I have been thinking of how to get a photo of each smile. Firstly, I seem to forget my camera a lot. Secondly, I do not know if I will always be present to witness the smile that is from Patrick. So, conundrum.
Right, picture the scene...
It was a Monday morning and it was bucketing rain in Enniskillen. If you have ever lived in County Fermanagh, this is not an unusual event. I had been walking around with the children thinking about all the things I could possibility do to put a smile on someone's face - it is harder than you think. I went into a card shop and bought some stuff (for lack of a better word) to give to the recipient of Patrick's Smile. I wanted them to have something that said what the good deed was for.
So, it was bucketing rain and I was sat in my car writing a card to give to the person who was going to receive Patrick's 3rd Smile. I paid for five hours of parking and only needed one so I had four hours to give to someone.
There was a lady at the machine who had been there for a while. I thought I was too late, but she seemed to be having some trouble. I decided to take the plunge, run over, and give her my ticket and note about Patrick.
The note read: 'Hello. You are the recipient of Patrick's 3rd Smile. Enjoy. I have just done something to make you smile. From Patrick's Mummy'. #21SmilesforPatrick (I love a hashtag).
I am super glad I did it, but it was actually really embarrassing. I will get over my reluctance to do this and hopefully be more confident in 'giving out smiles'.
Three days down; three smiles given!