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!