Smiles are free!


Or should be. A smile doesn’t have to be earned. Oh yes, some people make you work for them, but really? Why?

When a random smile can change someone’s day, why would anyone be stingy?

A few days ago, I happened to be sitting in a hospital’s physiotherapy gym, where several people were going through the exercises assigned to them, and one lady was learning how to take hard, hard steps with a walker. I was watching her progress and silently rooting for her–when I was supposed to be chatting with someone else–and when the lady with the walker looked up, I smiled in encouragement.

What had been a dour, or possibly sad face to that point suddenly lit up with a beautiful smile. She’s a stranger, one I’ll never likely see again, but my smile moved her, and hers moved me, and it cost neither one of us anything.

And it lasts. I’m smiling now as I write this, and I hope thinking of that moment brightens her day once in a while too.

So smile. It’s free, and they are so darned worth the tiny effort required!

And there’s a bonus too… when you smile, you can’t help but feel better, no matter how your day is going!

head shot from RWA14Kathryn Jane has yet another new book about to hit the shelves, this one is a Women’s Fiction, with twists and turns that will keep you turning pages and cheering for the characters while they pull themselves up by the boot straps…and the ending will make you cry happy tears!


Soul-destroying questions and equally stunning answers have Dusty digging deeper than she ever thought possible, and when she discovers her Self in an entirely foreign landscape, she begins anew, more determined than ever to achieve her lifelong dream.

From shattered dreams to incredible joy.

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11 Comments Add yours

  1. Lovely post! Thanks for brightening up the day, Kathryn 🙂

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  2. vicki says:

    Congratulations, Kathryn, on the new book. I love Women’s Fiction. So glad you smiled at the lady. Every little success in therapy should be celebrated and you gave her that. So big smile for you.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Kathryn Jane says:

      Thanks Vicki, and her smile is still with me too. She was working very hard to gain what seemed like a tiny accomplishment, I was so happy for her success!


  3. Sandy Tilley says:

    It’s amazing how contagious smiles can be. I was a teacher for many years. I found that if I smiled, my students usually smiled, too. Made for a great atmosphere for teaching middle school. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Kathryn Jane says:

      Smart! I bet you were not only successful, but a favorite teacher too 😀


  4. I love the saying, ‘smile and the world smiles with you’ 🙂
    Congrats on your new release, Kathryn, love that cover!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Kathryn Jane says:

      Thanks, Jacquie! Yes, another Kim Killion home run for me!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. LD Masterson says:

    Congratulations on INTO THE SUNRISE. And I’m smiling at you.


  6. marsharwest says:

    Hey, Kathryn. Love this post. You are so right. Smiles can change the world, one person at a time. Thanks for this. Looking forward to your latest, but don’t forget to write you super paranormal romantic suspenses. My favorites. 🙂 I’ve shared.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Kathryn Jane says:

      Thanks, Marsha, and don’t worry, the next book of the Intrepid Women series is in the works 🙂


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