Our days may be stressful and complicated at times, but there is always a reason to smile. For when you
smile, the world smiles back. Think
about it. A smile is the universal body language understood by every culture
globally and the messenger of your good will.
Someone once said that the world is a looking glass and gives back to
every man the reflection of his own face.
If this is true, a smile given is a smile received.
Smiling is an important factor in our lives and often the most overlooked. While it costs nothing to smile, its value is priceless and produces great returns. Smiling is also an inexpensive way of improving your physical appearance, helping you reduce stress, elevating your mood and building self-esteem.
A smile can be reflected in your eyes and projected in your voice. For example, while I am not a big fan of fast food restaurants, I can say without fail, that every time I frequent a Chick-fil-A drive-thru, I am greeted by a happy voice that finds pleasure in serving me. Even though I am unable to see the greeter’s facial expression, the voice is pleasant enough to make the menu pricing palatable. The power of a smile should never be underestimated; its contagious effect creates a chain reaction that is immeasurable.