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I Believe Smiling At Somebody Can Change Their Day

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 46 Responses Dec 6, 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 8 Responses Mar 27

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    calimama27 calimama27 31-35, F 7 Responses Mar 20

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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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    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 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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    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Feb 17

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    If you have not smiled

    or have seen a smile yet today, I now give you a smile :)
    sassycastiel sassycastiel 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 8

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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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    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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    a senior citizen kept smiling at me today

    when I was having brunch at my favourite juice bar. I quickly focused on reading my script for an audition on my laptop, pretending not to notice. the staring continued and I heard his family chattering about me, I only assumed the worst. then, something strange happened, I...
    katstfu katstfu 18-21, F 6 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Remember, you can't change people.

    you can only change yourself, and hope people will be inspired. I smile, and hope people will do the same to me, those days i'm sad
    RasmusRH RasmusRH 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 9

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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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    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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    Makes me wonder. Are my glasses crooked

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

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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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    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 sure can :) I love randomly smiling at

    grumpy looking peeps when I'm out and about..if they still look unhappy, I poke my tongue out or pull a weird face or do a little jig..then smile again.. 9/10 times you get a smile even if it's only faint.. :)
    raggedeagle raggedeagle 31-35, F 4 Responses 23 hrs ago

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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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    I've seen it happen. I love smiling

    and complimenting someone just to brighten their day. Sometimes if my waitress or person bagging my groceries seems down I smile and say something nice to them. I did this just yesterday to a young man bagging our groceries... I'm pretty dog gone funny and I couldn't even get...
    deleted deleted 26-30 23 Responses Jun 8

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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 18-21, F Mar 13

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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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    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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    A smile goes a long way.

    It always makes me smile when someone smiles at me.
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Converted Converted 46-50, M Mar 13

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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 7 Responses Sep 27, 2014

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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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    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 May 19

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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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    I try and smile at a lot of people

    though the day, even strangers. I know when i'm out in the store and some stranger smiles at me it instantly puts a smile on my face and just totally makes my day, smiles are contagious and have the ability to make a heart happy. I think everyone should try smiling more and...
    WillowLily WillowLily 26-30, F 9 Responses May 31

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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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    I like to smile at people

    but some men can be kinda pervy if you do.
    1Lollypopp 1Lollypopp 13-15, F 5 Responses Jun 9

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    Kirerhor Kirerhor 22-25 1 Response Nov 7, 2014

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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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    Learned that. Watched nature.

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

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

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    No one needs to know

    that I'm smiling because I'm going commando!!!
    mydreamsonly mydreamsonly 36-40, M 5 Responses Jan 17

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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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    I'm a kind of person

    that lets other people's emotion sway my own, sometimes for better or for worse, but one thing I absolutely love is to see a nice genuine smile. So I try to smile when I can, because it's good to be cheerful about life when everything doesn't seem to go your way.
    RoddyB7589 RoddyB7589 18-21, M 3 Responses May 31

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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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    even as a small girl I'd smile

    and nod my head as to sat good morning ect.ect. I still do. I feel people feel better just having a simple acknowledgement. but people are just to busy nowadays
    mleonna mleonna 41-45, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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