The simple act of smiling puts you and everyone else at ease. A smile is full of warmth and is contagious too. Why go around with a frown upon your face showing the world all you detest and just don’t want to face? Why let yourself feel so much misery when a simple smile will just erase?
When you put a smile on your face you are telling yourself that no matter what you have to face that no amount of negativity will invade your space. Your whole body will come to attention of that little smile and will work and feel so much better. You will also start to notice all the beauty and goodness that surrounds you, and life will become a bit easier.
When you put a smile on your face your fear disappears, and you feel confident and sincere. Worry disappears too because how on earth can you worry with that glow you have on your face? And anger? Oh, hell, who has time for that when a smile makes you feel so swell.
Smiling draws others to you because they feel protected and accepted in your presence. There’s nothing like knowing and actually seeing how your smile can make everyone around you–even strangers, feel so much better.
I know there will be days where you don’t want to smile at all but believe me, those will be the days you need to smile the most. Just try it and see how much better you will be. So get that frown off your face and even though it might not make the world a safer, happier, or better place, it sure will improve your outlook on life and everyone else who comes into sight.
“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh