Smiling at Strangers

Note to future self…

I always to try to smile at strangers whenever we make eye contact. I don’t know why I do it but I really like it. Every time a stranger smiles back is a short moment that you have with someone. Each one of those little instances brings me a little bit of joy and I truly hope the same is true for other people.

I think that there are many ways in which we can be kind to other people and to me smiling at strangers is one of the highest leverage ways of doing that.

I know that I’ve had rough days where a stranger’s smile took my mind off whatever was stressing me out even if it was for a split of a second. Did it solve my problem? No, but it was definitely a net positive.


There’s no takeaway for me other than I will try to be more appreciative of these small moments throughout my day that bring me and others joy. I will keep doing what I am doing and hopefully I will find other instances in which a small effort can make someone’s day a little bit better.

That’s it for now(:

Now back to work…