Hello neighbor! How are you today?
I found that I was not a first smile giver, I was a second smiler, a smile responder.
Do you smile at people first, or do you return other’s smiles?
I walk around the reservoir, in a daze, listening to podcasts, usually about the shitty state of the economy at Planet Money on NPR. I would look at people walking, jogging, hanging out at the park and think, yeah we are all in our own little bubble. I need to break out and GIVE the smile. To be a first smiler. Liz welcomed the idea of creating some good karma in the park. Overall we met some extremely exceptional fathers, well dressed people of all sorts, hardworking homeless, the coffee truck people from Johnson county (shout out to Iowa), many dogs, adorable little kids, lesbian moms and gay dads, couples, hipsters, and quite a few people who stopped to listen to us, ask us what it is all about, and in a few occasions, give a compliment back.
Liz of Brazilian Yoga and Pilates knows how to give excellent compliments.
Giving out a compliment to a fine gentleman.