My “regular” blog posts appear each Tuesday. I’m going to try something new at the end of each week, an additional post with things that made me smile, or made me happy, or about which I am grateful.

I know it will be good for me because it’s a proven happiness strategy to list these kinds of things. Maybe you’ll enjoy reading my Friday happiness posts, but what will make it great for you is if you do the same thing.

If you want to do it privately, of course that’s fine. But, I hope you choose to do it publicly, posting in the comments here, or on the Six Simple Rules Facebook page.

Here are some of the things that made me smile this week:

Totally cool bike ride I took with my son from Fort Lee, NJ, to East 70th street in Manhattan. I’ve ridden to NYC many times, but this was the first time I rode to the east side, and it was extra special spending time with Jeremy.

Florence + The Machine concert at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT. I mention the location because it resulted in funny moments during the show. Someone should have told Florence that most of the attendees didn’t relate to being in/from Uncasville and that it would have been better to say “Connecticut,” for example, instead of, “How are you doing tonight, Uncasville?”

Challenger baseball. The third week this season playing baseball with these amazing kids with special needs. The weather wasn’t great the first two weeks, so the turnout was low (about eight kids and an equal number of coaches.) With gorgeous weather Saturday, we had a huge turnout, more than doubling our numbers.

Home run in softball. Softball always makes me smile. A great hit makes the smile a bit bigger.

Mother’s Day, highlighted by the presentation of a scrapbook with entries about what we love about my mother-in-law, along with favorite memories. A great idea conceived and wonderfully executed by my sister-in-law.

The Winston Prep school choir performing at the school’s fundraiser dinner. Typically functioning kids can bring me to tears, so you can imagine that along with smiles, these awesome kids with special needs caused me to shed a few tears of joy.

Meeting David Singer. I went to an event and when I checked in they told me I was one of two David Singers at the event. I made it a point to find the other David Singer. I told him that despite the commonness of the names “David” and “Singer” that he was only the second David Singer that I had ever met, the first being in summer camp 35 years ago. He asked what camp, I said, “Cejwin,” and he said, “That’s me!”

Your turn. What are some of the things that made you smile this week? Please join the conversation with your comments here, or on the Six Simple Rules Facebook page.