On my ride this morning, there was no people out. It was very quiet. Just the whiz of my tires on the pavement. It's almost spooky for a town this size to have no one awake at 6:00 a.m.
Then I saw a woman walking her dog. She just kept looking down and the dog plodded forward.
As I turned and went down Hanover I saw another person. A young jogger enjoying the coolness of the morning. With i Pod in had, she paced herself toward me.
And as we passed, she smiled. And it wasn't that "look at the funny old dude riding his bike". It was a pleasant smile. A smile that said "I acknowledge you and it's nice". A greeting smile. Just a happy smile.
A little further up the road, I passed another cyclist. A young woman with a back pack. She looked over and also smiled.
A smile can make a day. It started mine out right this morning.
When things get hectic this afternoon, I'll think of those two girls' smiles. I'll never know their names or probably ever see them again, but I'll remember their smiles.
Pass it on. Smile at someone today. 8^)