On one side of the country, for over five years, a woman’s body lay nestled in the back seat of a car in a garage, and no one seemed troubled by her absence. In contrast, on another side of the country, for over five years, neighborhood children noticed a woman for her joyful smile and exuberant wave.
Tinney Davidson enjoys sitting in her window smiling and waving at the children who walk past her home to and from school. Not only does she wave at the children, but they also wave back at her.
On Valentine’s Day, Highland Secondary students honored her in a special assembly. Students presented Tinney with a basket of handmade Valentines and showed video clips of them expressing their appreciation of her joyful smile and exuberant wave. Tinney’s small act of kindness brightened their days.
Am I my brother’s keeper? Your brother may be your keeper. Each time your brother smiles at you, it makes a connection with you and generates in you a desire to smile back (Sonnby-Borgstrom, 2002).
How has a smile impacted your life? This is the story in you. Share it.
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InspiredWorld2013. (2013). Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1wWhLzDRIY
Sonnby-Borgstrom, M. (2002). Automatic mimicry reactions as related to differences in emotional empathy. (2002). Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 43(5), 433-443.