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Old Oct 17th, 2005, 01:18 PM   #1
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Have you ever noticed that if you are walking down the street and someone smiles at you, it makes you feel better? Someone told me this once, and so I started smiling at people as I walked by them on the street, and found out that if you smile at someone, chances are they will smile back. As a result you have not only made someone else feel better, but yourself too. As well, if that person keeps smiling as they pass you, they will probably end up smiling at someone else, passing that smile on to them, and them onto someone else, etc. There is no telling how many people your one smile might make feel better.

So, to perk up everyone's day, and too start the chain reaction of smiles, I thought I would share this smile (courtesy of my daughter):

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Old Oct 17th, 2005, 01:25 PM   #2
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Old Oct 17th, 2005, 01:34 PM   #3
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Old Oct 17th, 2005, 02:11 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by MACSPECTRUM
"Pay it forward"
I was actually going out of my way to not say this because of the depressing end to the movie that puts a very negative spin on the concept. Otherwise you hit it on the head.
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Old Oct 17th, 2005, 02:30 PM   #5
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Cool GeoSmile

I try to smile at a the girls here in the Big Smoke butt they just look down at the ground or yell "HE"S TRYING TO RAPE ME!".

So instead I go to Montreal, where all the girls smile at me first.

Now that makes me smile

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Old Oct 17th, 2005, 02:37 PM   #6
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bhil, a grand idea. Everyone is able to get into this act of friendship...
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Old Oct 17th, 2005, 02:56 PM   #7
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When someone smiles at me as I am walking in the street, the following happens in my head:
1- Oh my God!, that guy knows me and I don't remember him or his name!.
Close call, we didn't talk.
2- She is going to say in one or two seconds that she is sorry that she took me for someone else.
3- Is it a leftover from the smile intended to the person walking in front of me or is it an early smile intended to the person walking behind me?
4- He just remembered a joke.

I guess I will have to learn to accept the free nature of a smile.
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Old Oct 17th, 2005, 03:04 PM   #8
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Without even trying...

I've been doing this unintentionally for most of my life. My teeth are kind of big and when I'm relaxed or distracted my mouth stays slightly open and my teeth show so it looks like I'm smiling a bit. Ever since I was a kid, I've noticed that when I'm walking or cycling past people, if they look in my direction they often smile.

(Or else they're laughing at me! )

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Old Oct 17th, 2005, 03:39 PM   #9
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I always thought they were laughing at me! Regardless, I always try to make peoples days better by smiling, nodding, waving or saying Hello. As mentioned in a previous post, I also randomly go around the office and ask people if Anybody told them how much they rock today. Making people smile, laugh or feel good just makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Too bad not more people partake.

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Old Oct 17th, 2005, 07:25 PM   #10
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The picture is speckly cause it is a copyrighted photo of my son when he was little - but almost everyone always smiled back at him! SO, I thought I would pass his smile on.
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