Point blank: Life is too short to frown….besides, the selfish part of me doesn’t want to see you frown.
In this day and age of technology where it seems like everyone, men and women alike, is smiling to themselves to take a selfie, we forget how much a smile can brighten someone else’s day.
Smile. For someone else. Now there’s an idea. You’ll end up with an even bigger smile on the inside.
I felt compelled to write about this today because, in general, I have always thought of myself as an optimistic and positive person but, lately, I don’t know where all that went. Somewhere along the road of life, I let some of that positivity go. Not all of it, but I only allowed it to come around when I was in a good mood, instead of thinking positively to put myself in a good mood every day. Instead of consciously deciding to be in a good mood and optimistic. The day is what you make of it. Right?
So this morning I woke up, thanked Almighty God for another chance to put a smile on His face, and I was determined to have a good day after that. That’s all there is to it. There isn’t a large formula to make it happen. Sure, positive thoughts are involved, but a smile is a smile. A smile is contagious. A smile makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside. A smile will give a jump start to a crabby situation. Sounds good, doesn’t it? I didn’t get braces to have beautiful, straight chompers for nothing!
So…..I DID IT! I’ve done it before, I can do it again. Once I started it’s like I couldn’t stop. Smiling to this person and that person and building up my happiness reserves on the inside to a level that almost seemed ridiculous because I could see it made them smile back. SUCCESS!! That’s the important part. Can I make you smile, even for a second, and make you happy that someone is happy to see you? Nobody could possibly make me upset this morning – not for anything. Genuinely asking how someone is doing and reconnecting with people around the office that I don’t get to see on a daily basis anymore. Not just the usually happy suspects, either. EVERYBODY. Everybody deserves a smile…..yes, they do – stop thinking what I know you’re thinking, THAT person deserves a smile. 😉
Give it a try. Share your smile with someone today. It’s great to smile to yourself and give yourself a boost. It feels good, I know this. Just don’t keep it ALL to yourself.
In honor of my campaign to smile today, I decided to take some selfies – which I almost never do because I feel weird. So, enjoy the peek into my happiness. I didn’t edit or retake a million until I was pleased with the picture I was going to share. I just took a few here and there that I thought represented where everybody else seems to do it…the gym…office desks…the bathroom.