Smile at strangers – see what happens.

– ”Don’t you have sun in Sweden any longer?”
– ”No, we sold it to Australia for bacon and knackebrod.”

My stepdad is an expert at these comments;
Yesterday he said to me ”You’ve won the World Cup in Jet lag”, and I can see why. As soon as I sit down in the couch I fall asleep, just like that!

I love making people smile.
People here in Sweden are pretty stiff (not all of you).  – ”You shall not go around smiling for yourself, you shall not stand out of the crowd.”
What’s wrong with saying hi to a complete stranger?
Back home we do that all the time. The best thing about morning walks – the ”hellos”, ”good mornings” and all the smiley faces.
Here, it feels like I’m challenging the people I walk by in the streets. If I stare at you long enough maybe you will say ”hi” first. But often I have to do that, otherwise it will turn out to an awkward staring contest and me making my creepy ”Penny-face”. But, they may just need that stare from that special someone (YOU!) to smile back and you’ve given them a little bit of sunshine.

I went to buy lemons at the market the other day and I asked the guy how he was, and he just gave me this weird look with a very quiet ”good….”.
Here I may come off a little bit weird, that’s why Australia suits me. Nothing weird about asking a complete stranger how their day is going.

But, I’m gonna keep doing this because it makes me happy.
And happy = health. This is health to me – making someone smile for just a second, or maybe laugh! And it’s okay if you laugh at me. I will just take it as a compliment.

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Living room by Aryel

My mum has always been an inspiration to me, and now she’s done something amazing again.

She works as an energy therapist and has her own company in a small town called Ystad in Sweden. Here she works with helping people finding the best energy, the positive energy, that they posses and use it to their greatest ability.

Last week she started a ”Living room” in the central part of Ystad where she has a display window where different companies can show the people walking by, what they do for a living.
These companies have one day each to be in this window to introduce themselves and their company.

”– We can have conversations in the window,  do yoga, give financial tips, energy treatment, information, do demonstration and presentation. Only your imagination is the limit.” // Aryel Walett

For instance, my stepdad runs his own security company where he educates security guards, and within the first hour when he was sitting in this window he got a new client that hired him to educate security guards.

On Friday I was in the window getting a massage, and it’s so much fun to see people’s reactions! I love sitting in the window and just wave. And this I’m gonna do on Christmas eve, cause I’m gonna be Mrs. Clause – in the window! So be there!

Aryel Walett driver sitt företag Woman Soul Business i lokalen bakom skyltfönstret. Foto: Pernilla Holmberg