The best way I know to make you smile.

I’m not a smiley person. (Shocker.) I grin a lot. And I laugh all the time, but I’ve got one of those resting serious faces. Of course I am quite capable of soft, sweet, gentle smiles, but those are reserved for close family and friends.

Also, I don’t take a lot of photographs of happy-smiley subjects. (Outside of family snapshots.) When I’ve got the camera, I’m usually going for atmospheric, or evocative, or — yeah — creepy.

For both these reasons, this week’s photo challenge stumped me for a long while. Tonight, though, when I went back and re-read the prompt, and I got an idea.

The prompt says,

This week, show us a smile (yours or someone else’s), make us smile, or both.

“… make us smile …” That I might be able to do.

For years now, I’ve been gathering up “paranormal” themed memes / funnies / comics, and curating a collection of them at (Which you may remember from the LOL Cats mania in days past.) If you’re looking for a grin, a snicker, a chortle, or a snort, you might find something to please you at my gallery.

Pop over to to see my collection.

Of course, I didn’t take any of the photographs used to make those memes, (except one) nor did I make the memes themselves (except that same one.)

So, if I left it at that, I would be kind of cheating the challenge, wouldn’t it?

Alrighty, then, I’ll share a photograph I took a few years back, when I was training our older dog. Every time I see the picture, it makes me smile.

That’s the best I can do 😀



Here are some of my favorite SMILE responses from others:

(I’ll add more as I have time to browse, so feel free to check back.)

smiling lizarda sketchtears of joycrushedcarousel horsea horror haikuBare Bones Landscaping Co.killdeer (I love a blog that teaches me something)hey! a cat meme 🙂 plus real live onesBuddha smile – A wide green smile leeks an odd toothy grin

click her for more on the Weekly Photo Challenge


Fair warning: I’m returning to regular blogging after a long hiatus. I haven’t quite got the hang of it yet. My posting schedule is off, and things might be a little messy if you wander around long enough. 


4 Comments on “The best way I know to make you smile.”

  1. zipcoffelt says:

    Had to laugh at the Tuesdays are okay pic. My grand daughter adores Wednesday.

  2. […] Renae Rude The best way I know to make you smile. […]

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