13 May


Last week I was in Seattle working a display booth for my company. I was there almost the entire week with a few co-workers and thousands of strangers from different countries. It was a long week spent talking and smiling but a couple of awesome things happened. On the first day I stumbled upon a Facebook post from a good friend and former co-worker who I hadn’t seen in over 10 years. We have kept in touch off and on over the years and when I arrived in Seattle we both realized we were working at the same conference for different companies, what are the chances of that? Seattle also happened to be the same place where we met! Anyhow, we scheduled a dinner together on one of our free night and were able to catch up on our lives, families, and where our careers have led us since being ‘down-sized’ 10 years ago. It is always so great to see and touch base with old friends; a great reminder of how time flies and how different people continually come in and out of our lives at different times.

Another great thing that came to my attention while seeking the magic, once again, was the power of eye contact and a smile. Literally with thousands of people around and hundreds of display booths, people appeared to not want to be bothered. Now I’m not saying there were people who were rushing to get from one place to another, but most people, no matter what country they were from, would stop to talk with just a friendly greeting, a smile, and eye contact. I had several great conversations both business and in general, and overall, people left with an ‘easier’ demeanor and a smile. ‘Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of  love’~Mother Teresa. Sometimes we only get one moment to make a positive impact on someone’s life, don’t you want people to walk away from you with a positive experience? Yes, a smile crossed all language barriers last week. People like contact with other people, they want to talk to someone who will listen and make them feel important, if even for a moment.

Today I wear Tarte LipSurgence Skintuitive Lip Tint in Energy. Now, you all know I love Dior Addict Lip Glow because it feels like a balm but brings out a natural pink shade of your lips, but this Tarte Lip Tint absolutely rivals that! The Tarte Lip Tint brings out a deeper and bolder berry color in my lips and as you know, Tarte has no parabens, phthalates, etc..I think the Dior Addict is more moisturizing but they are both beautiful and since they bring out your natural color, the color is always right for you! Cheers!


6 Responses to “Smile”

  1. Bob Janke May 14, 2013 at 10:45 pm #

    And such a beautiful smile you have, Anna. I’ll always remember that smile when our paths crossed almost daily three years ago. You are an inspiration to all of us who have faced the beast. Got both good and bad news today in Ann Arbor, but will work on the good news first, so that I can face the bad news and deal with that later. Hold them tight and be thankful for every single day. Love Ya’

    • Anna May 15, 2013 at 7:02 am #

      Bob, I’m praying for you. Praying the bad news is not too bad but I do know you are strong!! Rejoicing the good news too! Keep me posted, love ya!

  2. Hilary May 15, 2013 at 3:42 pm #

    Love that story, so true! And very beautiful photo!

    • Anna May 15, 2013 at 6:33 pm #

      Thank you Hilary!

  3. Leanna Vite May 28, 2013 at 4:30 pm #

    Anna while your smile invites and keeps the attention, the warmth of your personality shines with integrity and love! You are amazing and I love you in my life!

    • Anna May 28, 2013 at 7:15 pm #

      Thanks Leanna, love you much!

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