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People Love Smiles

Have you ever noticed that if you are having a bad day that it can improve almost instantly with a joke or even a smile? People love smiles as it always brightens their day. The best is that it is free.  Giving a simple smile to another person when they hold the door for you makes their day.  The people with the angry looks just look away.  They want to remain mad and simply do not care.  Yet, we all need positive days.  There are people who are going through extremely rough periods.  They need to be cheered up.  Sometimes just a simple gesture can help make their day somehow go slightly smoother.  We never know what others are going through. They could have a sick or possibly dying parent or relative. They may be coping with a family member who has Alzheimer’s or dementia. Either disease if extremely difficult for the family. It is literally heartbreaking.  I remember the first time a client talked to me about her husband who was in assisted living as he had dementia.  She said it made her cry every day when she went to visit him and he had no idea who she was.  Her story was sad and what was worse was that she was bitter and angry while talking to me over the phone.  It did have a profound effect on me.  My dearest friend’s mother had Alzheimer’s. When my son and I went to visit her before we moved to Ireland so my son could attend college, my friend and I went shopping as I did not have any winter clothes.  I had lived in the western part of the United States so long that it just wasn’t necessary.  My son agreed to stay as everyday her mum went to senior daycare.  Before we left to go shopping I had made an Irish bread so her mum could eat it when she returned home.  My son stayed happily and read the day away. When the bus arrived, he went out the door to greet her.  What was amazing was that she knew who he was instantly.  She told him he had grown since she last saw him! He happily made her tea and Irish bread and she was fine sitting at the table playing solitaire while he read until we returned.  She did not recognize me and only some of the time remembered her daughter or her husband. It was a good day, though. However, she did love the smiles every time we all spoke to her.  Don’t you agree that people love smiles? The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website www.goodgusbooks.com along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Now available audio and videos for the Good Gus series on YouTube! Digitizing for all the books are available now on YouTube! “Misplaced Trust” is now available on Amazon in e-book form. It is also available digitally at www.misplacedtrustbook.com. If you are thinking of a Will or a Living Trust, “Misplaced Trust” will give you the information you need to make an informed decision. Please check me out on IHeart radio. “The Special Gift” is now available at the Morgan Mill Mail/UPS.

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