By Samantha McKenzie
Share your smile today. Share that wide grin with anyone who’s willing to receive it.
Let it light up our insides and reaffirm the goodness that’s in all of us. Giggle if you have to. It will cost you absolutely nothing.
Be brave and cheese your way through the day. Give a slight nod of acknowledgement to a neighbor who you never speak to. Send a simple smile to the next passerby. Let it make those around you feel alive.
I gave away a lot of smiles today to women in particular. I wanted my sisters to know that I saw them. I wanted them to feel our kindred spirit. I wanted to reassure them that although our feet were moving in opposite directions, that we were all on the same path. I shared my smile more times than I can remember these past few days and I got as many smiles back.
I’m certain that each person I saw was carrying their fair share of burdens. Myself included. By the look in their eyes, I was almost positive that they had some weighty task ahead of them. I chose to smile anyway.
Give away your smiles today. Let it warm the hearts of those around you. It can sometimes be the medicine that someone needs. Allow it to heal those tender souls.
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