What if you got hold of a secret that could increase your confidence, make you attractive and decrease your stress level? I am talking about the simple act of smiling. How to Reduce Stress? How to Relieve Stress? How to deal with Stress? How to manage Stress? Do these questions often bother you?
Leo Buscaglia said — “We often underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear….” Smiling is not just an action but a feeling. Smiling provides us with a state of euphoria, positivity, inspiration, hope and whatnot.
Thor is the strongest avenger. His story is the most tragic. His mother and father died, he lost his mjolnir, was forced to kill his sister by suture, he lost his eye, lost his hair, he lost Asgard — but most importantly — he smiled.
THE POWER OF SMILING –
Power is the ability or capacity to do something or act in a particular way. Power found within a smile can have a profound impact on the way one conveys feelings of happiness and positivity. Smiling is a beautiful thing. It is a universal symbol of happiness and a force of nature. It is the most powerful and under rated of all gifts. A smile helps us to create infinite love within ourselves and projects that love onto others. It’s a gift that is endless in nature and can be shared with others. We have a tool with us that helps to not only to create positivity but also helps to lighten and brighten our day. With a simple smile a word is communicated. It can mean thank you, can express gratitude and kindness and coveys emotions like love.
SMILE, IT LOOKS GOOD ON YOU –
Have you ever walked past a stranger who smiled at you? That simple act brightens your day and changes your whole outlook on your day. It has happened so many times that we are dragging our feet, lamenting about our day. A smiling face can change all that. Look into the mirror and force yourself to smile. Tell yourself how amazing you are. When I feel down I always tell myself — “You is kind, you is smart, you is important” from one of my favourite movies — The Help. It instantly puts a smile on my face and brightens my day. I no longer feel gloomy. I feel energized.
Sometimes we are surrounded by people who put us down, who de-motivate us and those who want to watch us fail. Run away from the people who turn off your smile. They are not worth it. I smile everyday because I have survived everything the world has thrown at me. I smile because when I was knocked down, I got back up again.
Start smiling and let everyone know that today you are a lot stronger than you were yesterday. Start smiling often. Start smiling at your goofiness, start smiling at a stranger, smile at your loved ones. Do it. Do what you love- whether it is singing, drawing, swimming, painting, writing, reading, dancing. Do it with a smile to spread love, hope and inspiration.
“The power of a gun can kill and the power of a fire can burn
The power of wind can chill and the power of mind can learn
The power of anger can raise inside until it tears you apart
But the power of a smile especially yours can heal a frozen heart.”
– Tupac Shakur, The Power Of A Smile.