Every Smile is a Gift

Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” – Mother Theresa

He had a beautiful smile.

He was pedaling down the sidewalk toward me on a bicycle that looked to be as old and worn as he was.  He was upwards of sixty years and looked a bit rough. I surmised that life had probably not been particularly kind to him.

My car blocked his path as I waited to exit the parking lot following a lunch time visit with my daughter. He was making good time, and I hoped that traffic would clear enough to let me cross the road before he reached me. As he pedaled closer his face darkened with concern over how he would navigate around the obstacle in his way, so I shifted in reverse and backed up about 3 feet so he could pass.

And as he passed on the sidewalk in front of me his eyes lit up and he waved and rewarded me with a beautiful, toothless smile.

Thank you, friend. Keep on smiling.


About Lori

Words are magic. And I am a believer.
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