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Just this afternoon as I walked onto the shopping centre rooftop car park, a young guy walked past  and gave me a fleeting, open, unexpected smile.

It cut through the grey concrete, metal and all, like a lasar and I felt it - it really warmed my heart. No thinking, just a feeling  -a really good feeling.

I am not a frequent smiler myself (well not on the outside) but it made me think how much good can be achieved with this very small action -anytime, anywhere.

So to all you lovely smilers out there -a very big thank YOU!

 

People who SMILE.....

You give hope

You bring sunshine

You send out positivity

You make my day!

 

And I will do my best to join you and spread a little more unexpected joy into the world :) :) :)

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Comment by Maureen Griffin on September 16, 2012 at 8:22am

Food for thought -for sure D&B. I'm in the car a lot -what a challenge?!

Comment by Bette Bliss Shaw on September 16, 2012 at 5:34am

Yes, at a red light or people coming through a light by your car slow...oh my! Lets do an smile experiment. Well the results wont be seen, only felt.

Comment by djd on September 16, 2012 at 5:00am

Catching random glimpses of the expressions on people's faces has led me to try to wear pleasant ones myself.

Comment by Maureen Griffin on September 16, 2012 at 1:31am

Thanks for sharing your experience too Lucy. We all have a lot of un-learning to do.

Comment by Lucy Provost on September 15, 2012 at 10:01am

I so agree with you about this, Maureen. A spontaneous smile from someone I don't even know has turned my day around more than once. Yesterday I was waiting to meet a friend for lunch outside a restaurant and a woman walking by me smiled at me and said, "Isn't it the most beautiful day?" How rare for a person I don't know to share something so open hearted with me. A total and unexpected gift.

I think many people learn at an early age to hide their smiles from others. When I was in my twenties I often got feedback from others that I never smiled and that it was hard for them to know how I was feeling about things because I showed very little reaction to experiences and things that other people said to me. I eventually realized that I had learned to hide behind a mask of impassiveness because as a child it was the only control I had over situations that were hard or painful. I have since worked to break down this wall so that when someone shares something with me I can let them know how I feel about it, when appropriate, when it feels safe. Especially when I am feeling loving towards someone else. Great observation; thank you for sharing it!

Comment by Susan : ) on September 15, 2012 at 5:57am

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