No-one is so wealthy that they live an enriched life without a smile. And, for sure, a poor person’s life will be better for the gift of a smile.
Smiling is a language that is understood all around the world. It is helpful in business and in nurturing new friendships. Smiling brings hope, to those who have none and it can be the motion that calms a troublesome situation.
Keep a smile with you at all times and share it with everyone you meet. Smile at every stranger. Well, why wouldn’t you? A smile is free and you’ll never know how your small action may have affected that person’s day for the better.
It’s impossible to smile and not feel more relaxed and at peace with the world. Try it. Lift the corners of your mouth and smile a fake smile. I bet within seconds, it will feel genuine and your heart will be lighter.
So next time you see someone who looks like they are too tired or stressed to smile for themselves, why not share one of yours? Your smile might well give them the energy to smile back or to take a smile home to share with someone they love.
Sometimes the memory of a smile can last forever.