"But his smile when he turned it on you was quite remarkable. it seemed to be composed of all the worst things that life can do to you, but which when he briefly reassembled them in that particular order on his face made you suddenly feel "Oh. Well, that's all right then."" (from Young Zaphod Plays It Safe by Douglas Adams)
I think smiles are made of awesome. It's one of those things you can give away for nothing, and get so much in return. I have found, especially during the upcoming holiday shopping season, that smiling at those who are working can really make an amazing difference ~ in their day & mine too.
I've been following a couple of blogs that make me smile...well, one of them makes me laugh out loud, a lot. Let me tell you a bit about them.
The first is Secret Agent L, All Around Swell Chick Specializing in Anonymous Acts of Kindness and Day-Brightening (http://secretagentlinpgh.blogspot.com/). Secret Agent L & her affiliated agents do things like leaving a note card, a Secret Agent L business card, and often a small giftie, in unexpected places. Sometimes on car windshields, others on park or bus benches, sometimes in the workplace. The cards are addressed to "You, yes you!". One of the first of the missions that I read about was done in an airport. The affliated agent left their gift on a computer keyboard. The person who found & opened it was an airport security guard, who went online & left a comment with S.A.L., that he had been having a horrible day & that surprise turned it all around for him. The creativity & ingenuity of the missions often astound me. Be Kind. No Exceptions.
If want to laugh, it's time for you to go see Allie Brosh's Hyperbole and a Half. (http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/) I thank Jim MacQ everytime I read her posts, for pointing me in her direction. You might not want to read it at work, or at the library, or in class. And definitely not when you are drinking any sort of liquid. Not unless you don't mind others looking at you like you have completely lost your mind because you are laughing so hard the aforementioned liquid is coiming out of places it shouldn't have been in the first place. When you go to Allie's blog, look for the Alot. I love him Alot.
Go, smile, laugh...and share those with everyone you see.