More Smiles & a Giveaway!

Last week I shared some things that make me smile. I wanted to share a few more, especially after I saw so many wonderful comments about what make all of you smile.

Nature makes me smile. I love it when I’m surrounded by nothing but the sounds of nature.  Birds, crickets, chirping squirrels, the wind blowing through the trees.








Sunsets always make me smile, but especially sunsets on the beach.








My hubby’s always doing crazy things to make me smile.  Just last week we took my granddaughter to see the movie Captain Underpants.  When we got home, hubby went into the bedroom and came out wearing his underwear on the outside of his pants and told her, “I’m the real Captain Underpants.”  My granddaughter and I laughed so hard we almost cried.  I love that he’s willing do anything to make someone laugh.






And of course, my friends.








Again, I want to ask you what makes you smile?  One person who leaves a post will win a bag of C.C. Hunter swag, promotional items, i.e. bookmarks, pens, stress balls and such. (Sorry, but this giveaway is for US residents only. And if you’re reading this on Goodreads, you need to leave your comment on my actual blog.)


The winner of last week’s giveaway is Ashley Hitchcock.  Congratulations, Ashley, you’ve won a bag of CC Hunter swag. Please email me at and give me your mailing address.


16 thoughts on “More Smiles & a Giveaway!

  1. What else makes me smiles is traveling, I love traveling so much. I have been traveling since I was 2 years old to go to greece, for my uncles wedding. Then I have been to many places, for example Cuba, Serbia, Florida,California and other places. I love exploring new places and learning about new culture.

  2. I work at a convenient store. We always lock one side of the double doors an hour before we close. Customers always run into the locked door with such confidence that it will open. That tends to make me smile.

  3. My Son constantly learning and laughing makes me smile. My border collie Tank, always putting his head on my lap hoping I’ll throw the ball just one more time. My black kitty Squirt who constantly follows my son around. The memory of my Grandpa reciting poetry that I now recite to my son. My horses soft muzzle tickling my shoulder as if saying he loves me too. So much of my love and passion for my family and animals makes me smile day to day. I have so much to be thankful for.

  4. What makes me smile is when I am reading a good book. Whenever there are cute scenes between the character and the love interest, like kylie and Lucas, I end up smiling. I especially smile when there is a funny character in the book. I also smile with my family. We are always making either funny or bad jokes and we laugh until our stomachs hurt. My mom is the best at the bad jokes and they are just so you have to laugh.

  5. I love to knit items for people year long and give them as gifts for being amazing friends! They are so appreciative and that makes me smile. Helping people find new authors at my work (a library) and come back gushing about them also makes me smile! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  6. Four things to make me smile…

    1. Friends make me smile. They make me smile as we do something utterly stupid together, or utterly brilliant. They make me smile when we’re in the dark, speaking of our hopes and dreams, our aspirations. They make me smile when I give them that knowing look and they give it back. They make me smile by being them.

    2. A good book will always make me smile (or throw it across the room, depends on the situation and book.) I smile as I journey through a world I may or may never have heard of. A world that I may have visited a million times over, or am visiting for the first time ever. A world that takes me from the one I am in right now. I love journeying through the genres and experiencing something new every time! That makes me smile.

    3. Daisies make me smile. As odd as this may sound, daisies always make me smile. Daisies signify many things; love, youth, purity, innocence, ect ect. Things we may yearn for, or things we have, or things we wish we still had. Either way, daisies are my favorite flowers, and they make me smile.

    4. Art. It doesn’t matter what kind of art, whether its yarn art, traditional art, digital art, sculpting, music, the list goes on, it doesn’t matter! It all makes me smile. Its one person, an individual, showing their heart and soul in whatever art or craft they choose, and its beautiful!

    So, those were some things that make me smile. Have a wonderful day!

  7. My friends always make me smile. No matter what kind of mood I’m in, my friends cheer me up. Especially my friend Josh. He loves to give people crazy nicknames. So, when I hear him scream Casey-maw, I can’t help but smile and laugh.

  8. Seeing people do something nice for a stranger makes me smile… And when I do, and the person looks genuinely happy, it makes me happy, too.

  9. Lots of things make me smile, I get comments on how much I smile. I love making others smile, it seems like I have a contagious laugh and smile. So when I start laughing and smiling the person next me usually does too. Nature makes me smile I feel so much peace with nature. I love how green forests can be and how the look when the sun trickles between branches. My friends and family make me smile. My sister my cousin and i are all best friends. They always make me smile. My pets and animals in general always pull my heart strings. They are such sweet innocent creatures that can do the silliest and sweetest things.

  10. My family makes me smile. I love my animals and they always make me smile. They are very entertaining. My coworkers make me smile. And some of the HON characters make me smile especially Aphrodite and Kramisha.

  11. My job makes me smile. I counsel children and adolescents along with a few adults, and whenever I can help them make a breakthrough or new discovery it gives me a lot of happiness. Watching someone heal is pretty amazing! It can be rough too, but I like to focus on the successes.

  12. My Cousin and my dog make me smile. He says the craziest things sometimes. I just love him. And my dog does the craziest things. LOL

  13. The things I’ve found that always make me smile is through writing stories, playing piano, singing, and reading books. The book I’ve found that has made me smile the most, is ‘Shadow Falls: Awake at Dawn.’ The characters and everything are so relatable, it makes me feel at home. And that makes me smile. I just wish there was a real ‘Shadow Falls’ camp, because that would be awesome! Also, spending time with my Mom and Shih Tzu makes me smile, especially when I sit down and read a book to them. Cat videos also make me smile, because I absolutely love cats. So when Socks finally came into the story in ‘Shadow Falls: Born at Midnight,’ that made me especially happy.

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