Could last for just a second but it could change a life forever;
Doesn’t say much but speak volumes in meaning;
It is the a good sign for someone anxious about his day;
It is the light for someone who has been in the dark tunnels for so long;
It is the best and most costless gift you can give to friends and strangers alike.
And when someone smiles at you, do your best to smile back;
Because although the face smiling might look sweet, you have no idea what’s behind it all;
It could be a desperate plea for someone to lighten her burden or pain with a return smile;
Just as the smile brightened your mood or day, she expects you to do same;
You may not have the right to her business; but she obliges you to make her forget her woes even it is only for a second.
And when your smile is not returned;
Don’t ever stop smiling; after all everyone is minding his own business;
Don’t let the hardships of this life embitter your gentle soul;
Nor let its cruelty harden your heart;
No matter what life throws at you, don’t let it take away your smile.
Because someone out there is counting on it to live through the day;
Because you need it to get through yours;
Because it’s the antidote to the venom of life’s ups and downs;
Simply because it doesn’t hurt to smile.
So, never stop smiling.
Inspired by the words of a friend who told me never to stop smiling. 🙂