. So smile more often and remember that happy looks good on you!

Babies Make Us Smile

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Reasons to Smile

1. Life and it's many simple pleasures.
2. The aroma of coffee or tea first thing in the morning.
3. Fall TV season and summer reruns.
4. You lost a couple of pounds instead of gaining them. Hopefully those pesky pounds won't find you again.
5. The compulsive texter getting pulled over for... texting while driving.
6. Your favorite sports team wins.
7. Listening to your favorite music loud enough to possibly damage your hearing.
8. Watching children laugh and play, and then doing as they do. Hop, skip, jump, laugh... smile.
9. Being a parent and/or grandparent and making memories.
10. Winning... anything.
11. Rays of sunshine.
12. The Walmart greeter who welcomes you and your money that you are guaranteed to spend.
13. Rain, thunder, and lightning storms.
14. Not feeling bloated.
15. The beach, feet in the sand, waves, smell of the ocean, and collecting shells.
16. Karma... you gotta love it.
17. A good belch.
18. A drama-free day.
19. Overcoming a fear.
20. Paying off a car loan and having a enough money for a full tank of gas to proudly display your paid-off car around town.
21. A wedding and the happiness that surrounds it, even if it's a shotgun wedding.
22. When someone gives you an "atta boy/girl" for a job well done.
23. Baby animals of all types.
24. Passing a yearly health physical with flying colors.
25. No new facial wrinkles for at least a week.

Cute Kids Make Us Smile

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More Reasons To Smile

26. Cable TV with its 1,000 channels.
27. The American flag and all its glory.
28. Zero balance on your credit card... is that even possible?
29. The musical chimes from the ice cream truck and rushing to greet it.
30. Giving yourself a challenge and meeting your goal.
31. Being picked up when you are down, or when you trip and fall. Ouch!
32. Birthdays, presents, decorations, balloons, candles, and getting older.
33. Making a wish on a shooting star and your wish coming true. Or just making a wish.
34. Realizing you never forgot how to ride a bike.
35. Hootin' and hollerin' at a concert until your voice is hoarse.
36. Giving or receiving a warm, loving, friendly, or caring hug.
37. Giant trampolines.
38. Making someone else smile... a stranger, family, friend, foe... we have the power with a smile.
39. Finding a bargain. Super sales. BOGO sales.
40. Hearing your ex isn't as happy as he/she says they are.
41. A letter/text/email/phone call from a blast from the past.
42. A home-cooked meal, prepared with the special, secret ingredient... love.
43. Chocolate... any kind at any time in any shape or form.
44. Social networking with all its bells and whistles.
45. A vacation... doesn't matter if it's for a night or a week.
46. Naptime... this applies to all ages.
47. Change of seasons... depending where you live. In Florida we don't have much of a change.
48. A hot shower to begin a new day.
49. Dreaming of a loved one who has passed on... I wish this happened more often for me.
50. Christmas morning... before you realize how much you overspent on gifts.

Even More Reasons To Smile

51. When you stand your ground and don't back down.
52. A radiant rainbow with ravishing ripples of color.
53. When your jeans zip up without greasing your body down.
54. Reading your favorite comic strip.
55. A bowel movement... this applies to all ages.
56. Peanut butter & jelly sandwiches.
57. Freshly laundered bedding.
58. Bubbles, bubbles, and more bubbles.
59. A brisk walk on a cool evening, inhaling fresh air.
60. Looking through old family photos or videos.
61. Your dentist telling you that you are cavity-free.
62. "Law & Order" TV marathons.
63. Family, friends, babies, grandbabies, and pets.
64. Good hair day regardless of heat, humidity, rain, or hat head.
65. Getting poked on Facebook.
66. Positive thoughts that pop into our heads when we need them the most.
67. Hearing the words "I love you!"
68. Free panty coupons from Victoria Secret!
69. Freshly baked cookies and a cold glass of milk.
70. When I'm called a princess (quote from my 6-year-old granddaughter).

Being Silly Makes Us Smile

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© 2011 Linda Bilyeu

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Smiles to you MT! :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Shyron...Excellent idea! We have plenty of smiles to share! :)

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      Shasta Matova 3 years ago from USA

      What a wonderful list! There are indeed so many reasons to smile! Voted up and shared.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Who needs a reason to smile? And, if you see someone without a smile, just give them one of yours.

      Voted up U/F/I and shared

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thank you all for adding your reasons to smile! :)

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      JPSO138 3 years ago from Cebu, Philippines, International

      Now I have plenty of reasons to smile.. Thanks to this hub. Up for this!

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      kikalina 3 years ago from Europe

      Great hub and voted up. Coffee always makes me smile :)

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      PurvisBobbi44 3 years ago from Florida

      Hi Sunshine,

      I loved this one with pictures of your babies and all the things that make me smile. Here is one of mine---I love to smell sunshine in my sheets and pillowcases. I hang them on my clothes line. See I am a Country Girl for sure.

      I voted up++++

      Have a great Sunday and kiss the babies for me.

      Bobbi Purvis

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      schoolgirlforreal 3 years ago from USA

      Love makes me smile :)

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Another reason to make us smile? You always make us laugh Linda, so thats one big smile! Lol!

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      Stephanie Marie Severson 3 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Thank you. I enjoyed this hub.

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      Suzette Walker 3 years ago from Taos, NM

      Linda: Fabulous article! I loved reading this and anything with pictures of Lily, Faith and YOU in them make me smile! You are definitely the messenger of sunshine! I have three favorite from your list - #14 which I can relate to. LOL #58 - I love bubbles and they make me smile. especially when they are in champagne. LOL And the best one of all #67, anytime someone says "I love you" I definitely smile! Great list and reading this, of course, made me smile!

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      lovedoctor926 3 years ago

      Hi Sunshine, I enjoyed reading this hub. These are all good reasons to smile. Nice photo of Lily, Faith in the pool and the last one of you being silly with faith. I love the pink sunglasses. Happy Halloween! I thought I would find a spooky hub.

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      Marvin Parke 3 years ago from Jamaica

      I love Freshly laundered bedding too.

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      DDE ~ Sueswan ~ AudreyHowitt ... Thank you for the smiles! :)

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      You made me smile today!

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      Sueswan 3 years ago

      There are so many reasons to smile. A beautiful hub to read on a grey rainy day. Passing on the smiles. :-D

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      70 Reasons to Smile awesome ways to smile and you said so well, voted up and useful

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Beingwell, LoveDoc, Careermommy...Thanks for stopping by and sharing some smiles! :)

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      These are great reasons to smile. I love thinking about the first time I became a mother and the anticipation of seeing my son everyday. I'm smiling right now thinking about it. And being around family and creating special memories also makes me smile, there are just so many reasons to. This hub is voted way...up!

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      Great hub! These are all very good reasons to smile. Now, you have me smiling. There's something about the beach, sound of the waves overlapping the shore, smell of suntan lotion and children building sand castles that just makes me smile. I guess it reminds me of my childhood summer days. Voting up and sharing.

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      beingwell 4 years ago from Bangkok

      I shared this inspiring hub. A heart beat is definitely a reason to smile! Even a strand of grey hair!

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thanks Michael! Keep on shining! :)

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      Michael John Mele 4 years ago from Seffner, Florida

      Great hub...I love the positive message...thanks for sharing. I also love the use of Uncle Kracker...because he is one of my favorite artists.

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Gsidley, a good belch is worthy of a smile...so I've been told:)

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      Dr. Gary L. Sidley 4 years ago from Lancashire, England

      Some great examples in your list. I particularly liked (and smiled at) "a good belch."

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      IntergrityYes ~ joytruthlove ~ am301986 ~ samnashy ~ CSNewYork ... Thank you all for your comments. I appreciate you stopping by and sharing a smile! :)

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      CSNewYork 5 years ago from New Jersey

      This is a really nice use of a hub. Really enjoyed this! Vote up!

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      am301986 5 years ago from New Delhi

      great hubs.....and great list. nice hub.

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      joytruthlove 5 years ago

      great hub....

      the aroma of cinnamon

      milk swirling around in hot tea

      greetings from a dog

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      Sam Graham 5 years ago from Australia

      Great hub, It made me smile, even laugh out loud. Thanks.

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      IntegrityYes 5 years ago

      I voted up. OOH! HAH-HAH!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Anjo and Urmil!

      Thank you for stopping by. Keep on shining!:)

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      Urmila 5 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

      This is so cute. Thanks for such a smiling hub.

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      Anjo Bacarisas II 5 years ago from Cagayan de Oro, Philippines

      geezzz.. so inspiring! Life is the highest level of making us smile.

      Oh! forgot something..

      #71. Reading this hub :)

      It should be "71 Reasons To Smile"

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Nyamache, I appreciate you sharing your comment. Thank you!:)

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      Joshua Nyamache 5 years ago from Kenya

      I like it when others make me smile and when I also make others smile. It feels good. We have many reasons why we should smile. This makes me to recall what is said in the book of Proverbs 17:22, "A cheerful heart is a good medicine, but a downcast spirit dries up the bones." This is the good reason why we should be cheerful and this includes smiling.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thank you for your comments! Keep on smiling!:)

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      arminaswittenburg 5 years ago

      Yes life. That will do it everytime. Good or bad. I am still here.

      Thank you for sharing.

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      Icematikx 5 years ago from United Kingdom, Staffordshire

      I agree, brilliant hub. I try to smile wherever possible!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi rannt, Thank you for adding another reason with your comment!:)

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      rannt 5 years ago from Slovenia

      There are some great reasons to smile =)

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Free and Carrie! I appreciate you both stopping by to share some smiles :)

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      Kept private 5 years ago from Northeast United States

      What a cute hub, that made me smile. It is interesting to learn what makes different people smile. The universal expression of joy just makes me smile. I have to agree baby animals make me smile, but also make me laugh cause they are so cute. Thank you for such a positive article.

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      Free2writ3 5 years ago from Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania

      Great hub...

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thank you all for your comments! Keep on spreading the infectious smile! :)

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      letswriting 5 years ago

      Smile day :)

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      Melanie Chisnall 5 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

      You are right, there really are SO MANY reasons for us to smile each and every single day. Thanks for reminding us about the simple things in life :))

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      dinkan53 5 years ago from India

      Yes a cup of hot coffee makes me smile too. A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside- Waitley, Denis. Voted up and interesting.

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      Healthy Life 5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Great hub...made me smile! I would add a hug to the list.

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      mmsu 5 years ago from Pakistan

      Great hub!!Well written!!

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      I'm afraid we may never have any reason not to smile ever again. What a nice way you brought out this Sunshine625, thank you, great article. Voted up, and useful.

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      deergha 5 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      nice hub....thanks for this one.....voted up and awesome.....sharing as well:-)

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      Lightshare 5 years ago

      Beautiful hub Sunshine. Life is just what time. Then why should we waste the time to be happy and make others happy with our smile. Thanx 4 smiling thoughts..!

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      Mahaveer Sanglikar 5 years ago from Pune, India

      Great Hub, thank you for sharing. It costs nothing to smile, but many people like to show sadness on their faces.

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      Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      OK....Fine with me! An Oldie but a Goodie! Worth another comment if you ask me.......Your daughter is so pretty.....she's got those adorable Sunshine dimples! Your whole damned family is beautiful.

      Good shot of Michele on the trampoline!!

      Up++

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      Stephanie Henkel 5 years ago from USA

      Reading a Sunshine hub makes me smile, especially when I get up early, the coffee is ready, the sun is shinning into my living room and I read a happy hub first thing on a beautiful morning! :)

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      Jools99 5 years ago from North-East UK

      I'm smiling today because GB won 6 Gold medals yesterday and the country is buzzin' - we are people from a little island filled with pride :o) so this hub fits the bill for me!

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      OrangeBlobOValor 5 years ago from California

      That baby at the end scared the bejesus out of me o.O

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      MomsTreasureChest 5 years ago

      Thanks for the reminder!

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      Mary 5 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet.

      Wonderful hub just reading it made me smile if you don't mind I would like to share this if it made me smile I know it is bound to make someone else smile as well.

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      Athena Clara 5 years ago from California

      Great to see optimism around here now-a-days! Thanks!!

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      Venugopaal 5 years ago from India

      Smiling face to me is an encouragement. Thanks for sharing.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      This hub makes me smile! lol!

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      Matthew Kirk 5 years ago from Liverpool

      Never heard that one, don't get me wrong, its a good flag as flags go, but its still just a pattern, not something I would say is glorious

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      lannm 5 years ago from Out here somewhere

      Sunshine I enjoyed your Hub a lot.... I am looking forward to reading more Hubs..

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      Becky Bruce 5 years ago from San Diego, CA

      Christmas morning... before you realize you spent too much of gifts! haha so funny. As a positive person I always think of the millions of reasons us humans have to be happy!!! Thanks for sharing so many great reasons to smile

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi umakeit...I totally agree :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Unless u are an American I wouldn't expect u to appreciate #27 Matthew. Its considered rude to insult another country's flag.

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      Matthew Kirk 5 years ago from Liverpool

      Just caught number 27: "The American flag and all it's glory." Really weird and pathetic -the whole hub.

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      umakeit 5 years ago

      Smile is the best medicine in life. Thanks for sharing.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Securityproducts3, HouseBuyerUS, Intriguewriter ... Thank you for your comments. I appreciate them :)

      Matthew Kirk, You're welcome!

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      intriguewriter 5 years ago from worldwide

      awww this is so cute! I am going to tag this article and do a list of my own reasons to smile. I think sometimes people do forget to smile and sit in misery when there are some reasons to smile every day. Thank you once again, I really really enjoyed reading your reasons to smile. wonderful.

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      Matthew Kirk 5 years ago from Liverpool

      Do another to replace it and make it your 71st?

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      HouseBuyersUS 5 years ago from Centreville, Virginia, USA

      hello Sunshine...your wonderful hub give me reason to smile...great work...up!

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      securityproducts3 5 years ago

      72nd reason. This hub.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Matthew: Done. I'm not changing the title since it's my 70th hub. Thanks for the smiles today!

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      Matthew Kirk 5 years ago from Liverpool

      Well I'll give you till tonight

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Modern Lady, thank you fir bringing on the smiles:)

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      For now Matthew you'll have to be happy with a comment shout-out since I can't edit a hub via mobile. Enjoy your shout-out:)

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      Modern Lady 5 years ago from Chicago, IL

      We could all use a few more smiles. Thanks :)

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      Matthew Kirk 5 years ago from Liverpool

      I won't be happy until its up in the body of the article and it is changed to 71 reasons to smile....

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I did. In a comment. Smile, be happy :)

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      Matthew Kirk 5 years ago from Liverpool

      Put it up?

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      #71 Matthew Kirk's comments. They make me smile! :)

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      Matthew Kirk 5 years ago from Liverpool

      I was doing better before I inexplicably got this in my feed.

      "Free panty coupons…” made me particularly sick

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Matthew, I hope you are doing well. You don't seem like you are. I'm sending you some sunshine smiles to help brighten your day!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hello Rajan, Thank you my friend. Feel free to share some of those cookies!:)

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      Matthew Kirk 5 years ago from Liverpool

      Another strange and pointless hub drowned in a sea of the trademark, undeserved hubpages euphoric praise.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Linda, you hub had me smiling all the way. I love when there is SUNSHINE on my hubs. Also, the smell of freshly baked cookies is heavenly.

      Relate to most of your reasons.

      Votes up and beautiful.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Oh yum M&Ms!! I'm smiling with you Christy! Thanks for stopping by and sharing a smile:)

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      If chocolate makes you smile then right now I have a huge smile on my face :) (shoves M&Ms to side of desk...). Great hub and so positive. Gotta like that. I do... so I am sharing!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Mary and Debbie, I thank you two wonderful women for your kind words, bday greeting and smiles :))

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      what a fun hub... smile and laughter the best medicine.. whether you give or receive.. Happy BIRTHDAY LINDA!!

      debbie

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      List after list, laugh after laugh, Sunshine always makes me smile!

      You mean everybody smiles when they take sheets off the line and put them on their bed...then get into bed to the smell of fresh air?

      As always voted up, funny, and interesting.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thank you KK!

      Thank you Nell for the birthday wishes! I'll save you some cake!:)

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Just had to come back and read again, brilliant! Happy Birthday!

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      kk01011991 5 years ago

      Nice Work Maam

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thank you prospect for your nice comment and for agreeing there are always reasons to smile!:)

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      Bradrick H. 5 years ago from Texas

      Well done hub. I agree with many of the things you mentioned. There is nothing like a good laugh or smile unexpectedly, and like you mentioned there are always reasons to smile, even when things look dark. Voted up, and congratulations on reaching your 70th hub.