A Smile Is An Act Of Kindness “Pay Forward” # 155

I Greet Indwelling Loving Greeter.

Today’s “Pay Forward” gift is – A Smile Is An Act Of Kindness.  “For there is never anything but the present, and if one cannot live there, one cannot live anywhere” Alan Watts.  Now has to be the best time to share a little kindness.  For a while our gym’s receptionist acted like an unhappy camper.  She had a scornful questioning look like, why are you here?  I tried to cheer her up, but it didn’t work.  I was grateful when she was replaced with a cheerful welcoming soul.  I was surprised how much of an effect a simple welcoming smile can make.  I question myself about the way I come across, at home, meetings, my office, or other places.  I often state how grateful I am for my life, but what does my greeting reveal?  It’s clear that our body-language, and the tone our voice makes a difference.  When I’m asked a rhetorical question like, how are you? -  I most often reply, a little above excellent.  One A.A. member- strongly suggested that I get to a meeting.  It pays to be kind, loving and constructive even when my feelings are contrary.  Enlightened self-interest tells me others are more likely to treat me kindly even when they don’t feel like it.  Yes, greetings can be a reflection of what’s currently going on, they can also be a wise and loving investment in our future relations.  Let’s share a little kindness, starting off with a smile.  Thy Love, Thy Will be done.