Because I Love you


My dear blogger friend Julia from My Red Page has nominated me to join the Free Style Writing Challenge. The theme is What does make me smile. Bear with me and my typos. Here is my answer:

My husband always asks me to smile.I show the to him the phtos frm when I was a serious baby, child, teenager, etc., so that he understands that I have never been a smiley person.

Nothing wrong with me. I smile though.

Some people don’t need to open their moyths to smile. The teeth are always tere to bee seen. I am not like that. But when I do smile, I mean it.

But what does make me smile? When do I have a smile on my face?

Kids make me smile. Elderly people too. Two phases of life when one smiles spontaneously, without boundaries, not worrying about other’s opinions.

Teenagers sharing their ‘dramas’ make me smile. They remind me of my similar stories. We repeat ourselves.

Watching nature makes me smile. Sunrise and sunsets are my favorites. I cannot but bow my head in respect to so much beauty.

Riding a bike, feeling the sun and the wind touching my skin and appreciating the views along the way, make me smile too.

If anyne smiles at me…there will be recirpcity.

So have I proved to you that I am able to smile?

I do it mstly when I am happy and see happiness around me.

But there is something that is great to see. Aren’t youngsters in love a very beautiful and awe inspiring sight?

Even I can always smile when I see it.



The Free Style Writing Challenge Rules:

1. Set a stop watch or your mobile to 5 minutes or 10 minutes whichever challenge you think you can beat.
2. Your topic is at the foot of this post BUT DO NOT SCROLL DOWN TO SEE IT UNTIL YOU ARE READY WITH A TIMER.
3. Fill the word doc with as many words as you want. Once you began writing do not stop even to turn.
4. Do not cheat by going back and correcting spellings and grammar with spell check in MS WORD (it is only meant for you to reflect on your own control of sensible thought flow and for you to reflect on your ability to write the right spelling and stick to grammar rules)
5. You may or may not pay attention to punctuation and capitals. However, if you do, it would be best.
6. At the end of your post write down ‘Word count =_____’ so that we would have an idea of how much you can write within the time frame.
7. Do not forget to copy paste the entire passage on your blog post with a new Topic for your nominees and copy paste these rules with your nominations (at least 5 bloggers).


My nominations go to:

Debbie, Estelea, Lia, Terri, Schuttzie, Una Vista de San Fermo, Jill 

The theme is: Dreaming


I am also posting for the Photo101 Rehab, the event for everyone who loves photography (hobbyists, amateurs, pro-shooters, or just curious , anyone is welcome), and wants to join a community of like-minded people, who are also fun to connect with.

Want to know how to join? Check below.

Here is what ‘The Clinic Photo Rehab is:

This blog hosted ‘The Photo101 Rehab Clinic’ from 04 to 31 December 2014 and featured over 170 photos made by Photobloggers Andy Townend, Mara Eastern, Cardinal Guzman, DesleyJane, Justine, Amy, Teresa, Albert, Terri, Giving Thought, Ellen, Nalinki, Mariangeles, DwayCrafts, Lucy, Terri, Bampa’s Views, PeaceCrafting, Dreaming of Leaving and Project Easier.

As former patients informed me that the withdrawal symptoms remained active, and new patients recognized the same symptoms, The Clinic – Photo Rehab  reopened its doors.

You can do a self-examination. If you detect any of the following symptoms, as carefully described by Albert from the blog Passionately Curious, come and join us: “Withdrawal symptoms may include the incessant need to carry your camera everywhere with you, the need to wake up in the wee hours to take photos during the golden hour, and checking up on others you met during the course to see what their newfound knowledge has brought fruit to.”

How to join:

Time: The Clinic is open 24 x 7 until the healing process ends.

Camera: You can use any camera, from DSLR, mirrorless, compact, to smartphones.

Theme: Bring your creativity and photograph a theme of your liking in B&W or Color. With or without edition. We like learning techniques as well, if you want to share it with everyone.

Who can join: Anyone can join; and not only former Photo 101 bloggers. All you need is passion. Passion to speak up through images – or words, if you may want to add your thoughts to it as well – showing what you see and how much that is important to you.

Thanks for joining and enjoy it.

The Clinic – Photo Rehab 

 Here is the link to  add your photos. Knock the wall… and click on the image below:

Even if you don’t want to join in, click above and appreciate the beautiful photos of the former and current participants. Go and check their wonderful blogs as well:


AngelineM’s blog

Angle and Views

Andy Townend 


Artistic License of Life 

Atelier Azure

Bad Fish Out of Water

Belgian Streets


Deb’s World



Giving Thought Giving Sight 

Jill’s Scene

Lisa Dorenfest

Mara Eastern 

Musings from a Frequent Flying Scientist

My Story by Teresa

My First DSLR Camera


Oosterman Treats Blog


Perspectives on

Restart Urgently Needed

Snapshots Snippets and Scribbles 

Silver Threading 

The Light Inside Us.


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Sharing sights & insights captured with diverse angles. Ex-corporate, now my own boss. Cycling, hiking, cooking, reading, yoga, writing and photography, are no longer only hobbies listed on my resume. It's what I do when I want.

30 thoughts on “Because I Love you

  1. Inspiring post Lucile, typo or not (lol). Its good to always appreciate the little things and big things. You smile in your heart and I believe that’s the truest way to smile.
    It seems to I’m gonna sign up for your Photo 101 Rehab *wink* my love for b&w just seems to grow in leaps and bounds. See you during the week. Cheers.


    1. Thank you so much for your considerate comment Ruby. I’m humbled by that.
      And wow, I’m so happy you’re joining the Photo Rehab! That’s the best news of the day! Thank you so much!
      Looking forward to seeing your stunning photos!

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      1. Glad to add to you day. I’m so eager as well. When i read the symptoms, oh it described me right now.
        Always looking for the angle at the cost of looking crazy for the perfect shot.


  2. Dearest Lucile,
    S= smart
    M= marvelous
    I = ingenious
    L= loving
    E= engaging

    This is how I see you when you smile!

    I thank you for your nomination for this fun challenge but I’ve just posted about it… Thank you though for thinking of me!


  3. Those are lovely things that made you smile and made me smile too reading it, so thank you. This is simply an adorable photograph, i dont know how you catch them without them noticing x


    1. Thanks much my dear Justine. From the boat is very easy to make photos because they are higher up and don’t necessarily look at the boats passing by. The ones who notice, are the ones waving and smiling…

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          1. Well…it is one of the most insightful (short) sentences I ever read. I knew I loved it when I read it, knew I’d want to quote it some time, but didn’t realize it would be in my very next post!! So I must thank you, and I’m the one humbled.


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