A smile goes a long way…
Today, as I was walking out of a gas station, another person was going in. We spoke and smiled as our paths crossed.
A couple of minutes later, as I’m pumping my gas, I see this same person coming out of the store. She came out with a smile so big that you just could not ignore it! She held that smile all the way to her car and she wasn’t with anyone else, just her.
After I saw her smiling big, it made me smile just by looking at her. She was an older lady and you could tell that she had a kind and happy spirit. I believe God had his hand on her because of the manner in which she smiled.
So, me being the person that I am, I said, “Excuse me, ma’am, your smile just made me smile”. She smiled again and said I know that a lot of people don’t smile much but it’s nice to see once in a while.
I agreed, she said thank you and that was it.
That simple smile left a lasting impression upon me and probably on her too because I acknowledged it. I know it’s not much to some, but when you think of it in terms of being spiritually pleasing to God and encouraging people like me, it means everything. We should all wear smiles like that.
Just wanted to share my experience and shed a little light on your day…