Be The Reason Someone Smiles Today

I was out with my sister on Saturday, and she was backing into a parking spot and these two old dears stood waiting. I smiled and waved at them, and one of the ladies, her face lit up like a Christmas tree. She had a smile that from ear to ear and beyond. She kept waving and giving a thumbs up, then nudged her friend and waved again, pointing over. It was so nice being the reason that she smiled. I may have made her day, or week or month or even year. I hope she thinks of that happiness every time she feels upset. It makes me feel so good knowing the effect I had on her.

You can do that too. Give a smile, receive a smile.

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58 thoughts on “Be The Reason Someone Smiles Today

  1. Reblogged this on beatredundancyblues and commented:
    These positive thoughts are from my Blogger friend Al. I love the last two:
    – When life challenges you, show life, that you are up for it.
    – Breathe in the beauty of this moment.

    Remember you are special, because you are you.

    Stay positive

  2. It is amazing how a smile can change a day. it is easy to forget sometimes but heck ,what are my troubles if I can relieve someone else’s for a little time with a smile and a nod.

    • That smile and a nod can make a world of difference to some who really needs it. It may be the thing that changes their life

  3. Thank you for a wonderful post! As a Canadian living in the US (Chicago) I have made it my mission to smile all the time! Sometimes I think people here wonder why I am smiling at them; that makes me sad to think a smile would be seen with suspicion. However, I am trying to change that! I think smiles go beyond the moment and have a ripple effect; just like the ladies you smiled at, bless!! Cher xo

      • Ah, I bet you can see their smiles and it truly made a difference to those ladies, no doubt. I wrote a guest post for the ‘kindnessblog’ all about smiling and showing kindness. Your post exemplifies exactly what I talked about and I honor you for recognizing the importance of the human connection. cher xo

  4. Perfect way to start my day with this. It made me smile as well. Those sweet two ladies were infectious. Look how many they have touched. I love this A. Can I reblog it?

  5. Very true! I love it when I smile at people and they smile back – it makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside πŸ˜€ The quotes are brilliant! πŸ˜‰

  6. I loved this! I agree. There is something about knowing that you are the reason behind someone’s smile that just makes your day. I feel that it is a little tiny bit like a glimpse of how heaven will be.
    You made me smile with this one!

  7. It is nice to smile at someone and see their face light up…eh? I have a friend who’s mom has Alzheimers. When she was still able to live at home with family I would see her at church and go out of my way to say Hi and give her a hug. She would always light up when she saw me and that made me feel so good. Now she doesn’t recognize many people…..or me 😦 But I am happy to know I made a difference.
    Thanks for the quotes….they are awesome as always. Have a great week my friend πŸ™‚

    • It doesn’t surprise me that you would make someone’s face light up, and it is a shame when their mind goes into shut down mode.

      Hope you have a great week Courtney

  8. So true, Al. The simplest smile or gesture can spread good will. Makes them feel good… and you, too. (and thanks again for helping me out the other day with my ‘can you see the cliffs’ question. I was visiting with my son and we were having a bit of a debate about that. It was great fun to get the answer directly from you, the expert!) πŸ™‚

    • Thanks and you’re welcome πŸ™‚ I love the fact that I look out my front balcony and I can see the sea, and I look out my back balcony and I can see the White Cliffs of Dover πŸ™‚
      When I lived in the next town over, and someone mentioned the cliffs, my reaction would be “meh”. Now though, I live in front of them and they are spectacular.

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