My daughter Kennedi took school pictures this week. As I watch her practice her award-winning smile, I got to thinking; A smile is a powerful tool. It is a warm presence that can make a person’s day! Smile.
Can you recall a memory when a smile changed your day?
I know I can. On days when my world seems upside down, my children’s smiles always put things back into perspective for me. I love their innocence. They say the silliest things with the straightest faces.
Bad days will occur in life. That’s just the way it is. However, you have the power to control how you deal with bad days. The saying: “Stop crying over yesterday and start smiling for tomorrow” makes so much sense to be now that I am an adult. There is always a reason to smile; you just have to find it. In life, we must count each blessing we’re given. The fact that you are reading my blog right now is a reason to smile. It means you woke up today, and you’re alive and breathing! You’ve been given another chance to be great in this world.
Fun Fact: Did you know smiling can be contagious
It can promote assurance and happiness. Have you ever saw a picture of a smiling baby or a happy elderly couple and couldn’t help yourself but to smile?
Taking the time to stop and smile at someone could change their views of this world. I’ve been guilty of prejudging people, thinking they wouldn’t dare smile or speak to me. Then it happens, they surprise me and do the complete opposite. At that point, I’m utterly ashamed and shocked. I’ve learned you cannot judge a book by its cover. It is important to start each day with an open mind and a kind heart.
Disclosure: You will run into people who simply will not smile back after you’ve smiled at them. When this happens, just remember: “Better to be the one who smiled, than the one who didn’t smile back!”
We must be the change, we want in this world! Be the reason someone smiles today!