Thursday, January 26, 2012

Day 26: Greeted Everyone I Walked Past


The best part of my day happens only minutes after waking up. That is the time when I walk into my daughter's bedroom, and she is there waiting for my wife and I with the biggest smile in the world on her face. The innocence and sheer happiness in her face is enough to make my heart melt. My hope is that everyone has that one thing that they can look to or think about that, no matter the situation, can give them the feeling that I get from my daughter's smiles.

I've noticed that a lot of people walking around the city with their head down or a glum look on their face. Maybe they are in a bad mood. Maybe they are stressed out. Maybe they are just having an overall bad day. Well today, for my random act of kindness, I am going to try to cheer them up with a small gesture. While not as cute and cuddly as my daughter, I am going to try to replicate the happiness she gives to me to a small extent. Today, I am going to give a smile and a quick "hello"/"how are you doing?" to every person that I walk past. Even if I don't get a smile or a greet back, I hope that seeing a smile from another person might make them forget about anything that has them down at that moment.

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