12 Jul

I was sitting looking at Facebook this morning when one of those hmmm, moments popped into my head.

Have you ever thought about how many different “Smiles” people express. I know, it is kind of a silly thought but why not write about it…I have seen crazier things expressed. Now let us break down “Smiles” a bit further.

People smile when they are expressing a sentiment of joy or happiness

People smile when someone has just said something that is funny or they are given a wonderful compliment

People smile because their child just took their first step and actually there might even be a tear in this moment 

People smile because they see someone accidentally fall on their backside, even though they are hoping the person did not hurt themselves

People smile when they wake up in the morning and smell the wonderful aroma’s of coffee brewing and bacon cooking…yummy I love bacon!

People smile when they see a baby kitten or puppy doing those silly little things that they do

People smile when their boss has just given them that long deserved raise or even when the person quits the job they hate…it can be a real stress relief 

There are so many reasons why we smile, and I suppose you can see where I am going with this….or maybe you don’t. The best thing about “Smiles” are that they are contagious. If one person see’s someone smile, they are more than likely going to feel that same sensation and smile themselves, then they pass that smile on to someone else and so and so forth. Another great thing about “Smiles” is that they can change your day immediately. I mean what better way to make yourself feel a heck of a lot happier than you felt just a moment before. Also, think of all the happiness you are spreading by just sharing that one millisecond of joy as you pass by someone in a doorway or walking down the street. Smiles do not cost you one dime or even a cent. They are not something you have to run down to the store to buy, they are built into all of us. How wonderful that is, right? Wow..something that is actually FREE in this crazy world we all live in, now that is an awesome concept isn’t it. 

The next thing about smiles and if only more people would remember this often forgotten simple idea. You can actually infect others with a smile; and no it is not evil to infect someone. It is so easy, share your smile with the world and so many others will follow your lead. What an incredibly wonderful way to change your life. Like I said before Smiles are contagious, not only for you but for everyone you come in contact with. The best part of all is when people stop and wonder why you are smiling in the first place. Believe it or not there are alot of people that if you smile at them they think you have an ulterior motive. I call those kinds of people upside down thinkers. They think that you must have something wrong with you or maybe worse, that you must be up to something no good. How silly!

Anyway the biggest point for this article is to share what I feel is vital about why I wrote this for you all. When you wake up in the morning with the attitude that your life stinks, nothing every goes right, you blame the world for all that is wrong, and feel that it will never get any better, well guest what? Your life will never get any better because you just wished for it to be bad. Yes that is right boys and girls…you receive what you conceive. In other words, if you say it or think it that is what will happen. Just to prove what I am saying, lets do an experiment. The next time you wake and feel the way I described above then keep track of your day. I will almost guarantee that the whole day will be full of the “life stinks” bad little things that will want to make you pull out your hair or hide under a rock somewhere. 

Now lets change it up a bit, notice that when your day starts out with a smile on your face how good life becomes for you. All those wonderful big and little things you are so richly deserving will just seem to fall into place.  Don’t get me wrong a smile is not a cure all for what ails your life, but it sure beats the alternative. Oh, just one more thing. When things seem to be at there worst, stop, think and reflect on those simple things that make you “Smile” like what I listed above. Life can be so complicated but guess what, all the answers we ever wanted to know about how to live life to the fullest is right inside of YOU. Their is no magic pill or spell that will ever change bad situations into things for the better, only changing how you conceive them will do that. “Share a smile today!” 


Sandy Wells

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