“DO THE KINDS OF THINGS THAT COME FROM YOUR HEART. When you do, you won’t be dissatisfied, you won’t be envious, you won’t be longing for somebody else’s things. On the contrary, you’ll be overwhelmed with what comes back.”–Morrie Schwarts
We all know that a thing of beauty is a joy forever and that beauty lies in the eye of the beholder. Isn’t it interesting how the perception of beauty changes from person to person and heart to heart.
Today I will share with you an act of Beauty that also spreads Beauty and healing all around us. I noticed and experimented from my Hearts perspective as to what would spreading beauty really mean and how it feels deep down in my heart. And this is what I came up with:
Now, smiling isn’t such a big deal. We all smile, so many times in the day. Sometimes we smile when we have found something funny, sometimes when something nice happens, sometimes we smile at our own silliness and sometimes we smile as a greeting to another person. And most of the time we smile out of courtesy.
Always always, a smile that’s from the heart will have a boomerang effect. If you simply smile for the sake of smiling it isnt going to be reciprocated.
So, as I challenge myself at the beginning of every month with a positive task to focus on…this month I am focusing on being more giving this month, I started smiling. I mean really smiling from the heart. The kind that makes even your heart swell with happiness.
I started smiling with feeling, not out of courtesy- at the grocery store clerk, at the building watchman, at the neighbors, at any living thing I came across. I also started smiling at the pigeons that come to my balcony and the trees, flowers and plants. Think of me as weird, but I actually felt those birds smiling back..!!!
Ok, I must’ve done this for like just two days and already everything around me was suddenly becoming beautiful. Not only that, all those smiles I was giving away were coming back to me in the form of pure beautiful love. That feeling was so indescribable!
Now, I never ever want to courtesy smile. I will truly smile from the heart. Cause I know, maybe my smile isn’t picture perfect like those toothpaste commercials, but I feel that simple smile of mine doing its job of spreading BEAUTY everywhere it goes. Giving smiles spreading beauty 🙂
The Ripple Healing Power of YOUR Smile 🙂
One good heart smile will have a domino effect. The person you’re smiling at will feel that genuine love with which you’re beaming away and will smile back. Inturn he/she/it will smile at someone else cause your smile just made them happy. And this will continue…I saw it happen.
At the grocers-the clerk seemed in a mood, or rather no mood. But, when I reached the counter, I smiled at her and and so did my little one. Instantly her face beamed up and she started smiling and chatting away. After we finished, she actually greeted the next customer with a beaming smile too!!
No jewel in the world can match the radiance of joy reflected in a happy smiling face.
Let your smiles and laughter be only a means of merriment, joy and happiness. It must never be used as a device to humiliate or ridicule others. That would be selfish and mean. Neither must your smiles and laughter be a means to conceal your shyness or nervousness. That would be stupid. Smiles and Laughter are indeed good for the mind, body, heart and soul.
You can not think negative thoughts for long, while you are smiling or laughing.
Laughter is said to be the best medicine. When you are faced with worries and problems, laughter can provide you with the necessary relaxation and diversion you would need at the time, to regroup and to heal your mental and physical resources.
A Smile is infectious and so is laughter. We feel happier, relaxed and free of tension when we smile or laugh.
There is a lot of wisdom in the following words :-
“Laugh it off and sleep over it”
“Smile and it will wash the wrinkles away”
Smile though your heart is aching
Smile even though it’s breaking
When there are clouds in the sky, you’ll get by
If you smile through your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You’ll see the sun come shining through for you
Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness
Although a tear may be ever so near
That’s the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what’s the use of crying?
You’ll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just smile
~Words by john turner and geoffrey parsons~
Sometimes, its hard to smile. But those are the times your complete being needs that magical smile the most….to heal, to understand, to grasp, to re-live. Its in that moment you will realize what a magical gift your smile is, for yourself and for all those around you.
Imagine a world full of Happy Smiley People…….How BEAUTIFUL is that??? 🙂
A Smile not only makes you beautiful but makes everything and everyone around you beautiful too!
What are you waiting for??? SMILE 🙂 Its free. Its easy. Its always available in abundance. You know you love to Smile !!! 🙂
Our world needs all the BEAUTIFUL positive energy generated from that beautiful Smile of yours 🙂
What about YOU? When was the last time it was hardest for YOU to Smile, but you still did? Share your thoughts, your moments in the comments below…even if its anonymously. Who knows, your smiling moments of strength, will be a source of inspiration to others who read them.
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12 thoughts on “The Ripple Healing Power of YOUR Smile :)”
A lovely post Zeenat, and I will try and SMILE more today! ❤
I totally agree. It will be nice if the world is filled with lots of smiley people. The world will be a much friendlier place.
This is right like me… yes smiling fits everyone and costs nothing too. If only more people would smile more…. 🙂 Great Post!
As always, a pleasure to read, and a great reminder that smiling transforms even phone conversations.
This is beautiful and wonderful, Zeenat! You write that it might not be such a big thing, and yet these ‘little’ things, as I know you know, are actually quite huge and can have a powerful effect on ourselves and others. I will be smiling today!
I love this post and what a great way to spread love and kindness. Thanks for your post Zeenat!
Reminds we of why we must smile as we greet the day- thanks and love the poem hugs xxoo
Beautiful. There’s nothing in the world like the ripple effect of an authentic, heart felt smile! Thank you Zeenat! xo
As a born smiler, I can attest to the truth of this Zeenat. Lovely post.
Love that you turn your lens on the power of a smile. Have you tried smiling while you meditate? It’s a small thing, to turn the corners of your mouth up as you focus inwardly — small and mighty! Sharing this.
Yes, when I see someone smiling from their heart at me – it often makes me want to smile too.
SMILING as I erad this. So simple to do. So powerful, Thanks for the reminder, Zeenat!
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