Sometimes we don’t realize how much just a smile and simple hello can mean to the person receiving it.

On your routine morning stop at your local Kroger Starbuck’s for coffee, you say hello with a smile to an older gentleman sitting at a table having his morning coffee while reading the news on his iPad. Since this is your daily routine, the gentleman becomes more familiar and the two of you start engaging in a little small talk. Over time, you begin having short 5-10 minute conversations in which the older gentleman, whose name is Mike by the way, tells you that it makes his day when he sees you & your smile walk-in every morning.

So, what started out as just a smile and a simple hello has now turned into a friendship that has touched the lives of two people.

What we think of as just a smile, is a gift that God has given us to share with others.