I was heading out our front gate today and a young lad of about fourteen happened to be coming along the footpath. He smiled at me with one of the warmest smiles I’ve seen in a long time.
Every time I think of him, I find myself smiling too.
I’m quite sure he’s forgotten all about our ‘meeting’ but it certainly woke me up to the extent to which a smile, yes a simple smile, can light up a day, a life.
I’ve resolved to do more now than mumble some kind of acknowledgement to passing strangers and actually smile at them. It certainly won’t cost anything and it might hold a lot more value than I’ll ever know.