Isn’t it always nice when you see people smiling? I love the story of the infectious smile where if you walk around with a smile of your face, then everybody you meet will start to smile and then make everybody they meet smile too and the ripple effect just keeps going on and on…
I think it’s a wonderful thought thinking that something as simple as a smile can bring brightness to so many people’s lives. They don’t cost anything and they make everybody feel good… so what are we waiting for?
I chose for today to use my smile as my random act of kindness. It’s actually quite funny because I live in Paris and I don’t know if any of you have ever visited but the stereotype of Parisians (particularly Parisians in public transport) not being among the most “smiliest” of natures- isn’t such a generality…
When I first moved here, I was sitting on a metro & I caught eyes with a man sitting opposite me. Quite naturally, I smiled. For me this is a completely normal reaction to have when your eyes meet with another’s. Well it obviously wasn’t the case for the man I was sitting opposite to. He started to become a little uncomfortable and his eyes frantically wandered from left, to right and up and down- looking for a reason as to why I was smiling because OBVIOUSLY just being a smiley person was too strange of a scenario for this person ahah! When he realised I was just simply smiling, he started to look at me like I was a weirdo. It really made me laugh because seriously, who’s the strange person here?
Almost two years later, this is a regular occurrence for me now but I am quite happy to say that Paris hasn’t completely “changed” me & even if I’m sometimes smiling alone in the metro – I still wear my smile bright and big; trying to spark more smiles person by person!
The photograph I’ve used are the gorgeous smiles of my family.
How’s international random act of kindness week going for you?
*.* Love, Light & Goofy Grins *.*
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