A Short Read – Smile

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“If you see someone without a smile today, give ‘em yours.” – Dolly Parton

Smiles can be contagious when they’re genuine

There’s nothing quite like an ‘eye’s included’ warm smile from someone. It reaches right in and tugs at something in us.

Smiles create tiny moments of connection. There’s acceptance and an invitation to feel included in everyone we experience.

On the other hand, we don’t like to be told to smile and don’t like feeling like we ‘have to/ought to smile in return. It has the opposite effect when pushed to do something that doesn’t feel true. We can feel disconnected, awkward, and judged.

Follow Dolly’s advice and give away your smiles as often as possible, genuinely though – always without strings.

What if you knew that smiling at ten people today could have a wonderfully positive impact on the world? Would you do it?

The rewards you receive from a smile are a true blessing. Until next time, stay safe, and keep the faith.

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