Wow, the power of a smile! When you catch eyes with someone and their face lights up... Eyes brighten, face opens and finally... An ear to ear grin.
Today I was on my way to the gym, stopped at a stoplight, window down and tunes pumping. 28 degrees F is a relative heat-wave for Wisconsin... Spring is in the air. I was feeling that energy pulsing through my veins, breathing in the freshness, feeling sun warm my bare arms... Divine!
I look over to find "Mr. Orange Coat," I've so dubbed him anyways. I see him walking miles and miles a day, everyday, in all weather. He looks up and gives me a slight head nod and then that smile! As if the smile leapt from his face and gave me a big hug, surrounding me in even more positive energy.
I felt a zing travel to my own smile reflex and blurted out a giggle. If you know me at all, I don't just "giggle," I'm a belly laugher through and through. I look to the car next to me, smiling and laughing. This man couldn't even help himself, he started smiling. Another zing!
I went to the gym and made a stop at the gas station. As I was paying at the pump, I saw the man from the car. He did a double take and then b-lined it at high speed... Towards me!
I pretended to be working with the credit card machine when I heard a laugh. "I just wanted to say, thank you. I woke up in a foul mood this morning... Then I saw this woman, you, laughing to yourself... Well, you made my day." He smiled and then ran off.
Confused, happy and feeling a little vulnerable, I got into my car and thought... I HAVE to share this...