Penguins Make Me Smile

When I was a kid, most other munchkins collected something. Maybe it was Barbies, or Teddy Bears, or something. I could never find that perfect thing to collect.

Sure I kept trying though. When I was like 12 or 13 I collected keys. Yep, random keys for no reason. That didn’t last long though. Although to this day I can draw a good key and when I later worked at Home Depot I could cut keys, but alas this collection was short lived.

After that I was on a kick of saving TV Guides. Back then they were smaller and I had a total love of TV so the two made sense. I did this one a little longer but soon realized where the heck was I going to put these things?  Man, if I would have kept it up, I could have landed a spot on that Hoarders TV show. How ironic. TV guide covers on a TV show. (If I have to explain the full irony, you will never get it.)   😀

I remember one day saying I liked penguins. That I thought they were so cute. In their little tux suits always ready for a night out at a nice restaurant. I loved to watch them in the little enclosures at zoos or on TV specials.  

Little did I know, that I was setting myself up for a massive Penguin invasion over the next 20 years. I have all kinds of penguins. Little small  ones all the way up to the big paper mache one my sister made (tux, top hat and cane included). I have salt & pepper shakers, Christmas ones, stuffed ones, and glass ones. They are everywhere. A few years ago I told everyone to chill out on them a little unless they were unique. So now I just get the more interesting ones. Maybe I’ll take some pictures tomorrow to share.

But the point of the post is, Penguins make me smile. There is something about their rolly polly selves that just bring an instant smile to my face. I can be in a blah mood or a good mood and the reaction will be the same. Happiness. They are cute, loveable, and fun to watch. And I bet most of you, have fallen under their spell too. You just don’t want to admit it.

So, it begs the question…. What items / things do you see that instantly makes you smile?   that you know you can always count on to brighten your smile just from seeing them?

~~~till we laugh again~~~