While on my mission to spread kindness and starting with a smile, I was very surprised at the outcome.
What did I expect to happen?
Well, I thought that I could brighten someone's day or help someone overcome a bad mood. I hoped that I could help to make someone that was getting ready spew their nastiness on others to think twice and maybe just change their attitude. I expected that a smile to one of the elderly people that I encounter each day might help to remind them that they are not alone.
What actually happened:
The person that was changed the most - ME! Now those that know me, know that I smile quite a bit anyway. Actually, I thought this was going to be an easy thing for me to do, and the main reason I choose smiling to start my mission, since I smile naturally.
How I was changed:
I had my bad mood brightened by smiling at others. Instead of spewing nastiness or reacting to others negative words, I smiled and my mood changed. When I was confused or uncertain, I smiled and the worries just seemed to slip away.
I thought that I was going to change others and spread kindness. I am so glad that the person that was changed was ME.
Many of you joined my mission to spread kindness. I can not wait to hear how it went for you!!!