“A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.”
William Arthur Ward
By Samantha McKenzie
They say eyes are the window to the soul, but that smile of yours is pretty powerful too.
A nice smile costs us nothing. It takes seconds to give away and adds years to our lives.
I’m not referring to the fake smiles we put on when feigning politeness. Or the plastered grin that appears when we’re shaking the hand of someone we dislike. I’m talking about that genuine, so nice to see you, I’m just happy to be here smile that warms any atmosphere. Those are the smiles that are simply priceless.
Smiling is good for you too. It makes you feel happier and more confident about yourself. It’s said to make you look younger and more attractive as well. So why aren’t we doing it more often?
Sometimes I let things get so cluttered in my mind that I don’t realize how distracted I am. I’m moving through my day at warp speed and I forget to breathe in my current surroundings and stay focused on the present. It’s a terrible habit that robs us of more happiness.
When we are smiling, we bring joy into any room we enter. Our smiles are so powerful that they can change the environment, redirect sadness and create a safe place for those around us. And it’s contagious!
I won’t pretend that we will have the capacity to smile all of the time. That’s not even a realistic goal. But we can, as often as we like, multiply the number of times we share one. If not for yourself, then for someone else. It can make someone’s day and open doors we didn’t think we could get in.
Try waking up in the morning and smiling at yourself in the mirror. Smile at your waitress or the sales person you see tomorrow. Smile gently at the person standing next to you on the elevator (not too long, because then that’ll make it creepy). I sometimes smile when I remember a silly joke or when I smell a familiar scent. It makes me grin.
Smile because you have something good going on in your life.
Smile because it lights up a room.
Smile because it warms a heart.
Smile because it makes you even more beautiful.
14 Comments Add yours
Hi i am kavin, its my first time to commenting anywhere, when i read this
paragraph i thought i could also create comment due to this brilliant post.
LikeLiked by 1 person
Nice post. I learn something totally new and challenging on websites I stumbleupon everyday.
It’s always useful to read through articles from other authors
and use something from their sites.
I blog often and I really appreciate your content.
The article has truly peaked my interest. I’m going
to take a note of your site and keep checking for
new information about once per week. I opted in for your Feed too.
LikeLiked by 1 person
Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say
that I have truly enjoyed browsing your blog posts.
In any case I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon!
Wow, incredible weblog layout! How lengthy have you
ever been blogging for? you made running a blog look easy.
The entire look of your website is fantastic, let alone the content!
Howdy, i read your blog from time to time and
i own a similar one and i was just wondering if you get a lot of spam comments?
If so how do you protect against it, any plugin or anything you can recommend?
I get so much lately it’s driving me crazy so any support is very much appreciated.
Greate article. Keep posting such kind of information on your site.
Im really impressed by your blog.
Hi there, You have done a great job. I will certainly digg it and individually suggest to my friends.
I’m confident they’ll be benefited from this web site.
I’m really impressed with your writing skills as well as with
the layout on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself?
Anyway keep up the nice quality writing, it’s rare to see a nice blog like this one nowadays.
I always spent my half an hour to read this website’s content every day along with a cup of coffee.
Wonderful blog! I found it while browsing on Yahoo News.
Do you have any suggestions on how to get listed in Yahoo News?
I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there!
Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I truly appreciate your efforts and I
will be waiting for your next post thank you once again.
Hi there! I know this is somewhat off-topic but I needed to ask.
Does building a well-established blog like yours require a massive
amount work? I’m completely new to blogging however I do write in my diary daily.
I’d like to start a blog so I will be able to share my experience and feelings online.
Please let me know if you have any suggestions or tips for brand new aspiring bloggers.
Good article, thanks.
Really wonderful visual appeal on this site, I’d rate it 10 10.