“We shall never know all the good
that a simple smile can do.”
It’s the little things that mean so much to me. They are what I search for when I am sad and what I am grateful for when I need a hug and there’s nobody around. I walk around the grocery store and smile. It’s funny how people react to you when you smile at them. Some look away, some return your smile. Some ignore you (probably think I’m crazy) and some utter ‘hello’ and keep on walking. I don’t do it to everyone so that they think I am stalking them. Oh no…I only smile to the ones who I feel need a gentle smile in their lives. You can see it when you look at them. Heck, I bet you’d see it if you saw me walking quietly through the store alone, contemplating what’s for dinner.
A kind word, a gentle smile, a hug from someone who supports and loves you ~ these are the small reminders to those of us who are hurting that we are here, we matter, someone cares and we are loved (or at least liked). We are worthy, we are seen, someone has noticed us and takes the extra moment to check to see how we are, to show they care.
It doesn’t take too much effort on your part to do this for someone else. It doesn’t deplete your energy, it actually doubles it for what you give out comes back to you. When you smile at someone and they smile back, you get an extra smile. When you hug another person, not only are you giving out love in an embrace, you are receiving love in an embrace. In my calculations, doesn’t that double the love?
Friendships are cherished relationships filled with understanding, support and love. I am blessed to have many different friends and I include all of my readers and blogging friends in this category as well. I am grateful to all of you for your support in reading my blog, for the ♥ and smiles and xo’s that I’ve received. You know I am always your biggest fan and I feel your support as well.
So today, even though we can’t see each other, know that I am smiling at you, I reach out my hand to touch yours and I hold you in my arms in friendship. You are worthy. You are loved.