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I Smile At Strangers

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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 make someone's day go brighter for them. I love a nice smile in return from others too because that will always brighten up my day.
    olderblondemom olderblondemom 51-55, F 2 Responses Dec 23, 2013

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    A kid at the park informed me smoking was bad

    for you. So I popped his balloon with my cigarette and told him so was talking to strangers.
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Apr 27, 2015

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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 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 13, 2014

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    I always smile at strangers,

    it's just an automatic response to making eye contact with them. You never know when a smile can make someone feel better.
    ThisKris ThisKris 16-17, F Nov 24, 2015

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    A smile costs nothing,

    but it might make a person's day!
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 46-50, M 2 Responses May 18, 2015

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    Strangers in the night .

    .. exchanging glances .... Wondering in the night .... what were the chances ....
    questionWeaver questionWeaver 56-60, M 3 Responses Oct 6, 2015

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    There are numerous older men in the world

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    toriccaa toriccaa 26-30, F Nov 26, 2015

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    I do smile at strangers

    because that's the only instant gift I can give to someone I don't know about. I always get it back and it makes me feel good. Every person that I meet I share my smile.... at the back of my head I always think that it's God who's smiling back at me. It makes my soul happy and...
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    The thing that goes the farthest Towards

    making life worth while, That costs the least, and does the most, Is just a pleasant smile. - Wilbur D. Nesbit
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 6 Responses Jan 30, 2015

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    she smiled very nicely back

    and we chatted a bit.actually i mentioned how beautiful she was.she thanked me for the compliment.i then said,i wished i was 20 years younger and she replied ,im not as young as you think. mmm
    goodstuf4u goodstuf4u 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    smiling comes easy to me.

    everyone needs a dose of a happy contagious smile ever so often ! its fantastic to see the effect of your smile on others how it disarms them, makes them warm up to you , have their heads turn around in wonder . just that 1 moment u spare for someone could leave them happy long...
    heretochill heretochill 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 4, 2015

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    Smiles coming ur way wait

    for it wait for it now 😊
    riderz4christ riderz4christ 36-40, M Oct 4, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 17

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    It cost nothing to give a smile,

    yet the returns are exciting, or can be!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 24, 2015

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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 somewhat made a difference in someone else's day because I feel like I don't do that often
    omgchapstick omgchapstick 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 7, 2014

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    It's funny. I enjoy ep.

    I open up. I'm honest. I think "this is fun. I could stay all day". Then I go out in the world. I'm more open. This is fun too.
    Airguitarist Airguitarist 51-55, M 4 Responses Nov 18, 2015

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    Never underestimate what a smile can do.

    😁 have a nice day!😘
    TheNetFreak TheNetFreak 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 21, 2015

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    Everyone is fighting a battle

    and in the end, we are all human beings. A smile may seem insignificant but it has the ability to change someone's day. Maybe you smiled at someone who had a bad day? Someone going through depression? Someone who just doesn't feel loved? A smile can go a long way. It can...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Feb 3, 2015

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    There is so much more to a smile

    than we tend to realize. Certainly a smile can convey mood, or mask it in some cases. A smile reflects happiness or finding humor in something or simply being so at ease that it occurs quite naturally with no internal or external stimulus. Beyond the personal it can project...
    WellFrog WellFrog 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 5, 2015

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    taking my dog for a walk through my town,

    at different points in my day, I pass by people I've never met, young and old...and I've made it a point, for many years now, to smile and say "good morning" or "good afternoon" to each and every person I see. My children, on the rare occasion that they accompany me on these...
    badassgirrrrrl badassgirrrrrl 41-45, F 11 Responses Oct 29, 2015

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    Most of my life I have been in

    such a hurry and so focused I was expressionless when going from place A to place B. As I have aged, I realize the power of smiling at strangers. Even if there is nothing in it for me, I smile because I know receiving a smile from a stranger makes me a feel a bit better. Of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 18, 2014

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    Someone left a question

    for me and disappeared, so I am posting the answer here. I would describe that in one word as 'ecstasy'.
    Cathars1s Cathars1s 26-30, F Oct 6, 2015

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    I only smile, some ppl do them - (my question),

    whose met a random stranger off the street and F'd them? I heard some ppl do this?
    Hardboy48 Hardboy48 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 6, 2015

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    I do that every day, I'm a trucker in the UK,

    everywhere I go, or where I stop/shop, I always give a smile for anyone that looks, it does feel good and usually end up getting a smile back, sometimes with their eyes.
    sniperone56 sniperone56 56-60, M Dec 5, 2015

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    When you come down to it,

    giving a smile costs you less than nothing - it softens your heart and brightens your day right along with theirs.
    SilverSearching SilverSearching 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 26, 2015

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    I always smile at strangers.

    I believe a genuine smile is so powerful, and I like to think my smile might have a positive impact on someone else's day. Looks can be so deceiving, and you never know how badly someone may be hurting inside. My favorite part is when they smile back! :)
    JARSMS JARSMS 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 26, 2015

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    Your smile could be the last piece of hope to

    someone's heart, don't hold it with greed spread it with love, and see the world revive back to life. Update: I been practicing that since I wrote it and honestly I was shocked that this kindness to others was repaid 10 times more and it makes your day very valuable and theirs...
    deleted deleted 26-30 12 Responses Jun 13, 2014

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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.. by smile i dont mean a lifting of the lip.. i mean a from the heart, twinkle in your eye type smile. one that could...
    SweetKiester SweetKiester 41-45, F 7 Responses Jun 8, 2013

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    Sometimes I don't get acknowledged

    or they don't want to interact, but when people smile back, it is the greatest feeling :)
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic 26-30, F 8 Responses Oct 23, 2015

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    Sometimes I see people

    who are looking really unhappy, stressed, or just vacant , I like to give them a friendly smile. I especially like it when I get one back.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 1, 2014

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    I smile at strangers,

    cuz a smile can change everything: make a crappy day somewhat cheerful, make a sad person somewhat happy & make a lost person somewhat hopeful.
    sammyydabest sammyydabest 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 23, 2015

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    I absolutely love to smile at friends

    and strangers too. I get a thrill in my stomach when I have smiled at someone and I have made their day. It just excites me to no end that I made someone's day.
    redheadinredgown redheadinredgown 51-55, F 7 Responses Jun 14, 2014

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    Xo12345 Xo12345 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 15, 2014

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    Why not? It costs me nothing

    and brightens someone's day.
    G0dzilla G0dzilla 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 25, 2015

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    I feel like all anyone really wants is to be

    noticed by anyone. They want to know that everything is okay. I feel like a smile lets people know that the day will be good. So if I smile at someone and they smile back I like to think I might have just changed their day a little bit for the better :)
    Raptax231 Raptax231 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 2, 2014

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    I try to smile at strangers is more like it.

    Sometimes, people "creep" me out, but I try.
    tfrg150 tfrg150 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 29, 2015

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    I feel really good when I smile at strangers.

    Why? I don't know. But it just makes me feel so kind. I love smiling at adults specially if there really old. It makes me feel like they feel good about themselves when they see someone smiling at them. Sometimes is a little weird when u smile at a strangers because some of them...
    Mariaishappy Mariaishappy 18-21, F 3 days ago

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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 like that, I stop looking at people altogether and just pretend I am one of them.  It's very rare that I come across someone...
    trixi trixi 41-45, F 80 Responses Feb 11, 2008

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    So I live in suburbs

    and work in Chicago. So many people look away from others. I see so much Ina face that often I'll make contact. Not a creepy one, but just to make a day better. I love it when I see people with a smart phone trying to figure their way. I love to help many of out of town people...
    Kaman203 Kaman203 61-65, M Dec 28, 2015

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    Ladies, there is nothing wrong with making eye

    contact with total strangers when you're in public. Not all men are out to do you harm. Some of us are being friendly. It's a form of non-verbal communication. Don't be shy or scared or creeped out or whatever it is you feel. You know, if your kids are driving you nuts while...
    CJRed73 CJRed73 41-45, M 3 Responses Sep 16, 2015

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    I don't mean to... I smile a lot,

    not really for any particular reason other than I'm almost always really happy. Most of the time, I don't even realize I'm doing it until I get a weird look from someone. Oops.
    minioreosarebomb minioreosarebomb 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 12, 2015

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    People have long stories !

    Some of them have a really a sad stories Some people have been hurt a lot 💜 They've got scars and broken hears ! Why wouldn't I smile to them ! They might get happy to have a stranger smiling to them ! They might be so lonely and all they need is just a smile :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Sep 23, 2015

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    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    bethccaa bethccaa 26-30, F Dec 25, 2015

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    I've started to smile to strangers recently.

    I've gotten some weirded out looks sometimes lol, but I'm just trying to share positivity. I think we all are so immersed into electronics, staring at your phone, checking Facebook and minding our own business that we don't notice the people around us. I've done that for a long...
    AlpacassoLover AlpacassoLover 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 13, 2014

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    I smile at them and often flirt with the lovely

    ladies by complimenting them for their dresses or looks.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 13, 2015

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