This year I have started eating lunch everyday in school with a group of assistant teachers like myself. (I previously wrote about them here) They are a lively bunch, 30 years younger than I am. I enjoy being in their company and they seem to feel the same about me even though I am older than most of their mothers. This past week they invited me to join them for a “paint party”- where someone leads you through the process of creating a work of art on a canvas, step by step. It was my smile for the week, first that they invited me to join them, and next that we had such a good time together laughing and painting for close to three hours.