Just for a smile

Sometimes men approach women walking in the street with inappropriate comments. I find it sad and condemnable. On the other hand, since when did we learn to just ignore each other for being scared of offending the person we cross path with?

This morning I went for a jog and I started looking around me, looking at the kids smiling, riding their bike to school. I start looking at people in their cars on their way to work and I smiled. I smiled by myself and I smiled at them. Them lonely in this little box with wheels and they smiled back, all of them.


I got a smile from a mom with her daughter on the back seat. I got three huge smiles and some giggles from three construction workers in a truck. I even got a kiss blown across the windshield from a stranger I will never see again. I didn’t feel offended; on contrary I felt warmth and love. After all as human being we need connection. Since when does connection has to only come for people we have been introduced to. Maybe be since our parents told us to be scared of strangers.

I am not scared. I don’t want to be scared. I wont put myself in a dangerous situation but I will always try to share a smile with a stranger. That’s what life is about. Just this instant when we see in each other eyes and we simply share a moment of joy acknowledging the presence of the other human being across from us.

Just smile at me, I will always smile back. Please do the same.