Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sharing a simple gift...

They say smiling is one of those things that is one of the easiest gift you can give someone and it doesn't take much effort to do and is free to give anyone you like. It's something that you can give someone even in the briefest moment, yet it can lifts them up and has the potential to change their day and perhaps their lives forever...

It can be quite contagious as well. For instance, imagine yourself smiling at your favourite idol one day and finding them smiling right back at you for that little moment. You generally feel warm and fuzzy inside and in that moment perhaps you may feel empowered to tackle any challenge that comes your way. Challenges often can cause you much frustration and exhaustion and it's up to you to decide whether you'd like to confront it with a smile or a frown.

Each of us will react differently to these encounters and just as we can choose to give our 'smiles' as a gift to someone else; we can choose to smile or frown at the challenges that life gives us. Although crying is often messier than smiling, smiling is not something that you always have to do, there are sometimes you find yourself sharing tears of joy - so regardless of whether you laugh or cry the main thing is that you're sharing something so simple (that little smile or small tears) and that is enough to lift yourself and/ or someone else up...

Here's a nice quote I will leave you with on tears and laughter...
Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.
- Kurt Vonnegut

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