has been a while. I just want to share something real quick, that I think you will enjoy, and will give a chance to reflect.
I have been cycling to work for the last few months, and most of the way is a looong straight path.
The first few mornings, halfway through I had this old lovely little Indian lady telling me “Good Morning”. Took me a good week to start to smile, as by then I am puffing, tired, sometimes I see her last minute and sometimes getting mad at the cars NEVER giving me
Anyway, I finally get used to see her every morning, even if has been raining a little. She is there, by the railway, walking her mornings and smiling to grumpy faces, but by now I see her and not only smile, by say back “good morning”. Why wouldn’t you?
It then became my highlight of the ride, asking myself “where is the old little Indian lady?” it became part of my routine, like brushing my teeth in the morning, and I always thought that my day wouldn’t start ok if I didn’t tell her good morning. Such a good way to start the day! Better than coffee! Took away my morning grumpiness!
It has now been a while I haven’t seen her. I sort of started to worry and I think about her, every morning while I cycle by the railway. I hope she is ok. I hope she is just at a resort in Bora Bora enjoying some time off from smiling at every single person on the cycle path.
Why all this?
Because it made me ponder. I actually noticed her NOT being there.
Her Smiles were part of my day, and no one was there to witness, only us. How many people would she smile at?
How many people would she made a better morning?
A little act like a smile and a good morning, can change people bike ride, day, month, if not life.
And when you do an act like this, the Universe notices it.
It always listens, it always sees.
It’s powerful, something so little.
I now smile between my puffs to everyone on my bike ride, trying to reduce my angriness at the drivers (it’s a cyclist thing!) and maybe making other people day change for the better, I would hope.
Who are you going to smile to?