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I Believe Smiling At Somebody Can Change Their Day

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    deleted deleted 26-30 15 Responses Feb 17

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    I know it does mine! I can be walking minding

    my own business and catch the eye of an attractive woman, get a smile, smile back and my day is made. So when I see an opportunity to smile at some unsuspecting (of age) woman I take it every time. If I receive a smile back I would only hope I made her day!
    WarrenCook WarrenCook 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 14, 2014

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    Every morning I walk down to my local beach

    with my hound and I am lucky enough to live in a place where people say good morning to each other and smile. It's a great start to the day for everyone. It struck me though how lucky when I spent a week in the capital city of my state, where still going for a walk and I...
    nattyocean nattyocean 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    I am a in home care giver.

    I believe smiling with my clients makes them feel better. That's my purpose to make them feel better and have a better day.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 14

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    It's scientifically proven

    that the smallest gestures of kindness, happiness, or good-natured fun make a world of difference within daily human interaction.
    InconCrusader InconCrusader 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 25

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    my mantra is " Smile.

    . makes people wonder what you are up to! Try it, it perturbs people! x
    Jelli38 Jelli38 46-50, F 6 Responses Feb 18

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    Wrinkles should merely indicate

    where smiles have been. ~Mark Twain,
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 5 Responses Nov 17, 2014

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    I try to smile at each person I pass!

    ! Today a person I smiled at looked at me than stopped me and said. Thank you!! I said for what?, he said making my day!! Still not aware of what I had done I say your welcome!! As I start to walk away he says, your smile is wonderful and infectious and just what I needed right...
    stakalisious stakalisious 36-40, F 6 Responses Sep 27, 2014

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    No one needs to know

    that I'm smiling because I'm going commando!!!
    mydreamsonly mydreamsonly 31-35, M 5 Responses Jan 17

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    8 years ago, I walked into 7-11 on a warm

    summer morning holding my toddler's hand. As I pulled the door open, I noticed your head turn - your skin looked beautiful against your white Oxford shirt and blue tie. Our eyes met and your smile quickly broadened. Thank you for leaving me with that. That's how you make...
    AmyOnEP AmyOnEP 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 14

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    Honda Play

    Having a crappy day, nothing was going right. Bad breakfast, meds weren't ready, cancelled appt. I stopped because of some traffic jam ahead. Going the opposite way there was a red light. A girl pulled up and stopped at the perfect angle, window to window. We were driving the...
    Dantescircle Dantescircle 36-40, M 3 Responses Nov 11, 2013

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    I do believe that smiling at others can change

    their negative attitude to a positive one. I have been depressed and others have smiled and spoken a nice word to me and it made all the difference in my world. It makes me smile back and say hello. I have smiled at others and they smiled back at me too and said hi. It is a...
    singlefemaleonvacation singlefemaleonvacation 31-35, F 9 Responses Mar 27

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    I believe this because sometimes a smile is all

    it takes for you to make someone's day :)
    Maisiee Maisiee 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 2, 2014

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    I really do. I love when strangers smile at me.

    Admit, it's better than them staring and just walking by. I love making new friends and getting to know people better :)
    mydailylifeasme mydailylifeasme 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 27, 2014

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    A simple smile and a greeting.

    it reminds me of what I do at school, when see kids sitting alone at lunch I ask them to sit with me. The table ends up becoming so diverse and other usually just join us because they find us cool, we're all accepting. It all starts with a smile.
    chloedesselle chloedesselle 16-17, F Mar 13

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    I was brought up to always give a smile to

    everyone even to strangers. One day I was walking and I saw a stranger coming towards me and I did my usual curtsy with a smile and the man responded with the same gesture ! Do you know who that was? He is Pope Francis! Yes he says hello even to the littlest girl on earth...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Apr 20

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    I add a smile to everything I wear

    and that has worked great for me. Smiling is definitely one of the best beauty remedies. If you have a good sense of humor and a good approach to life, that’s beautiful. Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. Wear...
    PosterGirl PosterGirl 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 23

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    I definitely believe in smiling at someone

    and making their day change for the better. Everyone gets down about something from time to time. A smile from a friend or a stranger can make the difference for that person hurting.
    oldernudistwifeandmom oldernudistwifeandmom 51-55, F 3 Responses Nov 28, 2014

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    I may not have the perfect smile,

    but I do believe a smile and the right attitude can surely change people's days. Because when strangers smile and greet me, whether it be holding open the door or waiting in line at the mall, it's the little things that can instantly change my day! So as I pass by some strangers...
    Nitram13 Nitram13 18-21, F 46 Responses Dec 6, 2013

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    I like smiling at people.

    I like smiling in general, but more so when it's at strangers. I live in a place where most people ignore others. I try not to be like that. I don't want to be like that. That's why I smile at strangers. In that moment between only the two of you, it feels like I'm sharing a...
    aprilcatastrophe aprilcatastrophe 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 25, 2014

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    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 13

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    Oh I don't just believe it.

    I take it as a fact of life that when you come into contact with people who are smiling, and seem to be genuinely pleased with whatever is making them smile you can't help but smile and smiling changes your day as well. So smile. It makes other people smile. And be genuinely...
    SShawnO SShawnO 41-45, M 4 Responses Apr 4, 2014

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    I think to many people r trapped in their own

    worlds n have lost people skills. I try n make sure I smile n say hi to anyone that gives me eye contact. also I ALWAYS use MANNERS. n I have raised my kids to as well since the day they were born so now its second nature. a unconscious behavior for the most part. I consider...
    sixtens sixtens 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    I was walking along a road,

    feeling a little down, then I froze up and nearly cried and I sat down on a bench. About 20 seconds passed and a beatific young lady looked over the road, smiled at me, and continued. I stayed sat down, but now I was smiling. One persons smile, made me smile.
    MattPeers27 MattPeers27 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 13

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    I love to smile and have an opportunity to

    change someone's day for the better because I smiled and said a few kind words to them. This has happened when I was having a less then perfect day. Because someone took the time to smile and share a few kind words with me changed my bad mood to a happy one.
    femalewithredhair femalewithredhair 31-35, F 3 Responses May 9

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    This is such a true and simple thing.

    From personal experience, I know that being down and sad can really skew your perspective. Once you've already torn away all of the optimism in your day, it is hard to look at life with clear lenses. So when people don't smile at you on a normal day, you might just realize that...
    Heresmystory Heresmystory 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 14, 2014

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    I think smiling at someone makes them feel

    special. Too many people in this world feel lonely, unloved and depressed. It doesn't take any time or effort to smile at someone. I think a smile says "You matter, you are important and worth smiling at". It could really brighten someone's day! If I feel grumpy myself, smiling...
    Ilybob Ilybob 41-45, F 8 Responses Jul 10, 2014

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    I believe in smiles and small talk.

    Be nice to people. For those that aren't nice to you - make sure to give them an extra big smile! :) And if you see someone struggling - help them. Pick up the soup can that fell in the aisle at the grocery store. The man with crutches will appreciate it. For the stressed mom...
    sls84 sls84 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 23, 2014

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    I really believe in this one.

    Someone smiling at me can make my whole day brighten up.
    PatrickMoosePants PatrickMoosePants 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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    linsayrosati linsayrosati 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 2, 2014

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    It Can Change Your Day As Well

    Smiling at people will really make your day better by lifting your mood as well as the ones you smile at. It doesn't cost anything and helps counter all the negativity in the world.
    susanjay55 susanjay55 51-55, F 6 Responses Feb 20, 2009

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    When you see someone's smile it can change your

    mood and your whole day. Smiling makes you happy and it only takes you a split second...when my husbands says to me: " Smile Beautiful" makes his and my day whole.If you have only one smile, give it to people you love because life is beautiful.
    EnchantedLilly EnchantedLilly 46-50, F Jan 23

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    Just for fun. Next time you are on your walk to

    work. Smile at everybody who walks towards you. You never know!!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jan 10

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    I'm going to have a different angle on this

    than many people- my story is going to involve animals. if you weren't aware- some dogs can legitimately smile. Some are smart enough to actually comprehend the emotional connection between showing their teeth for a positive reaction rather than simply snarling and intimidation...
    LadyWildFlower LadyWildFlower 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 14, 2014

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    Makes me wonder. Are my glasses crooked

    AGAIN. OR IS THERE FOOD IN MY BEARD. LOL.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 13

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    calimama27 calimama27 31-35, F 7 Responses Mar 20

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    I think people might take it

    as strange but hey, if a guy is having a bad day, smile it what I do and to be honest we all deal with enough things in our lives, let them know that the world is not a total ruin ;) .
    backgroundguy backgroundguy 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 14

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    Kirerhor Kirerhor 22-25 1 Response Nov 7, 2014

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    It's the littles things.

    Example: I had the longest day today and absolutely no energy to deal with the rest of what I needed to get done so I flopped down on the couch and asked my roommate to wake me when she got out of the shower, figured a cat nap would help at least a bit. When I woke up it is...
    singsinshower singsinshower 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 27

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    Learned that. Watched nature.

    And did my own research. EP Link
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    I do believe that smiling can brighten

    someone's day. You know when you have one of those days where you're just tired, stressed, out of it, depressed and you're driving, walking, or in the store and someone speaks or smiles. It helps you along to feel better.
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 5 Responses Feb 20

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    It's not even so much about them

    as it is myself. i capture their energy and with a smile I thank them. it reminds people its not all war and blood and guts and crime and dope and shooting and stealing. it's good and bright, full of hope and kindness. if i can send the latter message, I make my own day!
    ToriMick ToriMick 36-40, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    I literally smile at everyone,

    no matter what kind of look they have on their faces. I know having people do so to me has made me happier, and I aspire to do the same for others.
    Xo12345 Xo12345 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 3, 2014

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