Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Happy Children Generate Smiles




It was a busy day filled with dashing from place to place in an attempt to complete tasks. A happy boy about 6 or 7 held the door open for me as I walked into a local business. He had a big smile on his face and tightly held a takeout box of leftovers from the restaurant inside the building. I thanked him and asked if he’d enjoyed the meal. His eyes lit up as he described his own breakfast and the meal his dad and grandpa got, as well.

What a wonderful way to start the day! The smile inspired by the happy, delighted child stayed with me all day. That, in turn, caused the people I met to smile back, generating smiles from even more people. A lot of frowns were turned upside down before the day was over. What an encouraging way to move along, enjoy the afternoon, and continue smiling the short drive home. 

Verrazano Bridge taken by Bob Jagendorf, widimedia commons
My grin grew even larger when I found this fantastic picture of the Verrazano Bridge in New York State. I live in a rural part of the desert in Northern Nevada!  It’s good to be away from the hours of traffic in large cities like L.A., San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Brooklyn. The glamour and glitz of inspired architecture, however, continues to inspire me.
 
What’s brightened your life lately? Could it have been a smile?
 

20 comments:

  1. Awww, what a little sweet boy to hold the door for you like that. That would have made me smile widely, too!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I live on Staten Island and I can tell you that your pic of our bridge was such a wonderful reminder for me to be more cognizant of the beauty that is all around me. Thank you so much for this post!

    ReplyDelete
  3. What a little gentleman! You know, even down here in the south, doing things like holding the door are becoming less and less commonplace.

    ReplyDelete
  4. What a sweet thing for him to do. It's so great when kids do something that help make your day a little better.

    ReplyDelete
  5. What a sweet little boy. I love moments like that when I cross paths with someone who makes my whole day better.

    ReplyDelete
  6. My grandkids called me today and that put a smile on my face. It's so awesome when you have something little that can brighten an entire day!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love when little things just brighten my day! Lately seeing the athlete's reactions to winning Olympic medals have really made me smile.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Aww, how sweet! That would have made me smile too. I love that beautiful bridge silhouette!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Sometimes it's the most simple gestures that can really turn a day to a really great one! How sweet of this boy to open the door for you!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I do consider all the ideas you have presented on your post. They're really convincing and will certainly work.
    Packers And Movers Bangalore
    Packers And Movers Bangalore

    ReplyDelete
  11. A smile can make a huge difference in someone's day and you just proved that. I normally smile at people who walk by and those who greet me. It's something that's contagious and it lightens up the mood!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I love to watch my son and his smiles really make a huge difference. Each day, I feel that I am making a right thing as I see him smiling.

    ReplyDelete
  13. This is so true. My son is my happiness whenever he smiles,my pains and stressed just got easily removed!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Thanks for sharing the contagious smile from a little boy. I get this from babies all the time like if I hug and kiss a baby I automatically feel better and feel the good energy.

    ReplyDelete
  15. This is incredibly sweet. I adore this heartfelt story.

    ReplyDelete
  16. The enthusiasm from little kids over most everything is just awesome. :) Glad you got the good morning vibe from the stranger. :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. THe enthusiasm and just happiness of life children have always put a smile on my face. Smiling really is contagious!

    ReplyDelete

  18. افضل شركة تنظيف خزانات بالرياض تعد من رواد الشركات بل ومن وذلك لتميزها فى تقديم خدمة تنظيف الخزانات و البيارات وتسليك يشهد لنا قائمة عملائنا المتمتعين بخدماتنا وتاريخنا المبهر فى تقديم خدمة تسليك المجارى،تهتم شركتنا شركة شفط بيارات بالخرج وبالرياض بتنظيف البيارات وتسليك البلوعات بكل مشتملاته من الارضيات كل شىء يمكن ان يتضمن التنظيف، يقوم فريق عملنا بتنظيفه على الوجه الاكمل وبالصورة التى ترضى عملائنا وتكسبنا ثقتهم الغاليه بنا
    شركة تسليك مجارى بالرياض

    شركة تنظيف منازل شرق الرياض
    شركة تنظيف منازل شمال الرياض
    شركة تنظيف منازل جنوب الرياض
    شركة تنظيف منازل غرب الرياض
    شركة تنظيف مساجد بالرياض

    ReplyDelete
  19. Dear customer All of us suffer from problems at home difficult to solve and may pose a great danger to your life and life of those you love such as harmful insects dangerous, which threaten human life and the transmission of diseases and cause a lot of physical problems So provided the company Horus best insect control company
    شركه مكافحة حشرات بالجبيل
    شركه تنظيف خزانات بالجبيل
    شركه مكافحة حشرات بخميس مشيط
    شركه مكافحة حشرات بالقصيم

    ReplyDelete
  20. The expertise in service for a long time.

    บาคาร่า It is a site where you can participate in ten card games. And many other card games through online systems with the rules to open the service. The game of risk. With over 12 years of experience in the field of internet security across South East Asia.
    Because playing cards mixed with ten to play cards match, then add up to ten, with the name. Must rely on many types of tips such as players. probability Mathematicians often take advantage of this kind of play. To play the game of ten will need to play a number of 2-6 not more than this, otherwise it will result in victory in the game is difficult. With this type of card games are popular to play around. We have made a game of gambling in another regime to serve you.
    We also have more than 500 computer games to play. The style of appreciation of each. Do not wait too long, we will be happy to deliver you all 24 hours at the website. Gclub มือถือ

    ReplyDelete