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Thanks Bonnie for the reminder


Friday, November 30, 2012

I've just posted this on a thread on Positively Yours-A License to Succeed Team
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I said;

I walk every morning and smile at all coming in the opposite direction. There is one young Asian girl I see going to work and her smile literally lights up her face- such a wonderful thing to see at 8.30 LOL. So one day I said "sorry to be so personal but you have the most BEAUTIFUL smile!" Her smile got even broader and I swear she practically skipped on towards the bus stop.
Paying compliments brightens anyone's day.
Another thing I did last Crimbo was give way to others more in crowded shopping aisles and I deliberately slowed my pace and smiled at everyone. It made the stress of shopping that much more tolerable! Try it! You get your shopping done just as fast and feel more relaxed at the checkout



Bonnie is so right about connecting with others,especially at this time of year.
Her positivity is to applauded and spread.

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ALEXSGIRL1 12/1/2012 8:05PM

    great blog and so true a smile can turn anyones day around

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SENATOR9 12/1/2012 10:10AM

    It's the only to do it.Great advice

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LOVESLIFE48 12/1/2012 7:45AM

    I also smile at people. The staff at the school I work at says I'm too happy. Can you be too happy?? emoticon

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LEXIE63 12/1/2012 4:45AM

    I already do this. It's how I get to know the staff and regulars at Waitrose. I love all the smiles and how are yous we exchange whenever I shop. Like you say, it makes the grocery shopping much less stressful. :-)

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PATRICIAANN46 11/30/2012 11:22PM

  I do this all the time and LOVE to see the reaction on the face of each person...........especially the ones who are frowning or looking like they could bite a steel pipe in half!!!!! Hopefully, I can lift the spirit of at least one or two....... emoticon

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DEE107 11/30/2012 11:07PM

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ARTJAC 11/30/2012 8:48PM

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SHAWFAN 11/30/2012 8:02PM

    So true. A smile can really change someones mood. Thanks for sharing. :)

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JOYINKY 11/30/2012 7:42PM

    With you 100% on this one; yep, positively! emoticon

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GABY1948 11/30/2012 6:57PM

    I do agree with you, CAZ, totally. I always talk to everyone I can and also give way to them. And I THANK they when they do the right thing (like moving their shopping cart out of the way for me if I am coming down the same aisle. Usually it ends up in quite a conversation with both sides coming away in better moods. I would have guessed you were the same way...you are so positive and upbeat and caring. If only more people would catch the bug too!

Have a great evening and weekend, ikkle! emoticon emoticon

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MRS.DOYLE 11/30/2012 6:10PM

    I actually enjoy working at Christmas because everyone is so happy. I also find that it's possible to disarm a potential difficult customer by smiling at them. I then agree with all their complaints and sort them out before they go. Some are genuinely pleased. Others are a bit shell shocked that I was pleasant when they were expecting me to be the opposite. Nobody has ever said "Stop smiling at me".
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ANHELIC 11/30/2012 5:26PM

    I smile at others when I am in stores, etc. A smile doesn't cost anything, but it's priceless when you see someone who looks down, turns a frown into a smile. emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 11/30/2012 5:04PM

    So true Caz love !.
I do it all the time and I love to see the smile back ...
Hugs my friend .
Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HEALTHY4ME 11/30/2012 4:22PM

    So true I have done that and someone has told both son and I we have a great smile. He said at the time, I have my mums smile lol made me happy!
HUGS

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1CRAZYDOG 11/30/2012 4:12PM

    Great blog!

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