“We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do” ~Mother Teresa
Those are wise words indeed, spoken by the late Mother Teresa. These days, world events have us weary and worried. Many times we shuffle out of the door, breaking a smile to those to whom we feel obligated to smile at, but, admittedly our smile is not always heartfelt. We are wise to cast our cares aside when we venture out, so that we let others see the good in our soul, and not the sorrows or angst that we might carry with us. Even those who suffer from depression will benefit from a smile – a shared smile that they give away or one that they receive.
The idea of presenting a happy face to the world is good for your psyche. In fact, smiling is the best present we can give to ourselves. It is free and people will be more enamored with you from benefiting from your positive influence on them.