By: Brenna Slavens
By: Brenna Slavens

Smiles are something that are free and can brighten up even the darkest day!

Growing up I was taught manners by my parents and my grandparents.

Now, that wasn't that long ago, but I am amazed at the lack of manners I've experienced ( and a little shock by whom) over the past few years.

I know, sometimes, we all get in the dumps, stuck in a rut and sometimes we are just having a bad day.

For instance, I say hello to people and they just don't respond or acknowledged I even greeted  them.  No matter how mad I was at somebody, I couldn't just not say "Hi" to them if they spoke to me.  Its hurtful when somebody does that to you.

Whenever I go the grocery, pharmacy or the mall I always try to smile and greet the folks behind the counter.  But there just are some people who do not want to be nice back. 

That is a little unsettling to me, I wonder if these people have been taught that it's okay to be rude?  I surely hope not. But, I think common courtesy is a must and isn't that difficult to do.

Okay, enough with the negative stuff.  :)

On the flip side,you never know what kind of effect your actions will have on somebody else, it could really brighten their day, week or  even their life.  

 If you're one of those friendly people your smiles, manners, your common courtesy are truly appreciated!!!! I hope I encounter more of you in my journey of life!  I find myself beaming with happiness when somebody is nice to me and passing that happiness around to others.

And like the name of this blog.... SMILES ARE CONTAGIOUS! :)




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