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I Believe Smiling At Somebody Can Change Their Day

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    I work in a convenience store.

    Every morning I greet people with a smile and a good morning and send them on their way. I never realized how much of an impact it made until one day I was having a bad day and contemplating switching jobs. I bar tended on the weekends to earn extra money, and a gentleman came...
    nsw1967 nsw1967 46-50, F 6 Responses Aug 16

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    i always make sure to smile at someone

    whether they look like they need it or not. You never know what someones going through behind closed doors. Like me some people hide it so not a lot of people know how your feeling. You never know if smiling at someone could mean the difference between life an death, i know it...
    eAngeliqueXX eAngeliqueXX 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 1

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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 2 Responses Aug 3

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    That one smile can change a persons outlook on

    the day, It can change a mood from depressed to touched, that smile can do wonders to a person who has nothing to look forward to. One smile can make people realize that not everything has to be gloomy and it can encourage them that smiling once and a while can't hurt...
    Gabbygirl123 Gabbygirl123 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 30

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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 believe this wholeheartedly.

    The other day I was driving down the street and I saw an old man shoveling. He was watching me drive down the street so I figured "let me wave and smile. It's a beautiful morning!" Lol. And I did. He put his shovel down and waved and gave a big smile 😁 I'm not sure if I made...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 14

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    carebear1019 carebear1019 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 30

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    Nowadays people swear more

    than smile. There is nothing to lose when you smile. I feel better when a stranger smiles at me and way better when I smile at them. Lets spread love.
    alohoroma alohoroma 16-17, F 7 Responses Jun 13

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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

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    Hi Everyone

    I had a time when I woulda been ,shoulda been , coulda been DEAD and I wasn't able to do anything about my condition.I had no faith that I could change,or things could change.Then I walked into a roomful of people , and they welocmed me with a smile.They told me they were just...
    domking domking 46-50, M 10 Responses Nov 30, 2009

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    yellowroom yellowroom 51-55, F 3 Responses Aug 6

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    I just read this line in the missed connection

    section of Craig's list: "There is nothing more appealing than a woman whose wandering mind and modest beauty betray her to those of us who can see." I think it's profound.
    SummerSomewhere SummerSomewhere 41-45, F 1 Response May 16

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    my dad always tells me to smile to everybody

    and i totally kno it makes peeps happy and they smile back and helping peeps is awesum too
    sallybaybay sallybaybay 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 14

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    When people smile at me,

    strangers or someone I know, it makes my day 10 times better
    SmilesHideSecrets SmilesHideSecrets 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 26

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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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    stakalisious stakalisious 36-40, F 7 Responses Aug 17

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    Ever since I was little,

    people have always complemented me on how much I smile haha
    Ilovecharlie Ilovecharlie 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 23

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    A heart felt smile is a simple action

    and yet bears unlimited potential of it's amazing effects....a simple gesture that could brighten someone's day or add a spring on another's steps. It doesn't cost you anything so go ahead, move that muscle and generously give it away....It may just brighten your day and add a...
    ThoughtsofU ThoughtsofU 36-40, F 6 Responses Sep 11

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    BeccaK1 BeccaK1 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 1

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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 4 Responses Nov 11, 2013

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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

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    You never know, the person might be having the

    worst day of their life and all they want to see is you! Smiling can make a very big difference believe it or not. I'm always happy and smiling, always trying to make other people feel top of the world! If a smile could change their day, why not do it?
    HappensForAReason HappensForAReason 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 30

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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 2 Responses Mar 14

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    i'm starting to doubt this

    as there are fewer and fewer people that trust a smile. i get more looks of, "what do you want?" or people that quickly turn as if the smile and hello won't happen if they don't look, lol
    trailsonrails trailsonrails 51-55, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Smile Smile Smile :)))

     Use you're smile to change the world. Don't let the world change you're smile .. I know it's not that easy but remember when it's not okay it's the the end ... :)))
    Dimforest Dimforest 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 27, 2013

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    A Smile Can Change More Than A Day.

    A few months ago I was going to buy lunch in school. We have a cafeteria but they always only sell bread and sandwitches, which I dont like, so I always go to the shop close buy for a yoghurt. I remember standing in line to pay when I saw a friend of mine. Not really a friend I...
    NerdyBirdy NerdyBirdy 18-21, F 15 Responses Jul 5, 2010

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    It's true. Every time somebody randomly smiles

    or say "good morning" or something like that, I just get all warm inside. Like, people actually care about their next ones. It's just amazing, truly kind and brave.
    ParkerFewer ParkerFewer 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    A smile is a wonderful thing.

    A person stopped me today in Starbucks and said they just wanted to thank me. For what I asked somewhat surprised. Well they replied I see you here often and you always seem to have a smile on your face, you just don't know how much it has brightened my days. As they left I...
    bjf102 bjf102 66-70 2 Responses Jul 1

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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

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    jessiegirrl jessiegirrl 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 7

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    linsayrosati linsayrosati 16-17, F 9 Responses Aug 2

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    I believe that actions speak louder

    than words. One little smile goes a long way and is contagious. :)
    ItsOnlyAPaperMoon ItsOnlyAPaperMoon 46-50, F 5 Responses Aug 20

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    Smiling Changes The Neural State Of The Brain....

    It's true. Smiling changes your perception, your mood, and boosts your immune system. How? With the release of that incredible feel-good neuro-transmitter, dopamine. But here's the best part about smiling.....not only does it give you a boost of dopamine, the beneficiary of...
    LadyKyrie LadyKyrie 36-40, F 8 Responses Sep 17, 2013

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    Keep your chin up and keep smiling.

    You never know what one simple smile to a stranger can change their day. Life is too precious not to smile.
    Browneyesgirl Browneyesgirl 46-50, F 8 Responses Nov 28, 2013

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    I love all the glimpses into what makes you all

    YOU! Wishing you all nothing but happiness and joy! Hugs
    OHappydaz OHappydaz 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    It can! Especially when I receive a spontaneous

    smile from a female stranger. I have no "lesbian" or "bi" radar whatsoever, so I can't tell why they're smiling... It gets me to thinking about why they did and takes my thoughts off of the issues I'm facing. 😀 So smile at some stranger today!
    W4W2 W4W2 41-45, F 6 Responses Jun 14

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    Why wonder why, "What IF" you say Hi to a

    stranger today? What would you have to lose? Not a thing. I know when I am out on the lake in the boat, everyone waves at the one passing by. When I lived in the sticks of Texas, and maybe that is the keyword, STICKS, but the driver would always raise a hand when you passed...
    GWolf2 GWolf2 61-65, M 4 Responses May 31

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    It's true, I've experienced it first hand.

    I use public transportation often, and I'm usually used to otherwise grumpy drivers. Until one day, in a morning route, the bus driver was super cheerful, smiling, said good morning to me. And that literally shaped my entire day to the better, to the extent that I now want to...
    totayat totayat 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 5, 2013

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    A Smile

    It costs you nothing to give a smile to a friend or stranger.
    marriedup marriedup 56-60, M 2 Responses Jan 15, 2013

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    I cannot agree anymore :) a smile costs us

    nothing but it may make up somebody's day who really needs it.... keep smiling people, it is always worth it :)
    meemo70 meemo70 41-45, M 4 Responses May 24

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    The sun is out and I'm feeling ok,

    I hope you have a really good day : )
    Netabell Netabell 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 26

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    If you're smiling most of the time.

    And you continue smiling at people. Those people will smile back. Then they'll pass on their smile on to someone else, and that someone else will pass it onto another. And then we'll have a world full of smiling people! :)
    Jenny6100 Jenny6100 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 1

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    You can turn just one persons day around just

    with a smile!! Plus they are contagious no matter how bad I feel on the inside I try to smile
    Lilmomma1617 Lilmomma1617 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 26

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