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Smiles

Even after living in New York City almost 10 years now, I am still guilty of making eye contact with strangers and smiling at people on the subway, which is especially confusing to the natives.

Perhaps I should get this put on a tee or sweatshirt as some small means of explanation?

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Then again, I might just get beat up.

#southernsensibilities

Tickled pink

There are rules on the subway. I’ve outlined them here before…along with my tendency to violate “No eye contact.”

It’s a Southern thang.

But today I found the secret weapon that turned an entire subway car full of New Yorkers. We’re talking eye contact with the person of interest. Eye contact with each other. Smiles even.

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Even the most jaded East Coast native can’t resist a cute baby wearing a pink onesie with ears.

Adorbs.

Pay it forward

This made me smile from ear to ear…so I simply had to share!

happy turtleSpecial thanks to Earth Pics for spreading the joy on their Twitter feed.

Check their Instagram account for more amazing photography.

Yes, you

Today is a holiday that I’m pretty sure Hallmark didn’t invent.  There are no cards or e-cards to send.  The banks are open.  The mail is scheduled to arrive.

But it sounds like a fun one to celebrate, nonetheless.

Today is ‘National I Want YOU to Be Happy Day,’ the most unselfish holiday of the year.

The goal?  Think about little things you can do to make other people happy.

Smile at passersby on the street.  Pay a compliment.  Do a small favor.  Buy a surprise lunch for a friend or co-worker.

Yes, those would all make me happy.

But I have to admit…when I hear the phrase “I want you to be happy,” it sounds more like a blanket acceptance of the choices a person has made —  a promise to no longer judge a person’s lifestyle just because it is different from my own.

Ya know — that would probably make people even more happy.

Perhaps we should all give that a whirl today, too.