Thursday, 28 October 2021

Smile

Someone else found this gorgeous quote by "It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living."

I was walking past the garden where I always stop to smell and photogragph the roses when on my dog walks and the couple were working in their yard. I told them how I always stopped and smelled their fragrant flowers and they were truly beautiful. The woman, a little confused at first, either because of her grasp of english or my mask mumbling, broke into a beaming smile. She thanked me and was clearly chuffed.


I had really only said something because I always worry they'll catch me leaning over the fence to take photos & get annoyed, but it turned into such an uplifting moment for me too. 







I guess it is always worth the time to tell people a compliment.


Linking with  #WordlessWednesday and #GardenAffair

loopyloulaura


23 comments:

  1. Lovely quote and I love the flowers. They made me smile.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

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  2. Beautiful roses! Indeed, a smile or a few words can make your day! Thank you for sharing this lovely story!

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  3. Lovely! And yeah, we gardeners are usually flattered when people stop to smell our flowers. You probably made her day.

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  4. Beautiful flowers and lovely story. The roses look like they're smiling too. Thank you for your #weekendcoffeeshare.

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  5. Such a beautiful moment for the three of you! And for all of us who read this.

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  6. This post definately made me smile, thank you#kcacols@-karendennis

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  7. I agree, I don't think we compliment people enough. Sometimes we might be too focused on other things. A great reminder, thank you. The flowers are gorgeous, I wish my garden would look like this! #KCACOLS

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  8. Those are beautiful roses. I think people plant their gardens for themselves, but when strangers stop to appreciate them it's an added bonus. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS.

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  9. I agree. It's always great to compliment people. To take time to say something kind. I always try to find something to compliment someone about when I'm at work.

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  10. Roses always remind me of my childhood as my mum always grew them in our garden, I can almost smell them now. She would have appreciated anyone showing appreciation x Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS.

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  11. Never underestimate your ability to make somebody's day. Great post and reminder #KCACOLS

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  12. Oh I love this! Something you thought was so small turned out to make a big difference to her! That's awesome! #KCACOLS

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  13. Lovely quote and amazing how you can impact someone's day x #kcacols

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  14. What lovely pictures. Yes, a small gesture can completely change your whole day #KCACOLS

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  15. Yes, let's be generous with our compliments!

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  16. Oh that is such a beautiful quote. A sunny smile can really make such a difference. What a lovely moment in your day and those roses really are beautiful. #MischiefandMemories

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  17. Ahhh what beautiful photos and that quote is just so uplifting! Thank you for joining us for #mischiefandmemories x

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  18. These flowers are just beautiful. Thanks for sharing with #MischiefandMemories

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  19. A quick hello and a smile can go a long way. We have no idea what battles people are facing so a cheerful greeting can make all the difference and makes the giver feel good too! Thanks for linking up with #MischiefAndMemories

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  20. Do you now what I like most? The light from their eyes when they heard something nice, or even they see a smile.
    Lovely roses, a beautiful Nature creation! Thank you for offering these beautiful images in the game!
    Happy WW and a fabulous week!

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  21. Such a beautiful post x #mischiefandmemories

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  22. Beautiful post ! The quote in the beginning is very thoughtful . I can almost smell the roses. Thanks for sharing with Garden Affair.

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