Reasons to Smile.

1. April flowers. 

2. Feeding my grandma some messy, cheesy, and vegan lasagna this Easter weekend and her loving it.

  My lasagna.

My grandma after eating eat my lasagna.

3. Traveling with my mom from her Delaware home all the way to Maryland just to visit their Whole Foods, then proceeding to stay there for two hours, and spending a pretty penny on a ton of delicious vegan food.

4. Meeting Chef Gretchen from my Mom's first Meat-Out and dining at her beautiful Rehoboth Beach restaurant, Hobos. Check out some of the food!

So yummy...

So delicious...
 I know you want to eat the pictures...

My mom and her friend Keith agree - this food is good! 

5. Plate+Simple, a new vegan blog by a very awesome lady and KMIV follower named Hilary. Check it out guys and gals!

6. My grandma making the same (vegan) salad on Easter that she's made for years and years.

7. Missionary Chocolates, an adorable vegan chocolate company with a great story. After visiting their website, check out the blog!

8. The fact that it's visiting season for the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary. Get in your cars (or buses or zipcars) people, and go visit those cute and cuddly rescued farm animals!

9. Receiving so many inspiring thank-you notes in my email inbox from readers of the blog. Thank you for continuing to show me not only the reasons to keep smiling, but also the reasons to keep working to make this blog better. You rock!

10. Rini (Steve and my first rescue kitty).

11. Vicki (our second).

12. Guster (our third).

 13. Elie Wiesel and his beautiful words:

"There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest."

I second that, Elie!

What are your reasons to smile today?


Natalie Would said…
I'm smiling because:
1) I'm a student so I haven't been home much, but this weekend I get to see my rescued puppy! :)

2) VegNews Lemon Tart recipes!
Lindsay said…
Love it Natalie! :)
Rachel said…
My littles asked at our family's Easter dinner- "Is it vegan?" to just about everything! :)

Also, today I smile thanks to my honey, littles and puppy- a doxie named Obi-Wan Kenobi! :)
Nathalie H. said…
Just love the Elie Wiesel quote!
Keep up the good work!
kennette said…
1) A good quote from Kung Fu Panda :-) "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift...that's why it's called the 'present'"

2) My friend Lindsay who inspires so many people on a daily basis

3) Beautiful sunny weather in the Bay Area
CurlyLocks said…
I'm smiling because of your delightful "Reasons to Smile!" Loved the pictures! Great pictures of your mom and Keith, your grandmother, your cats...the flowers, food, and other animals...
made me feel good!

Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor, speaker, and author, is an extremely wise man.
I'm soooooo happy to find this community... it makes me smile :)
Plate+Simple said…
What a great list! I should do one of these on P+S!

Oh how I adore the Woodstock FAS. If I didn't live all the way across the continent in Vancouver, I would be visiting and cuddling those sweet lil farm animals right now! So instead, I just ordered a whole bunch of t-shirts from them. Yay!

Thank you again for mentioning Plate+Simple on your post today. I am honoured beyond words.

GodsDreamsForMe said…
Coming by to show some love and say...I really do want to eat those pics...yuuuuuumy. So thankful to have supportive people surrounding me. God Bless.
GodsDreamsForMe said…'re so sweet and so right. this community is such a blessing.
Lindsay said…
Ladies - thank you for sharing what makes you smile. You have all made me smile today!! :)
Myra Wolf said…
I smile at hearing the birds sing at my window at 3:00am. My dogs snuzzles when they see my eyes open. My kitties purrs and good morning phone calls. I smile at what I read from everyone. Good food makes me smile, good plans of things to come, everyone's happiness and the dream of even happier tomorrows. The love of people and animals tops just about everything though. Love does it. :)
veganincognito said…
There's a conservatory near my house and it's my favorite part of every spring! I always make it a tradition to go.
Claryn said…
Aww, I love that your grandma ate and loved your lasagna. That's awesome! Thanks for the positive post :)
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