shiny happy people

On my drive back from town today an elderly lady was smiling and waving at everyone driving by. I waved and laughed. I wondered if she was crazy.  Then I wondered why I wondered she was crazy. What is wrong with smiling? And waving? It made me happy and wave back. That’s making the world a better place.

Why are we suspicious of smiling happy people?  Remember when the pandemic started and how we tried to cheer each other up? Neighborhood concerts? Clapping? Banging pots and pans to thank essential workers.  That was a wonderful example of the best of the human spirit.

So, I think she just wanted to pass joy to all the tourists driving back and forth to the beach.  I just read a blog post from a new person I met from blogging here. They talked about the power of smiling. That even when life is rough, you can take action. Even the smallest step. Smile.

Maybe that woman knows something. Smile and the world smiles with you.  We call crazy whatever is scary, new, different but maybe it’s the most sane thing.

That’s the type of world I want. Smiling and Waving. I promise to wave back.

About CJ

I was a Spanish teacher for 5 years in the Public School system in 3 different states. I homeschooled and taught at a democratic free school. I heard about cohousing in 2010 and wanted to move in right away. I met a group building one in 2018 and got to move in the summer of 2019. It only took a year to want out.
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