It was hot, with an equivalent feeling as to what hell would probably feel like. It was a long and tiresome day, trapped in a class for hours learning about, uhmm, honestly, I really don’t remember; but I do know it was something about “Acting” and “Believing” and “Emotion is only true when you’re crying.” Blah Blah Blah.
I think a paragraph is supposed to have three or more sentences, so I think my first paragraph hit the mark. “Blah Blah Blah” has a subject and a verb. Right? Anyway, I was on my way home from school, when a light bulb or what I thought to be light bulb, because California is so hot you get a natural high from just being there in the summer, just flicked on inside of my dome of non-gravitational space.
What if, just what if today, I made the bold decision of projecting a smile to everyone whose eyes made contact with mine? What would that do? Would people smile back? Would they think I’m weird? Or both?…
So I did it. Can extracting positive energy in turn lead to the effect of attracting positive energy? Or has the world been buried under shame of feeling vulnerable for so long that we don’t even recognize positivity when it hits us dead in the face.
I giggled. I then looked up, saw a lady with dark shades on, walking faster than a starving cheetah. She kinda looked like a starving cheetah to. Anyway, although I couldn’t see where her eyes were pointed towards; I knew that it was worth the risk trying; because wherever she was heading, I knew a smile would make her feel much better. I smiled. She smiled back.
I caught the attention of two, then three, then ten. Some smiled back. Some, well, their vulnerability was deeply hidden. Some even took it to the next level of extreme. I am a 5″3, big booty, woman of color. Who would have thought that a 6″2, lanky, “hard rock“, “gothy” looking guy would try to hit on me? Simply because I smiled. Yea.
When I arrived home, I realized that I couldn’t get the smile off of my face. Usually I smile just to “smile“; but this, this was a SMILE! A genuine feeling of love, and positive air. So not only did it potentially affect the ones that my smile blasted dead center of their lobertrum of ariolle face; but it affected me.
What started out to be a “test“, something “experimental” and fake; actually turned into something, luminous and comforting. Point is, with one smile, you can motivate the absorption of positivity into someone’s world. I like to think, that if that person died, right there and then, they would have left this sequence of life with the feeling of a smile. A genuine Smile.
So yes, you may bump into weirdos, or people who may never smile back, but there is always that slight chance, that you may bump into someone that gives you an even BIGGER SMILE and something to smile for. But if you absolutely cannot do it for someone else because the lack of seeing beauty in vulnerability, I challenge you, do it for yourself!
HAVE YOU SMILED TODAY?