Picture a person walking the opposite way to you by the road. You don’t know who they are, you don’t know what they’re going through and you don’t know any of their story - it’s just another stranger, so what have you got to do with them? If you keep your head down and shuffle past them as if they don’t exist, they probably won’t think anything of it - to them you’re just another stranger. But what would happen if you smiled at them? A smile can bring a glimmer of hope, a small burst of joy, an ounce of love. A simple smile could lift their mood and help them have a better day somehow. A simple smile can show someone a glimpse of Jesus’ love. You’re probably not ever going to see that stranger again, so what have you got to lose from smiling at them?
Smiling faces make you happy, and good news makes you feel better. (Proverbs 15:30)