Everyone was looking dour and serious, plugged into Ipods, tablets and phones. Those that weren't, were avoiding eye contact focused on that first meeting, the first client or the first task of the day...
It was all so grown up.
Monkey started waving at everyone walking past and collapsing in delighted giggles when someone waved back.
Suddenly the people walking by became "human", some waved... some just smiled... others laughed and kept going. But I'd like to think that at some point in the day they'd think of the little boy who waved and smiled at them that morning, and smile again.
He smiles at everyone. He will wave people just to make them smile. He gives drivers a thumbs up every time we cross the road. He has started commenting (loudly) about people's pretty clothes/shoes/belt/jewelry. He shares so much happiness with everyone that I am in awe.
It's such an easy thing to share. A simple genuine smile. An acknowledgement of another person's existence. Monkey does it naturally and I am trying to improve. What about you? Will you share a smile with someone?