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The Power of Smiles

If you have read my past blogs you have found a consistent trend of me searching for ideas of improving things. Implicit in that is a drumbeat of criticism about how things are today, and if you didn't know me well you might believe that I'm the ultimate pessimist or cynic.  This is far from the truth, yet it is correct that I see in the world many things that can be improved upon, and too often this manifests itself in critical thinking and blogging.  In weeks past, as I have sat to write, I found myself searching for something positive to write about, something sunny and optimistic rather than critical or gloomy.  Last week I found that something positive.

I was inspired to this as I sat in my favorite restaurant called Pedalers Fork in Calabasas.  It was Monday morning and I was in kind of a blue mood when I was greeted by the most beautiful and warm smile of a woman named Ashley who works there.  I immediately felt a surge of positive energy within me; completely eradicating whatever negativity I was holding.  My gloomy Monday became sunny all at once, and I understood that, while the world is indeed filled with challenges, we all have this incredible power to transform each others days and lives, and in the most simple way.

Thank you very much, Ashley.

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