A Day Full Of Smiles




134 Responses to “A Day Full Of Smiles”

  1. 1 desertflower
    December 25, 2016 at 10:40 am

    Adding this to the mix:) Made my day

  2. 4 GGAIL
    December 25, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Merry Christmas, Happy Hunakkuah & Happy Kwanza to every one ๐Ÿ’•

  3. 5 FoxfireTX
    December 25, 2016 at 10:50 am

    Reposting from the last thread because I my timing always is perfect:-)

    Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and/or blessings for any holiday you celebrate. I am grateful for this community, and hope we can continue to lift each other up.

    Regardless of your religion, this rendition of Hallelujah by a 10 year old Irish girl with autism will lift your heart. Enjoy!


  4. 7 Nerdy Wonka
    December 25, 2016 at 11:15 am

  5. 8 whenpamelawandered
    December 25, 2016 at 11:19 am

    {{{{{ โค PBO โค MO โค TOD โค }}}}}

  6. 9 Nerdy Wonka
    December 25, 2016 at 11:35 am

  7. December 25, 2016 at 12:02 pm

  8. 11 PrayerWarriorforObama
    December 25, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    Merry Christmas to the entire TOD community. My gift to you (victory over evil) to take you through the upcoming post PBO presidential years is wrapped in a generous supply of faith, hope and love. Have a blessed holiday season.

  9. 13 hopefruit2
    December 25, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    G’morning Nerdy & TOD! Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays to Chips & Danny, Nerdy, TOD, lurkers, everyone ๐Ÿ™‚

    May you all be safe, peaceful and healthy today and during the holiday season!

  10. 14 mtmarilyn
    December 25, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all. May you all have a beautiful, fun, joyous Day.

    So thankful for our wonderful first family. Just watched “Barry” on Netflix. I recommend it. Will need to watch it several more times.

    • 15 susanne
      December 25, 2016 at 3:48 pm

      A very Merry Christmas to you, too mtmarilyn! And thank you for the recommendation– I was leery of this film, because of the title. Sadly, the nation’s asshats have used his childhood nickname to deride and belittle him– not that they actually could affect his quality in any way. I look forward to seeing the movie now! Aloha oe, Mele Kalikimaka!

      • 16 mtmarilyn
        December 25, 2016 at 4:30 pm

        I agree. Someone else recommended it to me. I was cooking and cleaning while watching so wasn’t able to concentrate on it. Found it to be very thoughtful so I need to watch it again when I’m not distracted.

        We are having a beautiful white Christmas.

  11. December 25, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    POTUS and FLOTUS will always be the best ambassadors for graciousness and honesty in the world. They will
    Be missed.
    Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all the terrific TOD folks here who contributed every day and Nerdy for keeping the home fires burning and Chips who is sweetly remembered. You are all greatly appreciated.

  12. December 25, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    Merry Christmas, Everyone โ›„โ›„๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŽโœจ

  13. December 25, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Merry Christmas to the First Family, the Obamas. Love you all.

  14. 22 Nerdy Wonka
    December 25, 2016 at 2:04 pm

  15. 23 JER
    December 25, 2016 at 2:29 pm

  16. 25 desertflower
    December 25, 2016 at 3:26 pm


  17. 26 desertflower
    December 25, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    I think he should move there. Stay there

  18. 27 MadameSoph
    December 25, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    Merry Christmas TOD! I’m staying in today ๐ŸŽ„ Barack’s still here!

  19. 29 nathkatun7
    December 25, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    Wishing all the family members of TOD a Very Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!

  20. 30 JER
    December 25, 2016 at 5:06 pm

  21. December 25, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    Good Sunday TOD Family!!! Wishes for a Merry Christmas/Happy Hanukkah (Chanukah) and that the spirit of this season lasts throughout the New Year and beyond.

  22. 32 HZ
    December 25, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    Merry Christmas my TOD family and especially to our Chips and Danny). I love you all. Sun showing in the mountains and a beautiful sunny but a slight chill on. Lovely day to all wherever you are on this Christmas. (((((((((((((((((((((((((((Lots of hugs to you Nerdy W. ))))))))))))))))))))))))))HZ

  23. 37 JER
    December 25, 2016 at 8:56 pm

  24. December 25, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    Hope all of you are having a lovely day ….

  25. 41 Wanda N VA 4Obama
    December 25, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    Merry Christmas TOD family! Thank you Nerdy for keeping the lights on and the fireplace lit. You are amazing! The smiles on the faces of our first family and our second family are so genuine. They are truly wonderful people and we have been so blessed by their service for the past 8 years.

  26. 42 Anjo
    December 25, 2016 at 10:39 pm


  27. December 25, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.

  28. 44 JER
    December 25, 2016 at 11:22 pm

  29. 45 JER
    December 25, 2016 at 11:27 pm

  30. 47 Judith Fardig
    December 26, 2016 at 2:12 am

    Hope everyone in the village had a marvelous day!

    • December 26, 2016 at 7:02 am

      I’ve heard about this for weeks. Callers to progressive radio shows, the hosts of those shows, etc. Most say it ‘could’ be done, but very unlikely it will, in large part to what this article refers to–PO wanting to do the right thing and not upset the apple cart. I think we all agree that if the situation were reversed, the R’s would not blink an eye and would do it. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

      My husband and grandson are hiking today in the Smokies. Daughter, granddaughter and I are going to Gatlinburg (the aquarium). Then, late afternoon we will meet them in Pigeon Forge. I want to go, but dread seeing the damage and destruction from the fires. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

      Hope everyone has a good day. (((((CHIPS and Danny))))) NW, thank you!

    • 51 sherijr
      December 26, 2016 at 10:08 am

      I was just reading about that- Jan 3rd – on The People’s View, Spandan’s site. Very interesting info.

  31. December 26, 2016 at 9:59 am

    Morning Everyone ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  32. 53 desertflower
    December 26, 2016 at 10:48 am

    Morning everyone…I slept in this morning:) THAT was nice!

  33. 54 desertflower
    December 26, 2016 at 11:05 am



    NEW YORK โ€“- Carmelo Anthony helped deliver a Christmas Day miracle, and it had nothing to do with the New York Knicks playing the Boston Celtics.

    The All-Star Knicks forward — with help from his Carmelo Anthony Foundation, the Garden of Dreams Foundation and Kia โ€“- gave a new car to Jarell Lara and his family hours before the Knicks’ 119-114 loss to the Celtics on Sunday at Madison Square Garden.

    As Anthony gave the stunned family the keys to their new car, Anne Lara, Jarell’s mother, couldn’t contain her emotions and began crying, her knees buckling as Anthony hugged the entire family and wished them a Merry Christmas.

  34. 55 jacquelineoboomer
    December 26, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Happy-day-after-full-of-smiles …

    but also RIP George Michael.

  35. 56 Dakota
    December 26, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Peace and much Love to you all.

  36. 57 desertflower
    December 26, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Not just empty words.


    President Barack Obama on Sunday called it the โ€œprivilege of my lifeโ€ to serve as commander in chief while visiting U.S. service members in Hawaii. โ€œAlthough this will be my last time addressing you as president, I want you to know that as a citizen, my gratitude will remain, and our commitment to standing by you every step of the way, that won’t stop,โ€ he said while visiting the Marine Corps Base on Christmas Day. He said heโ€™d phoned service members stationed overseas the day before to express gratitude for their service.

  37. 59 globalcitizenlinda
    December 26, 2016 at 11:43 am

    good day everyone!

  38. 60 desertflower
    December 26, 2016 at 11:49 am

    Woke Carols…

  39. 61 globalcitizenlinda
    December 26, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    over time, people have wished that one had an idea about the day when death would come … many things that need to be said and done to those mattered in life.

    very grateful to Mr. George Michael for the happiness and contemplation that his music brought into my life over the years.

    condolences to his family and friends. May he Rest in Peace.

    thanks for the music in all its forms and your additional contributions to the life of others.

  40. 62 desertflower
    December 26, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    mtmarilyn….?? What’s up with this!

  41. 66 desertflower
    December 26, 2016 at 1:10 pm

  42. 67 GGail
    December 26, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    Good West Coast morning NW & TOD family. I just received this email…

    Gail —

    Before this year ends, I want to thank you again for your support of our campaign. While we didn’t achieve the outcome we sought, I’m proud of the vision and values we fought for and the nearly 66 million people who voted for them.

    I believe it is our responsibility to keep doing our part to build a better, stronger, and fairer future for our country and the world.

    The holidays are a time to be thankful for our blessings. So let us rejoice in this season and look forward with renewed hope and determination.

    I wish you and your family health, happiness, and continued strength for the New Year and the work ahead.

    I look forward to staying in touch in 2017. Onward!

    With deep appreciation and warm wishes, I am,



  43. 73 JER
    December 26, 2016 at 2:10 pm

  44. 76 whenpamelawandered
    December 26, 2016 at 2:39 pm


  45. 77 JER
    December 26, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    In an exit interview published Monday, President Obama said he could have gotten most American voters behind him if he had been able to run again. Speaking with his former senior adviser and current CNN contributor David Axelrod, Obama said the vision of โ€œone Americaโ€ he first vocalized in a famous 2004 speech at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) still holds true. … http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/311818-obama-i-couldve-mobilized-a-majority-if-i-had-run-again

    President Barack Obama expressed confidence that his progressive vision for the country still has broad appeal …

  46. 82 desertflower
    December 26, 2016 at 3:41 pm

  47. December 26, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    Absolutely ….

  48. 85 JER
    December 26, 2016 at 5:56 pm

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  50. December 26, 2016 at 6:13 pm

  51. December 26, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    Take care everyone … back to work ….

  52. 90 GGAIL
    December 26, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    I would love to see a photo or two of wee ones taken during the holiday.
    How ’bout it…JER?… Bill R?…lurkers?…anyone?

  53. 93 JER
    December 26, 2016 at 7:45 pm

      December 26, 2016 at 8:05 pm


  54. 95 vcprezofan2
    December 26, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    DECEMBER 26, 2016

    Hello, TOD Family. Hope you have been making the best of the holidays wherever you’re located, and may the joys of the season abound in your hearts!

    Hello, Chips Chica, I still miss you like crazy! Hi, DannyO; hope you’ve been enjoying some lovely walks! Greetings of the season to you both!


  55. 96 vcprezofan2
    December 26, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    Some pictures from January 2016 ( to zap you guys and dolls awake?)

    [Pres O & Malia during a visit to Honolulu Zoo – Jan. 3, 2016]

    [PBO greets WH Press Secretary Josh Earnest’s son, Walker, and his wife, Natalie Wyeth Earnest Jan. 21, 2016. (Official WH photo by Pete Souza)

    [PBO, with First Lady Michelle Obama, reacts to getting beat at Rock, Paper, Scissors during a MLK, Jr. Day of Service event at Leckie Elementary School in Washington, D.C., Jan. 18, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

    • 97 vcprezofan2
      December 26, 2016 at 8:52 pm

      [PBO acknowledges applause from Cabinet members during a reception after his SOTU address Jan. 12, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)]

      [PBO walks with Chief of Staff Denis McDonough on the South Drive of the White House, Jan. 25, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)]

      [POTUS & FLOTUS participate in a community service project at Leckie Elementary school – Jan. 18, 2016]

    • 98 vcprezofan2
      December 26, 2016 at 9:06 pm

      ๐Ÿ˜ณ The first one shared didn’t appear. (Duh, VC! )

      [Pres O & Malia during a visit to Honolulu Zoo โ€“ Jan. 3, 2016]

  56. 99 vcprezofan2
    December 26, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    [Bidens with Queen Mathilde in Davos, Switzerland at World Economic Forum โ€“ January 2016]

    [FLOTUS & Dr. Jill at State of the Union โ€“ January 12, 2016]

    [US SOS John Kerry talks (re Iran nuclear deal) with Iranian FM Zarif in Vienna January 16, 2016 (photo by AP)]

    • 100 GGAIL
      December 26, 2016 at 9:25 pm

      VC, thanks for posting more smiles while we wait for holiday pics of grand babies ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

      • 101 vcprezofan2
        December 26, 2016 at 9:34 pm

        MP, NP.

        Hmm, you have some grand babies’ pics you’re planning to share? Have I been out of the loop that long!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

      • 104 vcprezofan2
        December 26, 2016 at 9:40 pm

        BTW, I was hoping we’d be able to have our usual pictorial monthly recap using our fun ‘Photo of the Month’ voting, followed by the grand finale ‘Photo of the Year’. Sadly, with all ‘my back and forth’ and ‘in and out’ in the TOD village, I wasn’t able to make contact with NW. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  57. December 26, 2016 at 9:45 pm

  58. 108 jacquelineoboomer
    December 26, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    Good evening, TODville! Oh, my friend and I just had a marvelous phone conversation about what the President is “up to,” relating to some of his comments in interviews recently that seem just a tiny bit out of the norm … when I can put it into words, I’ll share, but the concept is that he is PLAYING Trump big time, has been for months, has a fully developed plan, hasn’t an ounce of out-of-character self-aggrandizement going on, etc.

    I suggested to my friend that only a possible handful of people might be in on it (so far, we’ve come up with the President, the First Lady, Axelrod, Holder, and possibly Hillary).

    Bottom line: I love our President! #RestoreHope

    • 109 desertflower
      December 26, 2016 at 10:13 pm

      Can’t wait to hear what this is:) Seriously. If waiting means that it will come to pass…deal me in.

      • 110 jacquelineoboomer
        December 26, 2016 at 10:28 pm

        โค Let's just say sometimes my friend and I perfectly complement each other, in our thinking. I'm the type that sees the pretty flower growing, loves the colors, the softness, the aroma, I'll love it until I die, and I'll write a little poem about it. She sees what's happening under the ground, how sturdy it is growing, how much water it'll need, what are the pitfalls to its overall health, asks herself if it will grow on Mars, and makes a plan for how long she'll have to study that.

        Ha! Our phone chats are sometimes 3 hours long, and you can see why! (I learn so much from ALL my close friends!)

        And sooner or later, she'll say something like, "I'm going to write down my other thoughts about what's on Obama's mind on this – that I'm not mentioning – and file the paper away in an envelope, and we'll check it six weeks from now to see if it comes true." And we do, and it does. Well, not always, but close.

        Off to call her back and get some potential numbers to play the lottery! #SmartAss #HerNotYouDF

    • December 27, 2016 at 12:23 am

      Very interesting. We’re along way from 20 Jan 2017 …. in “Obama Time,” that is …. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      #RestoreHope …. In_Deed ….

      Goodnight Jacqueline, df, … TOD …..


  59. 114 jacquelineoboomer
    December 26, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    Full transcript: David Axelrod interviews President Barack Obama for The Axe Files

    [Because sometimes I prefer to read rather than only watch and hear the words, and somebody else may feel the same!]


  60. 119 jacquelineoboomer
    December 26, 2016 at 10:19 pm

  61. 120 jacquelineoboomer
    December 26, 2016 at 10:45 pm

  62. 121 jacquelineoboomer
    December 26, 2016 at 10:54 pm

  63. 122 jacquelineoboomer
    December 26, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    As the trolls turn on Trump (never enough, but a few are a start).

  64. 125 jacquelineoboomer
    December 27, 2016 at 12:14 am

  65. December 27, 2016 at 3:18 am

    • December 27, 2016 at 9:52 am

      Donald J. Trump maybe those people president-elect, still he is a pitiful man. He has fool himself to think that anything good in the world is because of him. If anything bad was happening he would be tweeting how it was all Obama’s fault. Dear Trump, the world is GLOOMY cause you stole this election. No hope in Trump at all. This Trump man-boy is delusional.

  66. December 27, 2016 at 8:26 am

    Good Morning…TOD….

    2nd day of Kwanzaa

    Habari Ghani…(what’s the good news)…Kujichagulia-Self determination

  67. 131 JER
    December 27, 2016 at 8:55 am

    Last night:

  68. December 27, 2016 at 9:21 am

  69. 134 globalcitizenlinda
    December 27, 2016 at 9:39 am

    good morning everyone! have a fantastic day

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