Start with a Smile and Keep it Going!

 Start with a Smile and Keep it Going!




Sometimes, I really enjoy running errands. It’s probably because I don’t view them as chores. (except for the grocery store and post office. Those, I don’t like so much!) I’m generally a happy person, just cheerfully going about my day which every 4 days or so starts with a fill up at my local gas station.

This morning, I had a rather nice time at the gas station. Yes, it is possible! I had to walk into the store to pay for my gas. As I walked in, I was greeted by this happy man standing behind the register.  I said good morning as I approached the counter. After returning my hello, he cheerfully says; “You are smiling. Why are you smiling?”.

Jokingly I replied, “The pump outside doesn’t like my card. I’m coming in here where I know it’ll work.”  * smile*


He came back with: “You are smiling, so it will work.”  * smile *

A fellow employee looked up at him puzzled, yet curious as to why he’d say such a thing to me.

We continued back and forth. Me, talking about sending out positive vibrations into the world and that starting your day on a positive note sets the tone for the rest of the day. * smile  *

He, about smiles being contagious and that’s what keeps the world going. He believes that smiles make the world a better place. * smile *

As I left and turned toward the front door, he called back to me, “Keep smiling!”


And, smiling, I did. I’ve been smiling ever since. I started my day on a good note, and I’ve been having a great day ever since. For a short while, the cashier and I were riding the same wavelength spreading positive energy throughout the store and into the world.  I’m actually still riding that wave as I type this post for you.

So, today, and every day, keep those smiles circulating! You’ll find that not only will you feel good, but you might make someone else’s day too!



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Jodene Brown is an entrepreneur living in Ventura, California who helps others to have a home based businesses and become financially free.

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6 Responses to Start with a Smile and Keep it Going!

  1. Robin says:

    Thanks, Jodene!!! smiling is one of my favorite things!!! I always say…. “smile… people will wonder what you are thinking!” it works!!!

    I am now smiling! thanks!, Momma Robin
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    • jodene says:

      That’s a good one Robin. And…I have noticed that whenever I see you, YOU ARE smiling! Smiles create a better and more welcoming environment. How can anyone possibly be mad or in a bad mood if they’re smiling?! 🙂
      ~ Jodene

  2. Mike says:

    Imagine how that impacted the other employees and customers throughout the whole day. Your smile brightened a lot of people’s lives and rippled around the globe! Thanks for that! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • jodene says:

      You’re right. At that store, the employees were kind of getting a lesson about spreading the joy. I can only imagine how far our smiles were spread that day. Just like a ripple in a pond. Thank you! 🙂
      ~ Jodene

  3. Bobbi says:

    This is a habit I need to work on! I find myself in my own little world so often, thinking 5 steps ahead, and I miss the joys of the moment. But, when I remind myself to smile and pay attention to now, it not only changes my day, but those around me as well. Thank you for the reminder, Jodene!
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    • jodene says:

      That is just beautiful Bobbi. It is so simple, yet can make a huge impact. I just love spreading the joy! It is easy to get distracted and lose track. I’m glad you remind yourself to enjoy your moments! 🙂

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