When people ask me what is it that I notice first in a person, it's the eyes and the smile! Eyes never lie and a fake smile never reaches the eyes! A genuine smile makes the eyes sparkle, spreads warmth and cheer.
A smile is the shortest distance between two people. Has it ever happened to you when you smile at a perfect stranger, he/she smiles back and you aren't strangers anymore? I've had many such experiences! In fact most of our introductions , be it at an interview, a meeting, a party, or anywhere else , start with a smile, followed by a handshake or any form of greeting.
A smile is contagious. When you see a smiling face in front of you, there's no way you won't smile back! My weakness is smiling babies and children; just the thought of them brings a smile on my face!
Did you know that smiling exercises your facial muscles and keeps you looking younger? A smile also uplifts your mood and lowers your stress levels. There you go! Another reason to flash your pearly whites and stay young and healthy!
No matter how low you feel or how bad things are, a smile can make you feel better and more confident about yourself. So, chin up, face your troubles with the biggest smile and you'll always come out as the winner!
Services that deal with people or are heavily people oriented require personnel with a pleasant and cheerful appearance. Why? Because the warm smile of the hotel staff would immediately lessen your travel fatigue and make you feel comfortable. The smiling waiter who takes your order would make you feel you are being taken care of. The cheerful young sales persons in various shops and showrooms make shopping a pleasant experience . In short, a cheerful and pleasant demeanour are valuable soft skills and a smile is the best demonstration of the same . Therefore a smile should not be taken lightly and should be treated at par with an impressive resume' during interviews.
Have you ever wondered why in any workplace one likes to have cheerful colleagues or co-workers around? A smiling face means an approachable and cheerful person and will always attract people. When we feel upset, we naturally gravitate towards that person who knows how to cheer us up!
A smile shows recognition, acceptance and affection. Babies smile at people they recognise and also reciprocate to smiles! I remember both my girls would always wake up with a smiling face and that would just make my morning brighter and happier!
Children smile and laugh more than adults. Innocent, fearless, curious, uncomplicated and pure hearted, children smile more compared to cynical, practical and stressed out adults. It's as if while growing up we get so caught with daily life that we forget to smile, to laugh, to have fun!
We live in a world which is multicultural , multilingual , multiracial. But no matter where you go, you don't need an interpreter for smiles! Smiles can transcend all man made and other barriers/ boundaries and bring people together. A smile is a language that everyone understands😊
You may dress up in the most expensive, chic and fashionable clothes but you are never completely dressed without a smile. It's the best accessory and it costs nothing! A smile adds face value to and takes away years from your face. It's the most beautiful and attractive curve on your body regardless of your vital stats!
Use your smile to change the world but don't let the world change your smile.
A smile is the most inexpensive way to make others happy and it will always be reciprocated.
A smile is like a free medicine to cure all the negativity around us.
So, smile more and spread positivity and happiness!
Who knows, your smile could be the only sunshine in someone's dreary existence!!!!