Today was a shopping day for me. You know, the usual — groceries.
But that doesn’t mean I can’t spread cheer on an otherwise ordinary day.
My goal for today was to make someone smile. Not just any someone, but someone I have never met and someone who could really use a smile.
I had my plan.
So, off I went on my errand running for the day. I knew exactly the place I would deliver my smile.
I stopped by the dollar store on the way to the grocery store. Did you know they have happy face balloons at the dollar store? It practically waved at me. I picked up a happy balloon and headed to my destination.
Near a grocery store that I frequent, there is a senior living facility. I have passed that place so many times, and hardly ever give it a second look. But not today. Today, THAT was my destination.
I parked and walked in to the front desk. I asked if there was anyone that could use some extra cheer, and the receptionist pointed me to the lobby.
I saw a good-ol’ gal sitting in a chair. Certainly, she could use some cheer.
I smiled and said hello. Said I would like to deliver some happiness, handed her the balloon and a card and had a little talk. She was smiling. She liked the surprise.
She asked me for a hug!
How can I say no to a hug?
I LOVE hugs!
I smiled and gave her a hug. My heart pounded with happiness knowing that, even something so small, gave her joy.
Oh yes, I am hooked.
Happiness is contagious.