Smile and The World Smiles With You!

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Do you ever wonder how much one person can impact our world?  I think we can have more impact than we might realize.  The commercial I’ve attached to this article shows a great example of this theory. Sure, you can say it is “just a commercial.”  “Not real.”  “All actors.”  But I challenge you to watch this and not laugh.  Really laugh.  Laugh out loud.

I simply couldn’t stop myself from laughing when I watched it.

That being said, could you imagine the world, and what a better place it would be if each of us took the time to share a smile, share a laugh, and make the people around us a bit happier and full of joy?

I can think back to times when I felt my world was crashing around me, and more than once, just the kindness of a stranger, reaching out, being kind, giving a smile made me feel SO much better.  They may not have realized it at the time, but they changed my world- at least for that moment, that hour or that day.

We never know what a stranger is going through.  Hell, often we don’t even know a small crumb of what people we consider “close to us” are going through.  People tend to keep their problems close to the vest. They are embarrassed or ashamed to share with others, afraid of being judged, or looking bad. Your love, your kindness, your sparkle, your smile just might be what they need.

I challenge you to make it your goal to get a smile out of at LEAST one person you don’t know each and every day.  The check out clerk at the grocery store.  A person in line at the bank.  Someone at the gas station.

Remember the old saying, “Smile and the world smiles with you.”  Let’s make that a reality!

 

 

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  • Sandy
    March 20, 2018 at 12:19 am

    Love this advertisement 🙂 I try to keep a smile on my face even when I’m sobbing inside……….. Most people are not interested in hearing about your pain unless they need something to tell others about – so – it’s true……. we keep our pain to ourselves. There are so many days when a smile from a stranger lifts my spirits. Thanks for reminding us, Patti. 🙂

    • Patti
      March 20, 2018 at 4:37 am

      Sandy, You are right about the fact that we often keep our pain to ourselves. However, that is probably one of the reasons we are seeing so many sad situations today in our country. It’s a shame we can’t be more open with others, and reach out when we need it. AND, it’s too bad we aren’t there to be a shoulder more often for others who are around us!