I have stopped watching the news….I have dropped all social media, except for my blog, which I try to keep to positive vibes…. there are a lot of folks in the world, who are everyday folks, just trying to provide food and shelter and love……….they are trying to make a living…….keep their kids educated and basically just take care of their families, without an agenda. Me too. I think there is more of us…. Just trying to live our lives….. So, I would like to take the time to focus today on one elderly gent I spotted in the Plaza Nueva, Bilbao, Spain.
He walked with his head down…..was he thinking about how many times he had been in this plaza and all the things he had seen here? Was he sad? Was he lonely? Did he live in one of the balcony apartments? Was he just out for the newspaper?
Soon, a Scottish marching band showed up in the plaza to do their thing………….A Scottish marching band and dancers….really? I decided to sit and watch the performance and so did my little man……he sat next to me…….. I watched him out the corner of my eye…..and then I decided I would talk to him……He looked at me and didn’t say a thing! Oh no! A gentleman on another bench hollered over the drumbeats, “He doesn’t speak English!” But, he translated for me……Eventually, I asked my new friend, if I could take a close-up photo of him and he said yes.
After I took the photo I showed it to him and his reply? “I should have smiled for you! I often wonder about him……Is he still walking to the Plaza everyday? Does he still have that nice beret? Does he wish he smiled more?
He’s just one person from around the world…..and he made me smile…..
I should have smiled for you, a good thought to remember every day…………
If you would like to share a person from around the world, please comment and link your person from the world…. I’ll post mine on Wednesdays, but you can post whenever! Every week, I’ll include a link to your post on the bottom of my Wednesday post in “Just Another Person from Around the World!” Be sure to add #Just Another Person From Around the World, to your post. What interesting people do you see or talk to? We can meet them, one at a time!