I dare you – smile at others and you’ll see the difference!

This morning as I was on my way to meet a friend for a coffee I got that look. The look of absolute disdain. It was as though that person was going to try and make me feel awful for the choices (in how I was dressed??)Β  that I have made by looking at me with a grimace and disapproving eyes. In return I gave it back and turned the attitude up to show her I did not appreciate it.

Now I know that some people may believe that, that was an immature thing to do and just as rude which it quite possibly was, but in that moment it felt right… Plus I knew that the likely-hood of me seeing her again is pretty slim… lets hope??

Now I’m not saying that I cared what she thought of me but I do care that I got treated in such a rude way.

Why do people do these things? It just seems crazy to me.

We don’t know the other people we see on the streets. We have no idea what their lives have entailed, what they have gone through and who they truly are. So how does that justify other people to judge simply by what they see. Is it just human nature?

I don’t understand. As clear and simple as that, I just don’t “get” it.

One of my favourite quotes is “Be kind for everyone is fighting a hard battle” – which is just so true.
I believe so much more in smiling at people, helping people or even (and this one might just be silly) leaving lose change on the ground for someone else to find. Now it’s not to say that I always do these things because to be honest I’m not always in the mood… but seriously is that hard to be kind?

How many people do you know who have gone through crap and even a crap thing after a crap thing but can still maintain being pleasant to others?

Now I do find my mood of the day can affect how I am with people and I totally understand that but even so I do try my best just to be kind.

Are we all stuck in bad moods? Maybe we are and we just don’t know it. But seriously even if you have gone through stuff – is your life really that bad. There must be a smile deep down inside you waiting to come up and brighten the day of someone else. A small smile can have a huge impact – I know this because of how I have felt when receiving one from other people. I feel as though I have been lifted from my thoughts and generally just feel that much better than I had before.

I dare you – smile and you’ll see the difference!!

Signing off as I’m thinking… I really hope that post wasn’t too corny πŸ˜›

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. thenicethingaboutstrangers
    Sep 17, 2012 @ 21:02:36

    Not corny at all. Very true and an extremely powerful tool–both for yourself and for others. πŸ™‚

    Reply

  2. swalia
    Oct 29, 2012 @ 12:14:29

    as they say,smile is a curve that sets everything straightm:)

    Reply

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