A smile costs nothing but gives much. It enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give. It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None is so rich or mighty that he cannot get along without it and none is so poor that he cannot be made rich by it. Yet a smile cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is of no value to anyone until it is given away. Some people are too tired to give you a smile. Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give.
Smile is the best gift nature has given to the human beings. Every one is born in this world to be happy and contented and as a child his life begins with authentic and original smile. This smile, which is a subtle form of the laughter, is visibly seen in a child during his growing years. But after few years living in this world he loses this smile and laughter somewhere. His face becomes grim. There are only handfuls of fortunate people who are able to retain their smile. Why is it happening so? The very basic nature of human beings to remain happy is losing it sheen even in the early years of life! Everyone must ensure that the smile of a child is not lost.
Smile makes you attractive and improves your appearance. In fact, smile is the inexpensive way to change the looks of a person. It helps you stay positive as it changes the mood of the person from negative topositive. Smile has positive effect on physical health and it relieves stress, lowers blood pressure, it acts as a natural pain killer and improves immune system of the body. Those they keep smiling always look younger and smart. Smile is the silent way to say sorry and be apologetic. Therefore keep smiling in all circumstances, be it favorable or adverse circumstances. Learn from a child as he always keeps smiling. A study has revealed a child smiles almost five hundred times a day, a kid of five to six year smiles almost three hundred times a day, whereas an adult smiles only seventeen times a day. Is not it a gloomy picture?
There are different types of smiles. Some people have fake smile which is visible on face only. In this type people pretend to be smiling on their face but internally they keep on thinking differently. Then there is genuine smile, which comes from within. In this type ones eyes start glowing and the entire body is visibly contented. This in fact is true and internal smile. Most of the people have forgotten their original smile and are living on fake smiles. One needs to practice continuously to regain their true internal smile. Here are some tips to keep you happy and contented.
1. Develop a sense of gratitude with whatever is available to you and the nature has provided you.
2. Be thankful to everyone who helps you in this world.
3. Learn to live in present moment. Live it so intensely as if there is no tomorrow.
4. Think positive even if you are passing thru the worst phase of your life. Do not allow negative thoughts to invade your mind. Fill your mind with thoughts of love, peace, co-operation, harmony, success, abundance positivity and understanding.
5. Learn to forgive others.
6. Be one with nature and enjoy its beauty.
7. Own a pet. It helps to keep you happy.
8. Learn to share with others, whatever you can.
9. Learn to recognize happy moments of your life. Make a journal of those happy moments. You must have a good stock of happy moments. Read them regularly. It will keep you happy and smiling.
You can gift a smile to everyone, who comes in contact with you. He may be a stranger, your neighbor, friend, colleague, co-worker, a vendor or anyone. It costs you nothing but has capacity to illuminate life’s pathways. Someone has described smile as the best credit card as
a. It is accepted worldwide.
b. It is auto reloaded.
c. Has unlimited usage.
d. It costs nothing.
e. It makes everyone happy.
It is therefore suggested start your day with a smile and end the same with a smile.
“Peace begins with a smile.” ~Mother Teresa
“Always keep your smile. That’s how I explain my long life.” ~Jeanne Calment
“A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles.” ~William Hazlitt
“People seldom notice old clothes if you wear a big smile.” ~ Lee Mildon
“Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles.” ~ George Eliot
“A smile is the universal welcome.” ~Max Eastman
“No matter how grouchy you’re feeling,
You’ll find the smile more or less healing.
It grows in a wreath
All around the front teeth –
Thus preserving the face from congealing.”
~ Anthony Euwer
“A smile is a facelift that’s in everyone’s price range!” ~Tom Wilson