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I Believe Smiling At Somebody Can Change Their Day

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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, 2014

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    Once, when I was a teen,

    I had just come from the Dentist, where I had a filling done, and my mouth was still very much numb. I had stopped at Walmart to get a few things before I went home, and as I was standing near the checkouts, a very cute boy walks right up to me and says, "You really should smile...
    notyourfuckdoll notyourfuckdoll 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 26, 2014

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    No one needs to know

    that I'm smiling because I'm going commando!!!
    mydreamsonly mydreamsonly 31-35, M 3 Responses Jan 17

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    linsayrosati linsayrosati 16-17, F 7 Responses Aug 2, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    I read this study which everyone has heard of

    of this person who survived jumping off from a bridge when asked he said if one person had smiled at him that day he wouldn't have jumped. There was a man in the hotel I work in now that was very depressed and ended up taking his own life by taking a ton of pills and washing...
    Plungeintoadream Plungeintoadream 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 29, 2014

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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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    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 7 Responses Sep 17, 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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    Wrinkles should merely indicate

    where smiles have been. ~Mark Twain,
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 6 Responses Nov 17, 2014

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    Smile! You never know who's looking at you

    and when they do it be nice to see someone smiling so they too catch themselves smiling!A smile can uplift somebody's spirit and light up someone's world!A smiling person attracts happiness and positive energy around them!If you force yourself to smile even if you dont feel like...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 11, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 5 days ago

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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've been told on more

    than one occasion that I smile too much, usually by someone that is unhappy themselves or jealous of my positive attitude, I'm guessing. I try not too pay heed to their negativity because more often than not someone tells me how I smiled at them and it changed their outlook...
    pacman2112 pacman2112 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 28, 2014

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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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    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 3 Responses Jan 13

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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, 2014

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    Definitely, if I were to see a girl smile at me,

    it instantly cheers me up and I'll keep thinking about it for the rest of the day. I even remember the last day in school before summer break about 6 years ago, there was this girl I always found to be the sexiest girl in the school.. I never had any relationship with her, we...
    Resoner Resoner 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 12, 2014

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    so, when i smile at my friends

    when i get to school, and they're tired and sleepy because they are awake all night, and my smile makes them smile back and feel alive.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 16, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 take my boy to school

    and theres a guy who always smiles at me and it makes me feel atteactive... Allthough hes proberly smiling at the stunning blonde who walks behind me...
    xxjellybabyxx xxjellybabyxx 26-30, F 6 Responses Oct 23, 2014

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    I like when some one can change the job,

    clothes, location, attitude or may be the size of your trousers..Change is a constant element we all tend to defy but we do change in our lives. Facing the Change ultimately makes us good, happy, rewarding and successful.
    DSireR DSireR 36-40, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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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'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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    Certainly works! I was picking up a mate to go

    to work one morning and a stunning girl walks past, blonde, slim, lovely face, walking her pet dog (it's half 7). anyway i absent mindedly follow her with my eyes (it's half 7!) and she looks back and gives a wonderful smile and giggles and walks on. Wish i'd had the courage to...
    jahosijhs jahosijhs 26-30, M 3 Responses Oct 22, 2014

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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 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, 2014

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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, 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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    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, 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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    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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    Kirerhor Kirerhor 18-21 1 Response Nov 7, 2014

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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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    We live in a world where people bury their

    heads in their cell phone, and I am no exception. Now, it is a novel treat to be walking down the sidewalk and have someone make eye contact. If we all looked up from time to time, and offered a greeting to those we share space with, we might have a happier community!
    WrittenWishes WrittenWishes 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 9, 2014

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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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    BeccaK1 BeccaK1 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 1, 2014

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    carebear1019 carebear1019 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 30, 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 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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    It's scientifically proven

    that the smallest gestures of kindness, happiness, or good-natured fun make a world of difference within daily human interaction.
    PampyrdLibertine PampyrdLibertine 31-35, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Here's a funny story

    since this time it didn't: I was waiting for my friends and ahead of me was this girl who turned and looked at me, so I chose to smile and a few seconds later she said "Why are you laughing? Is there st funny about my face?" I just stopped and looked at her all confused till...
    Offing Offing 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 4, 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 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Everytime I walk, I wave at every car

    and everybody I see. To me you are smiling to Jesus. When I smile at my customers when I see them upset and they smile after they see me I know I made their day and isn't that's what all about?
    BigRalphie74 BigRalphie74 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 6, 2014

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