There is Power in a Smile

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty 0575737

Girl SmileOne of the joys of working in the real estate business is you get to immerse yourself in a sea of humanity. It is definitely a people business.

I remember other great people watching places in life like McDonald's, the grocery store, the mall, and one of the best places to see people is at the airport.

That said, you learn with people they all have their daily ups and downs. But you catch a glimpse every once in a while of the magic that is life and that is the exchange of a smile.

THERE IS POWER IN A SMILE.

Whether you give yours or you receive one, for one brief moment the spirit is uplifted.

So don't be stingey with any of your smiles. Get out there and give them and make the world a BRIGHTER place.

Here's one for you today...

Have you ever wondered what idiots look like? Well wonder no more----

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Gary Woltal
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Cynthia: Here's one back at you  : ))
Jan 24, 2008 11:32 PM #12
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Marey Hoeppner
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Gary, a smile says more than a single word does. I would rather be like those idiots right now than freezing my rear end off and trying to hybernate! lol At least I think I would.
Jan 25, 2008 12:08 AM #13
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Teri Eckholm
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Kids always have such beautiful smiles...We do need to use them more often. That group at the bottom made me smile and think of my husband's saying, "It is natures way of weeding out the idiots!"
Jan 25, 2008 12:24 AM #14
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Julie Neerings~Lifting Hearts ♥ Building Dreams~
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Gary~There is nothing more refreshing and heartwarming than a smile.  Sometimes it's interesting to watch people and when you make contact, send them a smile. Not always do they know how to react. 
Jan 25, 2008 12:33 AM #15
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Latonia Parks
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Gary, I always look forward to reading your posts.  I am happy to report myself as a giver and a taker of smiles.  It makes the day of so many.
Jan 25, 2008 01:16 AM #16
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Jody Deeds
Key Realty, LTD - Columbus, OH
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Kids really have a way of knowing when you need a smile/hug.  Us adults could learn a lot from them.

As for the idiots...OMG..what were they thinking.

Jan 25, 2008 04:02 AM #17
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Rob Baldwin
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Gary, you are so right about the smile. I used to work in an airport, and one of my favorite things to do was watch the people and he excitement they had on their faces in anticipation of there big trip. Also thank you for the crazy picture, I will add it to my collection.
Jan 25, 2008 04:08 AM #18
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Mary: Sorry to hear you are hibernating. Spring will be around the corner.

Teri: Evolution eradicates idiots!

Julie: Smile and people will wonder what you are up to.

Latonia: Keep making people's days.

Jody: Children smile so much more frequently than adults.

Rob: Anticipation of the big trip does show people in a charged emotional state I agree.

Jan 25, 2008 09:21 AM #19
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Donna Yates
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Smiles and puppies, just can't lose with either of those!  Yes, I see idiots everyday!  LOL
Jan 25, 2008 10:02 AM #20
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Ginger Wilcox
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My husband is wondering why I busted up laughing.  That picture is absolutely classic.  oh my goodness!!
Jan 25, 2008 12:35 PM #21
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Mike Norvell Sr
Morris Williams Realty - Leesburg, FL
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The little girls smile is great...really great..makes you smile right back...The pool party...well thats just hard to even look at,, the table in the pool has no ice...I looked again...no ice in sight..
Jan 25, 2008 12:46 PM #22
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Kate Elim
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Gary...A smile is a powerful thing.  It is like a yawn.  When you yawn, others will yawn.  When you smile, you can get others to smile.  And what a good feeling that gives you.

Let's all keep smiling...and enjoying our profession.

Cheers,

Kathleen

Jan 25, 2008 01:02 PM #23
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Kate Bourland
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It took me a minute to get what you were talking about regarding the idiots.  I thought it was a ski jump, then I realized what it really was.

brought a smile to my face.  Crazy

Jan 25, 2008 01:05 PM #24
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Donna: Who can't not smile with a puppy in your hands?

Ginger: Idiots are all around us and are hazardous to our health. Stay away from knuckleheads!

Mike: Ice is important at all parties. Even if you will be electocuted!

Kathleen: There I go again, yawning and smiling. Just thinking about yawning makes you do that!

Kate: Weirdos in a pool. Notice none of them were women. That's why men die sooner.

Jan 26, 2008 02:37 AM #25
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Roberta LaRocca
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Gary, Smiles are contagious.  Of course, I had to laugh at the idiots!
Jan 27, 2008 03:21 PM #26
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Gary McNinch
Better Properties Real Estate - Renton, WA
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Gary,

What a sweet smile on that little one.  As for the idiots, I see that even the "adult beverages" they have consumed didn't get them any more brains.

List and Sell (smile all over)  Gary @ RentonHomeFinder

Jan 27, 2008 03:53 PM #27
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Gary, thanks for the laugh, we have seen the bottom picture recently and all we could say is "Surely the other end is not plugged in"  :-) 

I have a new flip video and I've been catching my 10 year old doing the oddest things then putting them on my other blog, talk about a smile, sometimes we get into fun blown laughter, "Laughter is the best medicine" 

Bonnie

TheHomeInspectorsWife

Feb 02, 2008 01:47 PM #28
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Bonnie & Terry Westbrook
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Thanks for the sweet smile, Gary, and of course, we are all smarter than the "idiots" in the pool! The wife that took that picture must have known the life insurance was paid up. Yikes!!
Feb 14, 2008 11:45 PM #29
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Roberta: Idiots are everywhere. Watch out for them, and don't let them spoil your day.

Gary: The adult beverages kill brain cells, it's no wonder.

David: In our family with that old 8 millimeter film we used to run it backwards diving off the diving board in to the pool. Very funny.

Bonnie: Love it about the wife knowing the life insurance is paid up. Notice "she" is not in the pool. The smarter sex??

 

Feb 15, 2008 12:36 AM #30
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Hello Pat: I read this comment at the crack of dawn this morning but had no time to respond as I had to run out the door. I loved that Smile song by the way. It put a big smile on my face. You are very talented with your selections. I truly think you get no sleep.I am down to four hours myself. That new Cowboy has been around. His name is edgy Gary and the readers seem to like him, so his face will have to show up more I suppose. Great Smile song again. I very much liked it.

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