A smile. A simple curving of the lips or a teeth baring smile. It does not matter what kind of smile it is, it has a powerful impact.
A smile changes the most severe of faces.
A smile can stop someone’s tears from falling.
A smile beautifies a ‘thank you’.
A smile, along with a good morning, shows it is good to see one another.
A smile can say ‘I like you’.
A smile can say ‘I appreciate you’.
A special kind of smile can say ‘I love you’.
A smile can say ‘It may be hurting now, but you’ll be all right’.
A smile can say ‘Do not be afraid’.
A smile shows encouragement.
A smile shows complicity.
A smile makes you approachable.
A smile can get you a discount.
All in all, a smile brings happiness, in yourself, and in others. So Smile! Not often, but ALWAYS! At yourself, at your mum, at your dad, at your brother, at your sister, at your neighbors, at your friends, at your colleagues, at people you do not know…Anywhere, Anytime baby! <Winks>
And isn’t it a little bit funny how even the smallest of smile is contagious? Smile at someone, and you’ll most probably get a smile back!
The Prophet Muhammad [PBUH] said: “Do not abuse anyone, do not look down upon any good work, and when you speak to your brother, show him a cheerful face.”
[Sunan of Abu-Dawood, Hadith 1889]
Abdullaah ibn Haarith said: “I never came across a person who smiled as much as Prophet Muhammad [PBUH]. Prophet Muhammad [PBUH] regarded smiling to a brother as an act of charity.”
“Nothing shakes the smiling heart.”
―Santosh Kalwar, I am Dead Man Alive