Funday Sunday... how was your last day of this awesome weekend? Mine, well it was a balanced mix of busy and relaxing. Saturday was a day filled with social media replies, iced coffee, Netflix and blogging (naturally). Today, however, was the day I chose to run errands, although the drive-thru line at Starbucks wasn't long so silver lining. ;) On the flip side, the grocery store was jam packed with everyone and their second cousin. People leaving their carts right smack dab in the middle of the aisles and ignoring others trying to pass by. What should have been a semi-quick trip turned into an hour long "fun" fest. Now I am someone who has an abundant amount of patience and today the were tested to there limits, but it was a test I passed being the over-achiever that I am. I noticed something though... now when I make eye contact with another person I always smile, polite manners. I'm noticing that more and more people are non responsive or seem freaked out when smiled at.

It's as though I'm an optimistic alien in a sea of an angry mob. Now I have a few scenarios of why most people seem as though they have a giant stick shoved up their ass these days. Perhaps they have extremely stressful lives and all of that stress has diminished their smiling abilities. Perhaps they have all received some sort of group discount coupon from Groupon and got Botox which apparently ended up badly botched. Or, perhaps they assume that they are better than most people as they stand tall on their dramatically high pedestals. In that case here, I'll help push you down because the lack of oxygen is affecting your brain as well as your facial expressions. Who knows, I could be batting 1,000 here. It's just sad that a kind smile no longer seems to be recognized as just a kind gesture.

Hear my words people, or read them I guess... it is ok to smile. That what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger. Smile at a kind soul. Smiling, as well as laughter, only adds to your life and reduces stress. So much negativity soaking into our lives these days. No wonder we're all being buried six feet under too soon. Has anyone else witnessed this insanity or is it just me?

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