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She smiled at me

 

And that was all it took

Suddenly,

My head got just a little bit clearer

My heart got just a little less bitter

My day got just a little bit better

 

And I looked up at the sky

Realizing just how beautiful life is

 

I couldn't help myself

And I did the unthinkable

 

I smiled back

 

Then

 

I smiled at the next person I saw

 

I watched as his somber face split into a perfect cocktail

Of

One part Confused

Three parts Happy

And two parts Realization

 

I watched him look into the sky

As his own smile stretched slowly into place

 

I watched his day get just a little bit brighter

His head raise just a little bit higher

His smile get just a little bit wider

 

And

 

I realized that I just changed the world

Just a little bit

 

But maybe that little bit

Is just what the world needs

 

 

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