Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Smiles Are Contagious

All my life people have asked me, "Baya, why are you always so happy? or "You are always so cheerful and you always have a smile on your face". As I write this blog, I am also smiling.

No I am not on happy pills, but I sure do love life.

Each and everyday as we listen to the news, or talk to people, we are reminded about the global recession, that people are losing their homes, jobs, are not sleeping well because of the high level of stress. However, from all these daily negative reminders we also need to bring about change simply by bringing joy to each other.

The joy that I am talking about, is completely FREE, you only have to move a few muscles around you mouth, and SMILE. When you smile, you feel joyous. Your demeanour changes, you feel relaxed and content. You also feel peace within.

Now imagine smiling at a complete stranger, or a group of people. How can one resist not smiling back? Perhaps someone has had a rough day, or is not in a good mood. Your smile, certainly can lift their spirit and make their day.

To quote a line from the late Louis Armstrong's famous song "When your Smiling", it goes like this "When your smilin, keep on smilin
The whole world smiles with you"

So you keep on smiling...

See its contagious and its catching on.


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