Sunday, March 25, 2012

It's ok to smile at a stranger

The change I will do is to make smile infectious to create a smiling world. Is there any reason why not to smile at a passerby? We don't do that since we are brought up that way and we pass on the same thing to our kids. It will be a nonsense if we talk of smiling at a street dog or raging bull.It's a funny strange world where a yawn is infectious but not a smile.

Imagine a world where you smile at a police officer who smiles at you, you smile at a public servant who smiles at you, you smile at your strict teacher who smiles at you and you smile at another driver in the signal who smiles at you.

Face without any smile and very serious resembles the rigidity of a mosaic and it shows that the person who bears, is under stress. Since face and mind are related, one affecting the other, the stress is spread to others. Like love, stress gets multiplied when you divide it. One creates stress for others around one and it comes back in full force.

A smile in time can save someone. When you give a smile to someone when it is needed, you may get it from someone when you need it. It doesn't harm to start the day with a smile and end it with another smile. If a smiley is loved much in text  as much as a smiley ball, then there is no reason why a smiling human in flesh and bones can't be loved for the same reason. The greatest friendship begins with a single smile.

A smile brightens the face of both the giver and receiver. A smile from the bottom of the heart shows a positive spirit and creates positive energy. It can help somebody who is low in spirit, tangled in the life's problems, worrying that their personal problems are eternal. Neither their life is eternal nor their problems.

We have heard that the longest English word is smiles, because there is a mile between the two s. It is also the powerful word considering what it means. God gave the ability to smile only to human beings. Let us use that ability effectively to a full extent possible. We give that ability to the animals and birds in cartoons ignoring we need to use graphics to make some humans smile.

Smile a lot it costs nothing. Smile adds beauty to the face. Even our cameras can detect smile. Let our smile not wait for family and friends, let us heal the world and make it a better place by our smiles. Let us be a stress reliever of fellow human beings by our smiles. What you remember when you think of Mother Theresa is her smiling face. Let the world remember us by our smiling faces.

To rephrase Robert Frost's lines, "...Smiles to see before we sleep and smiles to see before we sleep!"
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  1. Very nice. Great sentiment. Smiles to you. One word of caution though - Smile at everyone and everything except sleazeballs who, in their warped minds might think it is a come-on.

  2. Thanks got a point.In today's world alertness is always needed like breathing.

  3. Really a smiley post........:):):)