“What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.”
― Joseph Addison
The number one physical feature I actually love is a beautiful pair of eyes. Since I have already written about it in my previous post, I will share you the second thing I like – a genuine smile.
A smile bestowed to others clearly shows that there is a caring and kind person within one’s self. There were many things written about its power and how even a single act can change a person, society, or even the world. How? I think it all depends on a different perspective taken by the beholder. For example, even amidst the storm, a young girl is still able to smile and thank God for keeping her safe from the disaster whereas others weep for their losses in properties. With optimism and hope, the girl can still smile. And this can change everything.
I love smiling. A lot. Even when I’m alone. Scary? Not really. I have even read somewhere that when you found yourself smiling even if no one can see you then that’s a true smile. I am not getting crazy and I know that even you are afraid to admit this, you also smiled by yourself. Am I right? J For those who nod their heads while reading this, then I’d like to give one reason why we do this. Sometimes, we remember a certain memory, conversation, photo, song, etc that could be hilarious, provoking, or sweet, thus making us smile. And it isn’t a bad thing.
Many people call me a very smiling person. I smile when something is funny. I smile when I remember that stupid line I have read in a book. I smile when I thought of the conversation I had with my colleague. I smile when I reread that joke sent by a friend. I smile when I got embarrassed. I smile when I feel happy. I smile when I count my blessings. Even in challenging situations, I still try to smile and it makes me feel light after.
Oh, how I love smiling! I smile to my family, friends, classmates, colleagues. I smile to promo girls, clerks, receptionists, guards. I smile to photos, books, and songs. I smile in return to a smile. I give back a smile even I haven’t received it yet. I smile even it seems not needed. I smile to almost everyone. Everywhere. Is there something wrong with that?
Now, to give you visual examples on how to smile and give it, I am going to share you photos of one of my favorite Korean actors, Jang Geun Suk.
Charming, isn’t it? Smile!