I work with a charming Spaniard named Jose. When I first met him years ago, he walked and talked quickly, with lots of natural energy and vibrancy. His smile was brilliant and honest. I told him, "I love your smile." He replied, "It's yours."
I never forgot his words. I think about those words when I am having a blah day, or just going through the motions of my errands and responsibilities. The power of those words, the gift of his smile to me, meant everything to me in that moment. Jose may not read this blog, or even know his impact upon my life, but that's what we humans can be and are to each other: everything. Imagine what your smile or gentle gesture may mean to another person, especially if they are feeling fragile or vulnerable. I think we all do kindnesses that we do not even realize, and that gives me hope even during the dark times.
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