The old adage about smiling making someones
day--there is one out there and I know if I try to quote it, it won't come out right--is true.
I was having a lousy day. I woke up on the wrong side of the bed. Didn't get enough sleep and woke up with a headache to top it all off. Needless to say, my morning didn't start off too well. Nothing happened at work--it was just another day (actually the part of the day that I do enjoy). But all day long I just didn't feel right. Have you ever had one of those days when your mood is left of center, but you can't pinpoint why? This was the day I was having.
After work, I stopped off at a grocery store and while I was searching a shelf for something needed, I heard a voice say "how you doing"? Without taking my eyes off the shelf (lest I lose my place and forget what brand/item I was looking for) I politely but not genuinely replied "fine, and you". The person replied "Can't complain...and why should I...just take the day as it comes and it will all be okay". I turned and look at this person, who was smiling while continuing the conversation. A nice genuine smile. Maybe they had to greet each customer as required by the job, but the smile was genuine. And for some reason, the smile made my day.
I would not be able to pick this person out of a crowd now. But their smile was contagious. After that minute interaction, I was alright. The headache gone and I felt like smiling for the rest of the day. Still smiling now as I write this post.
Have a good night everyone.