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!