Posted on 27. Apr, 2011 by Julia Mitchell in Encouragement

Frown and you frown alone, but smile and the whole world smiles with you.

A smile is a wonderful and powerful action. It possesses the ability to uplift, strengthen, and bring immeasurable levels of comfort and joy. It can turn a negative point in time to a positive one in the blink of an eye. The simple act of smiling can change the course of a single moment, or an entire day.

We humans are very interesting creatures indeed. We often are so consumed with ourselves and our problems or concerns that we forget that smiling at another person can lighten both our spirits and theirs. We find it effortless to smile at our friends and family members, but there are so many others who would greatly benefit from this natural gesture as well.

It can be so easy and fulfilling to make it a point to smile at the cashier at the grocery store, our co-workers, and the individuals we pass as we walk down the streets of our neighborhoods. Moods can instantly change for the better, and tension or uncomfortable atmospheres can be lessened to a great degree.  

We are often not aware that smiling at a complete stranger could quite possibly be a life-altering gift to them. Perhaps they were feeling depressed or lonely, yet our smile, at one single moment in time, may have made a world of difference.

Simply put, one small smile can reap enormous benefits to those we come in contact with on a daily basis, or just once in a lifetime.

Make your smile genuine. While it is perfectly possible to crack a smile when you feel terrible, angry, annoyed, or you’re up to something nefarious, a genuine smile is much harder to fake.

Smile with your eyes. A wholehearted smile will naturally draw in the eyes.

I’m sending a smile your way today make sure you pass it on.  Julia  

“Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It may be the only sunshine he sees all day.” H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

About the Author

Julia Mitchell is an online professional networker and a coach. Julia coaches and mentors like minded people to succeed in their chosen field and invites you to join with her.

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