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I Smile At Strangers

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    The BEST way to make someone's day :D
    RadicallyGreen RadicallyGreen 16-17, F Mar 4

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    'Smiling is charity' ~ Prophet Muhamad (peace be upon him)
    wwonderer wwonderer 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    Smiling Brightens Up Everything. - I personally believe that a smile can change someone's decision, someone's life perhaps. I don't care who they are, I mean all those people out...
    bblairebear bblairebear 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 3, 2013

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    That smile at me first :p P.s ignore this part, its only to fulfil the ****** 25 char limit
    Itsjustsomerandomguy Itsjustsomerandomguy 22-25, M Mar 11

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    So since it's a boring night I decided to write more about my experience with "Mike" for a background on it read my previous entry. So anyways the day after I had my first...
    jstellar jstellar 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Random smiles, tend to brighten everyone's day. I'm also a fan of holding the door for people. Waving when they let you ahead of them in traffic. Saying please and thank you...
    Curiousitykills13 Curiousitykills13 36-40, F 8 Responses Feb 25

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    I love smiling at random people because it shows that you care. Sometimes people just need a little smile to help them make it so never stop smiling because you never know who...
    nottheaveragegirl nottheaveragegirl 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 23

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    What A Shame - what a shame you cannot give what is so easy.... so natural and so needed. a smile is one thing that always breaks the wall between yourself, and a stranger. now...
    SweetKiester SweetKiester 36-40, F 8 Responses Jun 8, 2013

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    Smiling at strangers (for me) reinforces the notion that I am aware of your humanity. You are a real human being with everything that goes with that. In my smile, I want you to...
    MattB765 MattB765 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 11

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    For the first time in a while I had a good day. School wasn't so bad. I went out to eat with a friend & I gave money to a homeless family which made me feel good to know that I...
    omgchapstick omgchapstick 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    I walk a lot and smile at many people when I am walking , most respond with a smile- a few look away.
    Wulfstan Wulfstan 70+, M 3 Responses Mar 21

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    Sometimes strangers can make your day the way no family member or friend can
    BlahItsM BlahItsM 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I like smiling at people as well as saying hello as its nice. Its something I have always done, and will continue to do. I believe the power of a smile in amazing and you can...
    AX5625 AX5625 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 1

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    I smile at pretty much everyone I make eye contact with, even if i know they don't like me
    kkkkbieber kkkkbieber 13-15, F Mar 4

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    It feels better to smile than to walk around frowning... That said, it seems some are so unaccustomed to kindness, like a smile, that they mistake it for flirting. I miss the '90...
    Conversationgirl Conversationgirl 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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    You can make someone's day better :) Whenever I see people who are having rough day. I tell them "smile what's the use of crying?" :):):):)
    Reemiee Reemiee 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    In hope that it might keep a person stay strong for an extra day.
    kaloe108 kaloe108 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 2, 2013

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    I feel like a smile can go a long way... In some cases the wrong way. For shame!
    jenneruz jenneruz 26-30, F Jan 10

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    I think it's really important :) It can completely change their day :)! Best point about smiling: It's contagious and it's free !! :D SMILE!
    nefelibata nefelibata 16-17, F 6 Responses Feb 3

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    Even though I get dirty looks from most people (which makes NO SENSE maybe they're jealous I'm happy?) and other people think I'm flirting, I still smile because there are still...
    kaye23e kaye23e 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 2

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    My eyes would be wondering around then if I catch someone's eyes I smile at them I might not know them but I smile and sometime wave at them
    ashleyloveca16 ashleyloveca16 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 28

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    Always - I am pretty much always smiling. I smile at every one.  Why the heck not?
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 30, 2013

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    I love to smile at strangers :) especially when they smile back!
    ceruleanwaters ceruleanwaters 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    I often confuses them which makes me smile even more
    riandj riandj 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    If You Dont Have A Smile, I Will Give You One! - i am not so shy around strangers , i go up to them and say hi! i smile at them and they smile back. i mean they are people too! we...
    VictimOfCircumstance VictimOfCircumstance 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 1, 2013

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    I am a very friendly female and enjoy smiling at others. I go out of my way to smile at strangers and those who seem troubled. I believe what goes around will come around too...
    pattywoods pattywoods 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 18

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    It's just something I've always done, and I always try my best to smile at everyone I see. If I see someone who looks like they are having a bad day or just has a frown on there...
    imjustemma imjustemma 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 1

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    A smile can make someone's day :)
    phoenixfanatic phoenixfanatic 13-15, F 4 Responses Feb 11

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    Today I was walking through the park when I saw a woman crying. I walk to her and ask her if she was alright, she seem really sad so I smile at her. She just look at me and gave me...
    MinYoung99 MinYoung99 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I don't usually get the smiles back.. Lol
    Cheesyboy Cheesyboy 18-21, M 5 Responses Mar 6

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    Who knows what a smile might lead to
    BeatTheBest BeatTheBest 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 26

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    The World That Lost It's Smile - This world is too cold now, people have long since forgotten what it was like to smile and bring something to the table other than scoffed...
    Lushiro Lushiro 18-21, M 7 Responses May 29, 2012

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    And you should too. They're contagious!
    MadameMM MadameMM 26-30, F 5 Responses Apr 4

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    Free - It costs nothing to smile at someone. I think it is something nice that we can share with one another, even if it is a stranger. There is just something about it...
    deadinsideout deadinsideout 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 8, 2013

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    Never know whose life you could be saving, or day you are brightening.
    SpudKat SpudKat 18-21 Mar 25

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    I hate when I smile at a stranger and they don't smile back. Like I'm using my face muscles for you. You little ****.
    TheLadyYves TheLadyYves 16-17, F 7 Responses Mar 13

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    I smile at ppl cause I wish someone would smile at me
    DannieO DannieO 31-35, F 8 Responses Feb 22

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    A genuine smile can disarm and reassure a suspicious stranger. A heartfelt smile can warm your own innner being A fleeting smile can be enough to relax the nervous, bring calm to...
    tim65 tim65 61-65, M 2 Responses Jan 17

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    But They Think I'm An Alien - When I smile at people on the street, I get the weirdest looks.  You would think I had 3 heads or something.  After a few interactions...
    trixi trixi 41-45, F 82 Responses Feb 11, 2008

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    I live in a smaller town, maybe with the population of about 200-300 people spread out all over. While people tend to stay private in their lives, they also tend to be rather...
    JustGetBackUp JustGetBackUp 18-21 1 Response Mar 5

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    I've done more that to a stranger. I love strangers. Then they don't bug me for more the next day...
    Letmecheckyourshorts Letmecheckyourshorts 22-25, F 13 Responses Jan 12

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    Smiles are like instant happiness~! ヾ(@⌒ー⌒@)ノ
    iCaii iCaii 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 3

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    I believe smiles can change lives. I always walk with my head facing people, searching for expressions, emotions.. Reading people's faces. I rarely ever see smiles, which saddens...
    caijedu caijedu 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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    I love to always have a smile on my face. I love to share a smile with family, relatives, friends, and even strangers. Giving out a nice smile to someone should and will always...
    olderblondemom olderblondemom 46-50, F 3 Responses Dec 23, 2013

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    WELL. I say smile, but it's usually a nod, a tip of the hat, etc. Or I just outright approach them and inquire about their day...or some other childish but friendly act sure to...
    CharlieBarrett CharlieBarrett 16-17, F Mar 8

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    Peace Begin With A Smile - Today, give a stranger one of your smiles.  It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.  
    MyNameIsCecilia MyNameIsCecilia 46-50, F 9 Responses Jul 20, 2010

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    A stranger fell in love with me. So I work at a fast food place and I have always taken my job seriously even though my co workers don't. I try to make every customer feel welcomed...
    jstellar jstellar 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Pretty Sure - Some think I'm the village idiot when I smile at them, but honestly I feel great when I do :)
    justme195 justme195 51-55, M 9 Responses Oct 1, 2013

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    It doesn't cost to be nice!it doesn't cost to smile!it doesn't cost to do good deeds,it doesn't cost to care,it doesn't cost to have manners,it doesn't cost to be polite!join them...
    Sandyshaw13 Sandyshaw13 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    I love when I flash a bright smile at some one and catch them completely off guard, then I secretly think...yeah I bet I just brightened up your day :)
    Califly2014 Califly2014 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 17

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    One thing I took with me while leaving America, is to smile at strangers. From then on, this smile travelled miles across the globe and met many many people. You would be surprised...
    Hz228 Hz228 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 1

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    When you see some one at the store or outside it even at school that you don't know smile, because it could really make their day. I know it makes mine(:
    biebbrauhll biebbrauhll 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 1

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