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Sombra
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Consider the Effect
of a smile and wave to a neighbor, the cross walk guard at the school you pass every morning, the mail man, a stranger.
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wave

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 Quoting: Sombra

:-) :peace:
Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune--without the words,
And never stops at all....
Emily Dickinson
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peace

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Born into this World
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And Shift along the Axis
From matter to Spirit
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Well yeah smiles are contagious
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
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"consider the effect"

should probably wear a grill guard.
sounds good and all, if you live in mayberry (sp?). if not do it carefully, people are pretty vicious and paranoid nowadays. a cop might think you're on drugs and end up tasing you to death or something.

if you're a female guys will think you want to mate them, females will become jealous of your free spirit and flog you. if you are a male males and females will think you want to mate with them then kick your face in.

i do smile at people sometimes, i have to, i'm pretty hardcore looking. no tats or piercings or moronic attire
to draw attention to myself. i'm just that way naturally. when i stop off to get gas or something, they are so relieved when i say "15$ worth of gas" they act relieved that i don't have a tommy gun or something, it's fucking annoying, it's every goddamn place i go. anyways , i've learned that with a little friendly reassuring smile
as i come through the door, it sort of puts them at ease.
i'm still pretty annoyed though. oh well, as long as everyone else is happy , that's all that matters.
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Totally agree, OP. So many of our problems boil down to just not being in contact with others around us. Oddly, people will spend hours on the internet chatting...and never talk to their neighbors.

It's a strange, strange world... lol
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Sombra  (OP)

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Totally agree, OP. So many of our problems boil down to just not being in contact with others around us. Oddly, people will spend hours on the internet chatting...and never talk to their neighbors.

It's a strange, strange world... lol
 Quoting: falldown



I know! It is really amazing. I am aquainted with a lot of my neighbors, partly because I walk my dog every day, and partly because I do wave and smile at them. Then we talk or the consider me approachable and let me know if there is some kind of problem. When I lived in a rural area where the nearest neighbor was 1/4 mile away I knew everyone on my street and most on the next few streets down the mountain. We would have huge barbques and people would come from all over. Now, in an apartment, where everyone is on top of each other no one knows anyone.
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i have made many peoples days lol

i wasnt blessed with a beautiful smil for nothing.

i love smiling at the guy who get no attention, his reaction is priceless
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"consider the effect"

should probably wear a grill guard.
sounds good and all, if you live in mayberry (sp?). if not do it carefully, people are pretty vicious and paranoid nowadays. a cop might think you're on drugs and end up tasing you to death or something.

if you're a female guys will think you want to mate them, females will become jealous of your free spirit and flog you. if you are a male males and females will think you want to mate with them then kick your face in.

i do smile at people sometimes, i have to, i'm pretty hardcore looking. no tats or piercings or moronic attire
to draw attention to myself. i'm just that way naturally. when i stop off to get gas or something, they are so relieved when i say "15$ worth of gas" they act relieved that i don't have a tommy gun or something, it's fucking annoying, it's every goddamn place i go. anyways , i've learned that with a little friendly reassuring smile
as i come through the door, it sort of puts them at ease.
i'm still pretty annoyed though. oh well, as long as everyone else is happy , that's all that matters.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 380880



I have never experienced that and I have been friendly to strangers since the first time my friend and I stood on a street corner as children and waved at the cars going by at 5:00. We noticed their demeanor before they saw us, and the change of expression when they saw us. Most waved back with a new smile.

Maybe it is your demeanor, your outward expression of your fears and angers that causes people to be concerned when they see you. It matters to you whether you are happy or not doesn't it? I know some 'jedi mind tricks' that I could teach you if you are interested.
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I know! It is really amazing. I am aquainted with a lot of my neighbors, partly because I walk my dog every day, and partly because I do wave and smile at them. Then we talk or the consider me approachable and let me know if there is some kind of problem. When I lived in a rural area where the nearest neighbor was 1/4 mile away I knew everyone on my street and most on the next few streets down the mountain. We would have huge barbques and people would come from all over. Now, in an apartment, where everyone is on top of each other no one knows anyone.
 Quoting: Sombra

Sounds about right. I'm twisted my neighbors arms just to make sure at least one of us goes to the township meetings and reports back. Most of the time, a few of us go, make a night of it, stop at a local restaurant, hang out with others after the meetings, etc. Similar deal with school board meetings and other things.

Plus, I run 2.5 miles twice a day, so I know many of my neighbors pretty well, and one of my neighbors throws these huge parties a couple times a year. Of course, it's more rural, although not mayberry by any means, so that helps.

Then, as you said, I'll go visit friends in the city, and they live stacked on other people, and they might know a couple other people in their building. Maybe.
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i have made many peoples days lol

i wasnt blessed with a beautiful smil for nothing.

i love smiling at the guy who get no attention, his reaction is priceless
 Quoting: rachel 529732

Yeah, I know the feeling, it's pretty stunning when a woman smiles at me... chuckle
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i have made many peoples days lol

i wasnt blessed with a beautiful smil for nothing.

i love smiling at the guy who get no attention, his reaction is priceless

Yeah, I know the feeling, it's pretty stunning when a woman smiles at me... chuckle
 Quoting: falldown

i know you guys appreciate it lol:)
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This should be an epidemic hf
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This should be an epidemic hf
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I am trying to make it that way. Thanks for the help.

flowers
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This should be an epidemic hf



I am trying to make it that way. Thanks for the help.

flowers
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Same here...it's the little things like this that can really make a difference in the long run, because it inspires others to do the same.
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of a smile and wave to a neighbor, the cross walk guard at the school you pass every morning, the mail man, a stranger.
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Okay. Let me concider.

My wife was nice to my neighbor once. He came over at 1am in the morning drunk thinking my wife wanted to sleep with him.

The crossing guard.

The woman who flipped me off when I stopped to point out she dropped a bag in the road.

The mailman.

Has on earphones for his iPhone and I have to run him down to get him to notice me.

A stranger.

In this neighborhood, any sign of weakness could get you killed.


I have concidered your request.

Catch something that takes twenty years to kill you and has you screaming for mercy in the first five seconds.
If you see something, say nothing, and drink to forget.
Welcome to Night Vale.
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of a smile and wave to a neighbor, the cross walk guard at the school you pass every morning, the mail man, a stranger.


Okay. Let me concider.

My wife was nice to my neighbor once. He came over at 1am in the morning drunk thinking my wife wanted to sleep with him.

The crossing guard.

The woman who flipped me off when I stopped to point out she dropped a bag in the road.

The mailman.

Has on earphones for his iPhone and I have to run him down to get him to notice me.

A stranger.

In this neighborhood, any sign of weakness could get you killed.


I have concidered your request.

Catch something that takes twenty years to kill you and has you screaming for mercy in the first five seconds.
 Quoting: Bob


you know my bf has the same outlook. although sometimes people get the wrong idea i am still alive and it is worth it to make someones day!

sad you live in such a neighborhood, i lived in brookly too lol
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,sincere smiles will warm a personsons heart ,,,,
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06/20/2009 09:48 PM
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... more please.
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You must be southern. Because yankees don't speak to you in public.
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I wave and say "Hello!" to every passerby I see! (which happens to be not very many... I do not go outside too much. haha)
Let There Be Peace
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You must be southern. Because yankees don't speak to you in public.
 Quoting: LHP 705109


... lol, oh yes they do.
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once when we were being punks on the near north side of downtown minneapolis, we passed a stooped down old gramma. I smiled at her and said hello. We continued on our way. She turned around, followed us, stopped us, and thanked me for saying hello. We were all blown away by it and it gives me chills retelling it.

remember the john prine song "hello in there"?
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what the heck:

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of a smile and wave to a neighbor, the cross walk guard at the school you pass every morning, the mail man, a stranger.
 Quoting: Sombra

ok my husband waves at all the women! If I catch one more time he is gonna go liv with that person! LOL!
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This should be an epidemic hf

I am trying to make it that way. Thanks for the help.

flowers
 Quoting: Sombra

By-the-way, Sombra... Very nice post!

flowas
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This should be an epidemic hf
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Wilhelm Reich blamed the rise of totalitarianism on an "emotional plague".

We need to administer the antidote.
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Sombra!
you make my day everyday
you are so beautiful with your sexy sombrero
you are like the froth on my cappuccino
God bless you





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