The weather is dreary and cold, rain pouring down in bucketfuls but it doesn't dampen my spirit and I know I'm just going to get the right present. My daughter and I head off in the car, I'm wearing a big smile on my face, looking forward to my day out - Freedom at last!
Town is pretty quiet for a Wednesday morning, thank God, can't abide throngs and crowds. Too much energy and negativity to deal with. But this morning is bliss as I enjoy myself, strolling around with only the odd individual passing by completely engrossed in their own thoughts or nattering away on their phones.
After musing about in a few shops, we return to the Shopping Centre and the crowds have built up a little. As I walk through the on coming sea of faces, I can't help but notice how many people look sad, blank, or downright angry. Why I ask my angels are they so upset? The only response I get is 'Life'. Engrossed in their busy lives they've been rushing about getting this and that done, minds somewhere else and totally ignoring all that is around them. I wonder if they're thankful for being here today? How many miracles have they experienced today? Do they know they all have an Angel walking behind them?
However, I can't seem to stop smiling and every now and then I catch someone looking at me. They have a questioning look. I imagine I can hear them sayin, "What's she smiling at?" It doesn't stop me smiling and sadly I only receive 2 smiles back.
I figured out why I was smiling, I was meant to brighten up their day.
So Smile when you can it can help someone you don't even know in so many ways.