When I sat down to start my work I knew this would be a long day, both because I usually work later on Thursdays and because I had an annoying computer issue yesterday that wasted time. Also, it was a dark morning and got even darker when some rain blew in, whipping the new leaves on the trees all around.

Then it occurred to me that a window with a nice view of trees next to my desk was something to appreciate, even on a rainy spring morning; after all, a lot of people nowadays work in cubicles far away from outdoor views. So I decided to post a cartoon of a smiling tree for Nurturing Thursday.

Cartoon tree with a smiling face in the leaves. 

Okay, this is a totally goofy picture, but I have to admit it cheered me up. And yay, the sun came out just now and the birds are chirping, too. It’s all good!

Nurturing Thursday was started by Becca Givens and seeks to “give this planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy.” Visit her site to find more Nurturing Thursday posts and a list of frequent contributors.


  1. I don’t know if trees can smile but it’s a nice idea.
    After a rainfall, seeing the sun come out can be joyful.
    Isadora ??

    • Yes, when the sun comes out it just feels warmer and more pleasant, even indoors where the temperature doesn’t really change!

  2. Hi Meg, yes, you should be grateful to have outdoor view with trees. It’s a wonderful way to low the stress, and for sure trees can smile!

  3. Trees are beautiful in every season but with leaves they even smile 🙂 There is a garden and an old cemetery near to my office. I like to go and see the changes in trees.

  4. This made me smile too! I believe they do …
    Thank you for sharing with Nurturing Thursday! 🙂

  5. Goofy is always good. It encourages smiling. Smiles make everything sunny. All good. hugs…

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