Starting a Smile Chain
--by makikatta, posted Jun 4, 2018
I was giving up on breathing fresh air until I got to university, when a young man just kind of twisted himself around to reach the window and open it for me. He seemed almost surprised when I smiled at him: at first, he mirrored my smile hesitantly, but when he realized that my smile was - in fact - directed at him his whole face brightened.
It was such a simple act, but it turned my day around. It isn't the first time that a smile changed my mood so radically, and all because of a stranger.
That's why I started leaving little smiley notes around town, and created "La Catena del Sorriso - The Smile Chain", a Facebook page where I hoped my fellow citizens (of Genova and of the world) could see, give and receive smiles. That's what brought me here...I was looking for inspiration and I found this wonderful place. Thank you!