(A GIFT TO SHARE “☺ “)
How do you respond when you are given a beaming smile?, you mostly smile back and probably feel happier too.
Genuine smiles, whether from friends, a family member or total strangers are infectious and evoke good feelings. A sincere smile indicates positive emotions such as amusement, happiness and pleasure.
Smile, indeed is built into our nature. You do yourself a favor when you smile, it increases your confidence and reduce feelings of stress.
Perhaps, you may feel that life’s anxieties give you little cause for smiling. Remember, though, that feelings are usually preceded by thought. (Philippians 4:8,9).
As hard as it may seem, try dwelling on positive and pleasant things whenever possible. Do not wait for others to smile at you. Take the initiative – add a little happiness to someone else’s day.
See your smile for what it really is; a divine gift that enriches you and the people around you.
KEY: the words “Happy” and “joy” and their derivatives occur hundreds of times in the Bible. Try reading a page or two, who knows? You may also find yourself smiling more often.
- Matthew 5:3,10
- Philippines 4:6,7.