Thank you beautiful random stranger for smiling. I noticed.
I was recently waiting in my car to cross an intersection and there was another woman in a car waiting to go. As I passed, the passenger in her car must have said something funny, and she burst out into laughter that turned into this huge delighted grin. My heart stopped for a minute. It was the most devastatingly gorgeous smile ever. And, somehow, I got to see it. I felt more beautiful myself all day for sharing in it. Frankly, I probably noticed it because I had been working so hard to see beauty around me (yeah me!). That moment of pure joy, that smile, still just pops into my head sometimes and I can’t help but grin myself. And I’ll tell ya what, that stranger has no idea how she completely brightened my day, and many other days since….so maybe, just maybe, I sometimes do that for other people when I burst out into my rather obnoxious laughter or flash someone a smile. And I bet you do that sometimes too…..brighten others day with a smile, a laugh, and kind word. Ya never know. But I’m fairly certain of it.