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Simply Smile

Smiles are more powerful then we remember. I say remember, because we already know this, and just forget. Smiles are understood in every language, in every country, in every situation. A smile rarely needs interpretation. A smile just is.

On our adventurous trip home, I was reminded of the power of smiles. Every time some stranger smiled or made me smile, or even laugh, I felt enormous gratitude. I wanted to give them a hug. I wanted to tell them their smile had made my day better. Because it had.

A stranger, Alan I think his name was, bartending at the bowling alley in the Casa Grande hotel in Barbados, greeted us weary travelers with a smile and sense of humor and suddenly it wasn’t so bad to be eating dinner in a bowling alley. In fact, it was a relief.

Another stranger, the security guard/doorman at the hotel in Miami, a handsome gentlemen perhaps in his late 40s, gave me such a grand smile when I got off the shuttle that I actually decided he was kinda hot. As a 27 year old, I’m usually really wigged out when guys that old hit on me (and it happens more often then you’d believe), so all I can figure this time is that it was one helluva smile. And the long journey home was affecting my judgement.


About mudly

Mud is main blog writer extraordinaire, picture guru, and the garden and adventure instigator. She loves to cook, but doesn’t much like following a recipe. She also loves typewriters, the color turquoise, and wearing tie dye with stripes. And she dorks out on while dreaming up and planning her next garden.

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This entry was posted on May 7, 2011 by in Memories.

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