I am a strong advocate for the value of smiling. Smiling can get all the bad and the wrong and the sad go away – either momentarily or permanently.
Every time you get to the fork in the road where you must choose to either smile or frown, I encourage you to choose the smiley road.
No matter what would pop up along the road, it would look much better and much less scarier than if it was seen on the grumpy road.
This week I had the pleasure to come across a quote by Dale Carnegie, a person I much appreciate:
A smile is nature’s best antidote for discouragement.
It brings rest to the weary,
Sunshine to those who are frowning,
And hope to those who are hopeless and defeated.
A smile is so valuable that it can’t be bought,
Begged, borrowed, or taken away against your will.
You have to be willing to give a smile away
Before it can do anyone else any good.
So if someone is too tired or grumpy to flash you a smile,
Let him have one of yours anyway.
Nobody needs a smile as much
As the person who has none to give.
I love this quote. (Clearly) I couldn’t have said it better… So go ahead and smile!
Do you feel you have the power to choose whether to smile or frown? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below. I’d love to hear what you are thinking – and I almost always reply