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  • I saw a woman in a stairwell one morning and remembered her face from a local restaurant. She was unloading stock and turned and smiled at me. It was amazing the impact it had on me - it not only lifted my heart but gave me hope that there was someone out there that could take me to such a place.

    Pondering what to do, after several visits to the restaurant that only made me nervous, I decided just to write on a card and I gave it to her with a link to the website that I dedicated to the moment (it had my email address at the bottom of it).

    She said thanks and I never saw her again. I should have just asked her out on a date :)

    What was on the card?



    This was what scared her off.

    what do you do?
    when a woman smiles at you
    and it lifts you so much
    that all you want to do
    is to see her smile again.

    a smile that makes you wonder
    about the magic of the moment.

    not just how gorgeous she was
    but how a simple thing as her smile
    could have such a profound effect on you.

    just a fleeting stairwell moment.

    what do you do?
    if you’re the shy type
    you do nothing.

    frame the smile that lifted your heart
    and move on in your life
    to let the moment pass.

    but I’m finding it hard to let go
    and I don’t want to be silent
    to regret not doing anything.

    to just let you know
    about the beautiful woman
    with the beautiful smile
    as that beautiful woman
    was you.
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