I know I'm overdoing it on the posts today, but I'm just catching up!!
When you driving around cities it is not an unusual thing to see homeless people holding signs begging for food, work, help, or money. Driving around San Diego was no different. We often saw people walking up and down the median with a sign. On our way home from the beach we pasted one such man and I didn't give him much notice. Just as we were passing him I glanced at his sign that was just about as wide as he was long which simply stated, SMILE. I was a little surprised and a smile crept onto my face. I then looked up at his face and he was wearing the biggest, sincerest, cheeziest smile, the equal of which I've only seen on children. I broke into a giggle!! It was so funny. Dallas just turned to me and said, "It Worked."
It is funny how this man who I will never see again touched me so easily. It shocked me and I think I laughed about it all the way back to the campsite. He certainly made me smile and I think I smile every time I remember it.