Random Smiling in Public
Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love,
a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
A smile costs nothing but gives much.
It enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give.
It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever.
None is so rich or mighty that he cannot get along without it
and none is so poor that he cannot be made rich by it.
Yet a smile cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen,
for it is something that is of no value to anyone until it is given away.
Some people are too tired to give you a smile.
Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much
as he who has no more to give.
I wanted to post every quote from this page, but I felt the above two quotes most eloquently expressed everything I hoped for with this past week's challenge.
Did you step outside of your own world, look someone in the eye, and give them a genuine light-filled smile this past week?
Did they smile back? Did it affect your own attitude, outlook, or focus? Do tell!
Next week's living. lovely. challenge:
Reclaim a spot in your home
for beauty and/or function.
Do you have a spot in your home that used to be pleasantly functional, that now is a disaster?
It can be small (a junk drawer) or large (the spare room). I know I have several.
Let's reclaim one of those spots this next week!!
(May I request before and after photos?!)
Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful,
or believe to be beautiful.