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A Smile

It doesn’t take much effort, nor does it have to cost money to give someone the kindness of a smile.  You just don’t know what a difference, your smile may make in changing someone’s perception for the better.  They may no longer feel alone in the world because you took a nanosecond to smile.  GinaV’s post Just a Smile   illustrates this point, she  by a stranger’s smile.  That smile didn’t take much time or effort on the part of the stranger, but it made a huge impact.  You can do the same.

I live in the United States in the South where we Southerners have the tradition of greeting each person we meet with a smile.   When I was a little girl it was commonplace, but in the last couple of decades we have so many people from other areas moving here, who do not have this tradition.  So the smile and greeting isn’t as commonplace as it once was, but it happens enough.   If people understood the impact a smile can have on another, I believe there would be even more folks out there smiling.  Personally, I’m going to continue to smile and greet each person.  Even if I never know the positive impact, my smile makes for someone else, it makes me happy and that’s enough.

Life is good!  God is great!  All is right in my world!




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22 thoughts on “A Smile

  1. Smiling is a great medicine..

    • Yes it is! More than once, I thought I was just too sick to do anything. Then I found something to smile about and I forgot I didn’t feel good.
      Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

  2. it will be a magical world if we meet each other with a warm smile 🙂

  3. You are cheating me to smile, but I would love to be cheated. Let’s smile \(^^)/

  4. joylevel on said:

    I agree, Genie. I often receive compliments that my smiling shifts attitudes. What a simple and powerful thing!

  5. Maite on said:

    Beautiful post!! Thank you

  6. Again… thanks for posting!

  7. Hi,
    I totally agree with you about smiling. 🙂

  8. How true that is Genie. I used to work in the travel industry and smiling when you greeted someone was important, I’ve continued to do that ever since. A smile doesn’t cost anything and it can make you feel so good to be greeted in a friendly way.

    • I know I respond better when someone smiles rather than frowns when I approach them. I’ve been known to leave a business and going to their competitor if I’m feeling like I’m bothering the employees. Thanks!

  9. GinaV on said:

    Thank you for this beautiful post. Smiles do make a big difference.

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