I think I need a smiley face intervention.
I mean….I knew I used them a lot.
I just can’t help it…..I think the world needs a good smiley face for emphasis every now and then.
Maybe I like them so much because I am a smiley person.
Not just a little smiley.
Really, really smiley.
But even a really smiley person can over do it with a plethora of these.
The other day…..in a Facebook thread….I counted 23 smiley faces.
And that was after I held myself back.
I looked at the messages and there they all were….. grinning at me from cyberspace. It was like…..enough already.
Is every sentence truly worthy of a smiley?
In blog land we live in the world of the written word. We write words in e-mail and Facebook and Twitter and on our blogs. And the challenge is……that it is so easy for the written word to be misunderstood.
Especially when that is all you have.
It’s so easy to read emotions into words….that sometimes aren’t even there.
It might seem like the writer is happy.
Or sarcastic or frustrated or overwhelmed or overjoyed.
But how do you really know?
That’s why the smiley face is so perfect.
It completely removes all doubt.
When you see a smiley face you don’t have to wonder or guess or pontificate…..you just know…..
….that the writer is smiley
But lately it seems like there has been a little too much of a good thing.
So before I embark on a self-imposed smiley face reduction….can you just indulge a few more for the road ?
I’m glad it’s Christmas time.
I’m glad you’re here.
I’m glad I am up to my ears in white Christmas trees with glitter ornaments and stars and reindeer and snowflakes and seventeen turtledoves and a partridge in a pear tree
But most of all…..my smiley faces and I are so glad…..
….that we are having a get-to-know-you holiday party for the 27 other emoticons
PS The sweet Christmas Tree pillow was made by my youngest sister Whitney…..she is as cute and wonderful as her pillows
Check them out in her shop.
PPS Want a few more smiles and Christmas cheer? Click on each of the pictures for great Christmas tree ideas.
PPS And wait…..we’re not done yet!
Here’s a little more Christmas inspiration from my friend Tracie over at Cleverly Inspired!