Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A Minute

. . .is all it takes. . .
to scan a restaurant, your place of employment, your neighborhood, your kids school, 
your post office, 
your frequented Target, 
church,
a coffee shop,
the mall,
and countless other places 
to find a face you normally wouldn't
to say "hi".
or give them a smile.
you wouldn't believe what doing those two simple things can do to someones day, 
and how it can move them, how it can move you.
not only will it make their day it will make your day.
it actually takes less than a minute.
who will you find today. . .
what unique face will you seek out?


21 comments:

Elisha(: said...

i love this. (:

Noelani said...

I la-la-love this! Random acts of kindness are always life-changing. Whether someone knows it or not :)

SymbioticLife said...

Ah this is hard for me. It's not because there's a particular type of person I might not say "Hi" to or give a smile. It's because I'm horrifically shy in person. I can be totally open online but in person, I even go so far as to avoid eye contact if I can. I used to smile though, every time I drove past a gentleman who would stand outside with a sign asking everyone "Have you smiled today?" So you're right. It can definitely make a difference.

Kelly said...

gina you are so amazing!!!
fabulous post.
love you girl!

p.s. i'm on a mission to make some days.
;)

Paislea Elyse said...

i love this!!!

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Shane said...

Wow, this is so eye-opening. It really is a travesty that people continue to define others superficially.

Mandy Crandell said...

Very beautiful!

http://mandycrandell.blogspot.com/

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

very powerful! thank you for sharing this!
xo TJ

rach. said...

how inspirational. i love this so much. great post.

love, rach.
www.so--hi.blogspot.com

Erin said...

Wow. This really hit me. Thanks for sharing this post darling!

Vivian said...

WOW! Love this and I'm so sharing this!

Courtney said...

Small changes... I love this post and the ideas it conjures. Anyone can make this change. Beautiful writing Gina!

Kandice said...

thank you so much for your genuine comments. i couldn't be more grateful.

it's always nice to come to a new blog and the first post you see is about making the day of someone else in a small and simple way. nice breath of fresh air!

Berni said...

This is so true, thanks for the reminder!

Sarah B. said...

This is so great, Gina! I love this post, and I love the photos accompanying it. I now feel inspired to make someone's day by simply being kind to them. Thanks for the reminder, friend! :)

Bailey@Lost&Found said...

I love this post :) it's so true!

Bailey
http://lostandfound-bailee.blogspot.com/

Ruby Girl said...

very cool. thank you for this inspiration! totally necessary in our world, where it's oh soo easy to never make eye contact with others! you are so darn sweet. xoxo!!

The Soul Anchor said...

Beautiful. I love this. Thank you.

Heather said...

so true... some times people look at me funny bc whoever I pass in the streets I tend to say "good morning" or "hello" i wish more people did the same! friendliness spreads!

Grace said...

wow. so true. especially since I am Chinese, so I get the squinty eyes and 'speaking Chinese' all the time. :P but it's always good to share the love of Christ in everywhere we go.

sometimes, I like to make a game out of smiling at people and see if they smile back or look perplexed. :D it's interesting to see people's expressions at times.

Blessings,
Grace
come stop for tea @ gracesgardenwalk.blogspot.com

Sue Masterjohn said...

Favorite blog so far! Thank you Gina. We can never hear this message enough!