I spent Day 64 of Campaign Smile in a fairly quiet fashion, taking myself to a pizza buffet for lunch and then to the public library. Both provided opportunities for a smile campaign stop plus I received yet another comment smile on the blog. Only 1 more day, don’t forget, to subscribe to the blog and get registered for the James Dean Contest. Overall, I think it was a great day for me and the campaign…
1. When I opened the door to the pizza place I found the young lady running the register standing at the ready. I was a little early for the lunch crowd but she was already on her game, so to speak. She was very pleasant and upbeat as well as yielding a grand smile of her own to match mine.
2. As I sat, enjoying my numerous pizza flavors the older man working the dining room brought his bus cart by to offer to remove some of the items on my table. He had a very real smile that would probably not place him on a lot of tabloids but did convey a palpable sense of connection to his fellow man.
3. As I passed a woman outside the library she smiled but quickly looked down and hurried past me. I think people sometimes feel like smiling at another person leaves them vulnerable so they try to either not smile or move away before they are left susceptible. If the eyes are the window to the soul is the smile the door to the heart?
4. As I walked through the library I passed a shorter woman. She was also making a point of looking down as we passed but she stole a glance out of the corner of her eye to find my smile. She quickly looked away but not before the corners of her mouth began to pull her face toward a smile. Maybe she never reached the smile and possibly she did so after finding a “safe” place to do so. Either way, it was obvious that the interaction had an impact.
5. When the gentleman behind the front counter had finished checking my books out for me he handed them to me along with a nice smile.