I was doing my early walk this morning. There was a cool, yet pleasant breeze and as I crossed the street, a lady with her dog crossed my path. So I smiled. She smiled back and said, “You have such a sweet smile!” Honestly, I didn’t know what to say so I told her how seeing her smile back at me matters the most.
She walked along with me for a few blocks talking about her being retired, her past career, her children…
Here I was, having such a deep conversation with a stranger, thinking about how a simple smile can effortlessly create a bridge. Today, my smile enabled Doreen and I to engage in an open and thoughtful conversation when there otherwise would have just been two random strangers crossing paths.
Your turn now, have you given your smile yet?