Thursday, May 6, 2010

Simple gesture

Today, as I drove down the street a little boy waved at me very happily, asking for nothing but a smile in return. He was the very picture of innocence on a spring day, so welcome to my heart, so awestruck I am still by his simple gesture. Life's greatest pleasures are around the next corner!

--By Ron Cooper

84 comments:

  1. So sweet!

    Thanks for letting me know that you follow. I didn't see you on my list of followers so I missed your blog.

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  2. What a nice sentiment. Thanks for stopping by the Yellow House! I'm already a follower and enjoy reading your blog!

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  3. Shell & YHK, Thanks to you both for stopping by; have a restful weekend!

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  4. What a great sentiment. I'm following you now.

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  5. Hi Ron!! Haven't been here for a while, and thought I'd drop in for Friday Follow! :) So true...it's amazing what a smile can do for you.

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    Tree (aka Mother of Pearl)
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  6. That's so great to recognize these little wondrous things. Thanks for stopping by and I'm your newest follower.

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  7. Hi Ron!

    I just gave you an award! Come and get it! :D

    http://imafulltimemummy.blogspot.com/2010/05/versatile-blogger-award.html

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  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    I'm your newest follower from Friday Follow. Have a wonderful day!

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  9. Thanks for visiting my blog and following me. I'm following you now and I mean that sincerely. I'm moved by your writing, its simplicit and moving power. I need a quick read of uplift every day so I'm hoping you post often. We need more blogs like this if you ask me...something to slow us all down from our busy lives. http://hauplight.blogspot.com/

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  10. Thanks for the follow. I'm following back!!

    Have a great weekend.

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  11. To my new followers: Welcome, and thanks for your nice comments!

    @ Tree: Good to see you again here, and hope you are well :)

    @ Haupi, Wow, thanks for the compliments...glad you get something of value when you visit my blog :)

    @ Full-time mummy, I am speechless, I definitely will check out your site soon. Thanks so much :)

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  12. Great post! I love the small things that make us smile.

    I am following you back.

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  13. Love it! I could picture the little boy.;-)

    Thanks for stopping by. I am now following.

    Blessings,
    Cheryl

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  14. HI Ron droppin in to say thanks for the follow. SO true. My daughter asked why people walking wave at cars and I told her it's because they are being neighborly. something the whole world needs to remember to be
    following you back

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  15. Following you now as well! Children are so innocent. Hard to realize one day they'll be old enough to know how the world really works!

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  16. that is indeed uplifting :)

    im already your follower Ron :)

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  17. Thank you for visiting. I am following you now as well. Looking forward to reading. Blessings!

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  18. Thanks so much for following Twee Poppets! I'm following you back. Happy Friday!

    http://tweepoppets.blogspot.com

    Don't forget to stop by Twee Poppets on Tuesday to join in the new Tuesday Tag-Along blog hop!

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  19. I'm following you now. What a beautiful and true post. Enjoy the weekend!

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  20. Following you back! Great blog!!
    Jennifer @ The Craft Barn
    http://www.thecraftbarn-ny.blogspot.com

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  21. Thanks, everyone, enjoyed reading your comments...come back soon :)

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  22. Hi

    I'm following you back from makeupthoughts.blogspot.com...:)I look forward to catching up on your posts...! Thanks for stopping by my blog...

    Dee

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  23. It's amazing what a simple gesture can do!

    Thanks for stopping by. I'm already following but I did drop by your other blog.

    Have a great weekend! :)

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  24. I remember one time when I was out running and a little four-year-old boy watched me chug down the sidewalk. He was very serious when he asked me this: "Why are you running?" Everything is so innocent to young kids, isn't it?

    Thanks for the follow, and I'm looking forward to reading more of your thoughts!

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  25. following you !:)

    http://www.bellasbeautyspot.com

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  26. Thanks for following our Take It From Me Blog! We are now following you and would love for you to come enjoy our Welcome Wednesday next week. We love learning and sharing fun blogs like yours!!

    Jaime & Kristin
    Take It From Me: http://takeitfrom-me.blogspot.com/

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  27. Such an enchanting poem, Ron. How true that the smallest things can give the greatest joys especially when offered so sweetly and generously.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Loved this.

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  28. Happy Friday Follow! Love your writing. Smiles and waves really are the nicest gestures we can offer anyone. They cost us nothing, but can be worth so much.

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  29. Thanks for the follow! I'm now following your blog.

    Tiffany @ young wife and mom

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  30. Hi! Already a follower, just dropping in to say hi!

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  31. Thanks, all...sure appreciate your visit :)

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  32. @ Katie, loved your story of the innocent little lad posing that question. Thanks for sharing :)

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  33. Hi Ron! Following you back from FF! What inspirational posts! I'm definitely coming back. Hope you stop by again too!

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  34. thanks for following my blog! following you back. its nice to know men blog too. I dont see it too often. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  35. Stopping by from FF...Thanks for following my blog. Following thru GFC. It's nice to see such possitive posting.

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  36. Michelle, Jenilee and CM: Great to have you aboard, and many thanks for your compliments :)

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  37. Great piece! Thanks for swinging by Between the Lines. I actually already follow you. I also blog at A Writer's Road, and I found you there!. Keep up the great writing! :)

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  38. Children are angels and can warm any cold heart...lol. new follower
    www.shellybellysboutique.blogspot.com

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  39. What a wonderful post to start my Mothers Day weekend with!!
    Thank you for the follow! Am a follower of you too!!
    Lisa
    Kidcessory Haven

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  40. It's true that the most beautiful things in life are just that simple.

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  41. Shelly, Toni, KH and Kel, Sure feels good to get so many visitors saying such nice things...have a great weekend and Mother's Day :)

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  42. Dear Ron,
    I am so sorry about the passing of your mother.
    Do stay bless.
    hugs
    shakira

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  43. Thanks S&S, I appreciate it.

    Shakira, You are so kind, I so appreciate your sentiments. R

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  44. I like your quotes...this one is very sweet..Love it. I have seen your comments around but this is my first time on your blog.
    Love it!
    following you back!
    XOXO
    Frenchy

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  45. Thanks for visiting! I follow you on GFC and NB. Have a great weekend!

    http://hsuperparents.blogspot.com

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  46. Thanks for the visit on FF. I've followed you back. You asked what inspires me? The beautiful comments left by bloggers. It really does. Thanks for sharing.

    Anne-Marie

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  47. Frenchy, HSU and A2Z, Nice to see you all here, and many thanks for your beautiful words.

    @ Frenchy: Please give my regards to your husband...the Amber Alert system that he developed has made a profound and beneficial impact on the lives of many families :)

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  48. Thanks for the visit and follow! By the way, I followed back too!

    It's me Mommy Rubz.

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  49. Thanks, MR, and happy Mother's Day!

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  50. Nabukov would like this one... Seriously though, what nice bite-sized bits of inspiration you have here! I also like the play with words "by Ron" and "Byron". Breezy stuff. You've made a follower of me.

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  51. I was just in a panic. I couldnt remember what the name of your blog was in my dashboard and im like ahhh whered he go. when i clicked on inspire it showed me that the most recent blog was 4 weeks ago so im like thats not right... 10 minutes later i just clicked on inspire just to see and sure enough this is it. And again, a nice write :)

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  52. PC and Joe, Thanks for your great comments. Sure makes a guy blush :)

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  53. Thanks for following. I'm your new follower from Friday Follow.

    Love the story about the little boy. Sometimes it really is the simplest of things that warms our hearts.

    Hope you have a great week!

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  54. Thanks, MK, you are absolutely right :) Have a great day, week, month!

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  55. it really is the little things in life :) so sweet!

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  56. Ron: I have no idea how you stumbled on our blog but we are thrilled that such an optimistic, inspirational blogger with such a fan base visited Greensboro Daily PHoto!!! Also glad you know your autos and trucks. We love to post 'em but can't always identify them. You are our smile for the day!

    Jan
    GDP

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  57. Thanks, Jan, I love your enthusiasm! I found you thru Ruby Tuesday if memory serves me. I love that site and all other photo blogs. My wife and I have a photo blog called Creative Focus, and hope to see you around!

    Ron

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  58. Hi Ron,
    It was nice to see you at my humble blog.
    I love this post; it instantly reminded me of a summer day several years ago. We were taking our kids home from camp and passed a house on a rural road with a little boy sitting outside selling lemonade.

    Something about the sweet scene made me want to go back. I asked Ralph to turn the van around. He did, I got out and bought paper cups full of lemonade from the boy, whose mother was peeking out from the front door.

    Thanks for sparking a memory!

    I'm glad you found me through Ruby Tuesday; this way now I've found you.

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  59. A smile can turn a day around, a life around, maybe someday a world! Sweet post!

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  60. @ Patti, Boy that was a great memory you shared. Sounds like such a simple thing changed your life!

    @ Coralie, Wow, what a nice comment :)

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  61. So simple and so true!

    Sweet!

    Following from FF!

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  62. Thanks for stopping by, Emily!

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  63. I love this! That could have been my son. It makes me happy to hear that he could be spreading joy and all this time I worried about him bothering people. :(

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  64. Great comment, Lee-Ann. Kids are a blessing :)

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  65. simple things and simple gestures are the ones that makes us truly happy..sometimes people just don't feel it...nice words Ron..keep posting!

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  66. you have lots of beautiful words here..thanks for sharing!

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  67. Rubz and Webblogirl, Thanks for stopping by and saying such nice things...have a great day :)

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  68. I know what you mean. Except the little boy in our neighborhood always wants me to rev the engine on my motorcycle when I go by:)

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  69. :) You made me smile on that one, Barbara...that's kinda touching!

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  70. Yes they are just around the corner. Mostly small, subtle things, but with the greatest power to make us happy.

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  71. I love the simple smile of a child, offered in sincere friendship. The word sincere is almost directly from the latin roots meaning,"without wax". In this day and age of "plastic smiles" a child's innocence reminds us of what is real. You say alot in very few words. Rosemary

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  72. Hi Amila
    Hi Rosemary

    Thanks to you both for your wonderful comments. Let's praise the innocence of youth!

    Ron

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  73. I love this thought. Thanks for sharing.

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  74. The simplest things are often the ones that make the biggest impact on our lives or day.

    Thank you for following my blog.

    Kimberlee, from www.TheSpunkyDiva.blogspot.com

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