When I smile, I say more than I ever could with words.
I know that this unspoken language communicates in the same way across every language and cultural barrier in the world. My smiles are capable of making a change in the world and that is a contribution I am happy to make.
My smiles mean different things to different people, depending on the situation they are faced with. When someone I love is afraid, I smile to give them encouragement and the reassurance that I am ready and willing to support them.
I smile at my loved one across the room in the airport arrival hall to tell them how happy and excited I am to see them again. My action results in a smile in return, which shares the same sentiment. Without speaking, I know that I have communicated effectively the emotions that I feel at that moment.
I always endeavor to smile not only with my mouth, but also with my eyes.
My smile assures others that my sentiments are coming from an honest place. I allow the sentiments behind my smile to captivate my entire being, so that even my body tells the same story.
Today, I commit to sharing my smiles with others to generate positive emotions. I commit to communicating in this unspoken yet universal language and playing my part in making others happy.
Smiling also makes me happy and leaves me with an inner peace that makes a difference as I go through each day’s situations.
1. How do I know when a smile is enough to communicate how I feel?
2. Are there cases when my smiles are misread?
3. Does smiling have a positive impact on me when I am going through a stressful time?