Thursday, May 26, 2011

Should I smile to an acquaintance even if it's awkward?

Have you ever walked by a person you know as an acquaintance, and as you approach them you begin debating among yourself if you should smile and say hi? Or when you pass this person both of you walk pass as if you never met before? Only to regret it after you passed them. Well today was one of those days with the experience. However, instead of walking pass this individual and ignoring them, I forced a big smile on my face and said hi. I even called the person by name.

iShare my Voice

The best part was their reaction. It was as if they had seen a ghost or someone holding a gun to their head. (Did I brush my teeth?) Their eyes wide open, with the jaw slightly dropped. They were stunned, so was I with their reaction. Eventually my greeting was returned with a smile and a friendly hi. As we both continued to our different destination, a thought came to my mind;

Today, give a stranger one of your smiles.  It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.  ~Quoted by H. Jackson Brown, J
Well next time you see that person you don't know walking pass you, take the time to say hi.
I know I will :)

Happy Swinger 3Image by frompandora via Flickr

Enhanced by Zemanta

1 comment: