Friday, February 6, 2009

Sometimes Just The Right Smiling Face Can Promote A Random Act Of Kindness

So my friend and I went shopping at Walmart the other day.


It was a bitterly cold and windy day, so we decided to go and get our shop on at the world's largest retailer.


From the moment we entered the store, we were greeted with a smile and a friendly hello from the official store greeter.


We began browsing the aisles, chatting and laughing as we shopped.


The happy feel good vibe seemed to be contagious.
It was almost as if everyone else in the store was feeling it too because as we looked around, the other shoppers were grinning and smiling at us and it felt like some were even laughing with us as we walked away.
I guess the idea of two good friends having a good time has that effect on other people.



With the all bargians and low prices at Walmart, it was hard not to be completely giddy about the savings we got that day.



We continued on shopping but noticed were attracting more and more people, giggling and smiling so we decided to return the favor, giggling and smiling right back. We said hearty hello's and good afternoon's to everyone we encountered. The idea that a simple smile could spread so much kindness was intoxicating and it made our shopping trip a most enjoyable one.



Maybe it was the sunny yellow dress I was sporting that afternoon because they say that wearing a happy color can influence your mood and the mood of those around you. If this is the case, then I wish I could bottle the positive effect my yellow dress had on everyone. I'd be rolling in the dough.


I can't really say for sure what it was about that day, but the good karma gods were certianly smiling right along with us and it was great!
We wanted to remember the feeling and our magical shopping trip so my friend snapped this picture of me in my happy yellow dress as we were checking out so we would be able to look back and re-live that moment in time. Look closely and feel the power of a happy ending!








Remember, a smile is just a frown turned upside down!

Make someone smile today! Happy Friday!! :)

23 comments:

Piece o' Coconut Cake said...

Is that a smiley face ppeking through "your" dress, Candy?

Bella@That damn expat said...

Hahahaha

That's what you get for shopping at Walmart. Justice is swift.

Cheryl said...

I bet it wasn't karma at all. It was those underpants. Why wouldn't you smile when your underpants are.

Dr Zibbs said...

Haha. Good one.

Heff said...

Lol ! I'm guessing Wal-Mart churned a little reefer smoke through the air ducts to enhance your shopping experience, as I've NEVER been a happy Wal-Mart shopper. Did you spend a lot of time on the snack isle ? That would be a good indicator.

SkylersDad said...

That was wonderful!!!

Lisa said...

rofl. I've never had that much fun at Wal-Mart

slopmaster said...

that's kind of hot..

ha, I'm not sure if that's what they were laughing at, but it's cool that they were laughing with you not at you...

I'm thinking of a dare right now... :)

Cowguy said...

That picture and your story reek of total awesomeness. 9.8!

It's spread to here as well cause I'm sitting here laughing.

J.

TROLL said...

Grrrherhahahahahaaha. Do those glow-in-the-dark?

Cora said...

Oh no! Where's a slip when you need one, huh?

Gwen said...

Classic! I love you for just owning those undies, let alone displaying them at Wal-Mart!

pistols at dawn said...

This is why I always go commando in light skirts.

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Ok, for the record: that is NOT a picture of me.

I have yet to reach that superior level of accessorizing.

Vodka Mom said...

I am laughing my ass off!!!

oh shit - that is SO something I would do!!!

MilesPerHour said...

I love people who can laugh at themselves. I know I dish it out myself so I better take it. And boy do I get it!

Sassy Britches said...

Oh, to be able to spread glee like that to fellow shoppers! I might have to shop in the little girls' section but it would be worth it!

pure evyl said...

And now I'm smiling. Thanks.

~E said...

Normally when people are smiling and giggling at me, it means my fly is down or a boob has decided to come out and say hi.

Im glad in your case it was all just a matter of positive thinking.


uh...yeah, positive thinking...that's it!

mike said...

I read this whole post thinking I would get to see an actual picture of you in a sunny yellow dress. It only just occured to me that it's February and that I am an idiot. A wishful thinking idiot.

Dr Zibbs said...

Candy, I came back to see this post because I saw this picture on the blog The List of The Day and was thinking someone stole your picture.

Now I see in the comments that it wasn't really you.

Just looking our for you.

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Thanks Zibbsy! Thats very sweet. I got your back too

Fancy Schmancy said...

OMG, I have those panties, too! What a coincidence, I got them in the Walmarts plus size section!