Britta's Letters from (and sometimes about) Berlin
Friday, 19 February 2016
Peace begins with a smile. (Mother Teresa)
"A half dozen recent studies demonstrate the power that a simple positive interaction with a stranger has to make us happier " they write in Psychology Today.
Well - for this Berlin is the right place.
I have lived in many towns and cities - and even succeeded to have wonderful conversations with unbeknown Scots in Edinburgh (while English people had warned me that this would be almost impossible).
I have very interesting conversations in trains.
And in Berlin people very often smile at you often, quite unexpectedly. At first I was really surprised - 'What did they want?' my Northern soul asked cautiously.
They smiled because they are (often) happy and content with there life here.
And I smile back.