"You have the sweetest smile!"
HOW did she react?
"Thank you." She smiled again. She was a bit shy but curious enough to talk to me. (and smile back at me initially!)
HOW did I feel?
Good. The girl was cute! She obviously wasn't sure if she could trust that strange woman complimenting her and telling her about some website. I was happy she told me a bit about herself still. And she even agreed to take a picture!
When I asked her how old she was she said: "Eight. But I will turn nine tomorrow!"
So Elaine, you have a great day tomorrow :)
ANYTHING ELSE (thoughts on the project, changes, observations?)?
This was the second smile compliment in four days- the smiles were completely different ones though. I have realized there is a strong visual focus in the compliments. It's not the easiest thing to find non-visual characteristics in strangers I pass by.
Also I will need to find a healthy amount of energy I put into this project so I won't lose interest and motivation over the course of this year.