"Peace begins with a smile." –Mother Teresa
“Peace begins with a smile”. That is so simple it seems impossible but it is so very true. I could be having the worst day but the moment that someone offers me a simple smile… my day gets a little brighter and my burden a little lighter. Making a difference in someone’s day doesn’t have to mean we have to pay for their Starbucks order or wash their car or do a job that was theirs. Making a difference means being the person that lets them in front of us in traffic, waving to them in the neighborhood as we pass by or smiling at them while they ring up our groceries. You really never know what someone is experiencing internally and this simple gesture can really turn their world around.
Sarah Deats is a Behavioral Health Technician at RI International and the Hope Inc. Stories Inspiration Engineer