Quote: Let your smile to change the world, but don't let the world change your smile.

The Power of a Smile

Never underestimate the power of your smile.  Your smile gives you a positive countenance that makes people feel comfortable around you.  But more than this it can uplift people.  Leo Buscaglia said it well — Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

It only takes a split second to smile, yet to someone that needed it, it can last a lifetime. — Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

A smile costs nothing but gives much.  It enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give.  It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever.

Not only does a smile give to others, but it gives to yourself.  As Thich Nhat Hanh has so astutely noticed Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.  And as Will Smith has noted  Smiling is the best way to face every problem, to crush every fear, to release every pain.

Always find opportunities to make someone smile, and to offer random acts of kindness in everyday life.  Let your smile shine upon the world and transform everything around you.

Love and light,