The power of a Smile 5/18

As of late I am noticing things that I have never even realized.

I think it was Wayne Dyer who said to try and meet each new day and every person as just that…new. No preconceived notions or judgements. Just fresh and new.

A clean slate every day. This is a great concept but definitely a bit tricky when this fast paced life starts coming at me.

This morning I noticed…really noticed that I am smiling a lot. I smile at everyone. I think formerly my eyes would shift to the ground and if the other was brave enough to smile, wave or say good morning…then I would respond.

Today I noticed I am completely smiling and connecting with the others. I was passing one woman on the trail and she was not smiling. I did not even realize that she was not smiling until after I smiled and said good morning and then her whole face lit up!

It’s contagious! I will be brave and smile and say hello first always from this point on.

It’s just good energy.

Published by gracefuladdict

I am a true addict living my life one day at a time in recovery. I have been substance free -meaning NO drugs or alcohol since 5/23/10. My intention is to share my experiences daily in the hopes to free others from the fears of being who they truly are. My wish is to bravely tell my truth so others can tell theirs as well. I want to be free of self hatred and doubt. I want to live a life of joy, kindness, love and grace. Thank you!

27 thoughts on “The power of a Smile 5/18

  1. You are a wonderful person, dear Danielle and it’s always my pleasure to read your inspiring blogs that teach a new lesson in humanity. God bless you with all the happiness in the world.

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  2. When I’m walking along our rural highway with my dog and a car approaches, I smile even though I can’t see the driver. I keep smiling until the car is past. It doesn’t matter if I recognize the car or not. Why? I reason that seeing an old lady on the highway with a scowl on her grizzled face might be harsh. So, at least the drivers get to see an old lady on the highway with a smile on her face. It’s the least I can do for the environment…lol.

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    1. THAT IS AMAZING!! A beautiful act of being selfless- putting the other first spreading the love ❀️I wonder how many people got to their destination after seeing you and just felt that much better and told someone about the lovely smiling lady they just saw πŸ’œβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈ

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  3. That it is dear lady, it ripples outward in ever increasing circles when we smile (have you noticed now its just becoming a part of you now that you have seen…you?) πŸ˜€ ❀️ πŸ™πŸ½ πŸ¦‹

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      1. You only ever give out what you are within, you project you. And since that inner smile has begun it is now that part of you too. It’s even now in your eyes, you know, those people that don’t just smile…they SMILE with every part of their being. Look at the picture above, the eyes are glowing πŸ˜€ ❀️ πŸ™πŸ½ πŸ¦‹

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    1. Thank you Dwight!! Yours is too! I really want to send comments to your blog but it keeps messing with me. I might just shoot you an email one of these days – your words just ring so true to me!! πŸ’œπŸŒˆπŸ’œβ€οΈπŸ™

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      1. Good good … sorry about the blog comments. I’m not sure what’s up with that, but I get it from time to time on other sites too … and mostly when I’m on my iPad. Not sure if it happens accessing via the web compared to the app. Maybe I’ll pick a new theme and see if that helps.

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  4. Beautiful smile 😁. A smile is a frown turned upside down☹️😁. Keep smiling my beautiful Chooch 😘❀️😁

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