What a smile can do.

@Pose123 (21667)
Canada
November 20, 2010 11:05am CST
Even though it may seem like it is all too easy, a smile is a universal signal that shows we are willing to take the first step toward connecting with others. When we approach people in such a friendly manner, externally we look approachable, but on an energetic level we are letting them know that we trust them and are willing to connect with them in a deeper and more heartfelt way. By greeting others from the heart, we demonstrate just how much we trust and believe in the goodness of the people around us. What are your thoughts on what a smile can do?
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31 responses
@formidexo (1351)
• Canada
21 Nov 10
You are so right, a smile tells people that we are approachable and friendly. As I go about my business I smile at people with whom I make eye contact and if they smile back I may say a friendly greeting. If they don't smile back I leave it at that. While the world is getting colder, the sun is still up in the sky and we can still smile.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
25 Nov 10
Hi formidexo, The person who feels that they have nothing to smile about is very poor indeed. The least we can do is give them one of our smiles as it costs us nothing and makes us a richer, happier person. Thank you for sharing. Blessings.
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@1hopefulman (26172)
• Canada
28 Nov 10
Absolutely!
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@Freezole (246)
• Malaysia
20 Nov 10
Smile can do anything. smile can cheers people. smile can less people burden. smile can make the world we living happy, wonderful and interesting. smile can make money. smile can cure emotional disease.I think there a lot smile can do..
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• Philippines
20 Nov 10
true. if u don't know how to smile, you don't have mich friends. I know of a person who keeps on smiling and she the most number of friends i know. so, let's smile often. It also makes our feeling light and we'll do more productive works when we smile.
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
24 Nov 10
H Freezole, Thank you for coming here and I agree with your response. We should try to smile at everyone because the person who doesn't have one is very poor indeed. Give him/her our smile anyway and he/she may share it with the next person the meet. Blessings.
@Floberta (18)
• United States
20 Nov 10
Eons ago when I was a waitress at a coffee shop, there was a guy who came in every day and had one cup of coffee. He always left a dollar tip, which was more than the cost of the coffee back in the day. The owner knew him, so one day she asked him why he did that, since she knew he didn't make a lot of money. He said that one winter he had gone through a period of depression. He decided to go home and kill himself, but he was cold so he stopped at a busy cafe for a cup of coffee. The waitress was very nice and gave him a smile, even though he couldn't figure out what she had to smile about since she was running around trying to take care of everyone. As he drank his coffee and watched her, he realized that there might be something worth continuing to live for if people could smile like that in an obviously stressful situation. That smile literally saved his life, so whenever someone waited on him with a smile, he was going to show his appreciation with a good tip. That was about 35 years ago, but I always try to give out smiles, especially to people who don't have one of their own.
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• India
20 Nov 10
Very well said, smile gives a reason to live. A single has the power to change paths of thousands. ~cheerio~
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
24 Nov 10
Hi floberta, Thank you for sharing such a wonderful story, and you should tell it as often as you can because these are the kind of stories we all need to hear. I don't think most of us realize the influence that we can have on others. A frown can be depressing but a smile lightens us the room and can bring out the best in people. Blessings.
@eurekafemme (5881)
• Philippines
20 Nov 10
A smile can brighten up one's darkened day.:) Here's what I thought and believe about a smile, that is, the friendly gesture. No matter how beautiful a face is, if it doesn't know how to smile , still it looks not quite pleasant at all. A friendly smile is also encouraging and assuring that it is all right. A smile can make you look younger ,too, because you use lesser muscles to smile than when you pout.:)
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
24 Nov 10
Hi eurekafemme, How true that is. A pleasant smiling face has I'm sure, saved more lives than we will ever know. As you say it always makes a person look younger too, so may be the secret to the fountain of youth. Blessings.
@Karunvig (714)
• India
20 Nov 10
A smile is as long as river nile and as strong as hill, what a smile can do is much more than a million rupees can do. In a relation it gives you power to fight with any misunderstanding and immense pleasure to fight will wordl for ur love. Baby cant understand words bt know the meaning of simple smile... :)
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
24 Nov 10
Hi Karunvig, These are beautiful words and very true, thank you for sharing. Blessings.
• United States
20 Nov 10
People look satisfied when they smile even if they are acting. The receivers who see such happy looking people will find it easier to connect with them. The topics that one brings about when talking can be made more easily when both people have connected and know that they aren't opposed to each other. There is a major trust issue that will need to be accomplished, and smiling will assist in making this process. Good hearted people are happy at times, and such a change in ones appearance will make for a more positive connection. Great attitudes and minds will therefore agree with each other.
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
24 Nov 10
Hi rovered, Thank you for your thoughts and I agree. There is a little store that I visit on occasion and I'm always happy when I see a certain check-out lady there because she has such a pleasant smile. The other person who works there rarely smiles but the last time I saw her I gave her a big smile and started to chat, as she had no more customers at the time, and I did get a smile back. I hope it helped her day. Blessings.
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
23 Nov 10
Well, smile has many thing to do in our life. It will show how happy we are or how irate we are...
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
25 Nov 10
Hi aerous, Thank you for your response. Blessings.
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
27 Nov 10
Good day too and more blessings to come into your door
21 Nov 10
A smile can open up many many different doors to things. It seems that there aren't that many people that do smile. I love to smile at people as im passing by them, it is a friendly thing to do and i think it is polite. It is a good way to meet new people, a smile can get you talking and make new friends or even help for you to find love. As stated a smile can do so much, make you a happy caring person, it doesn't take much to smile and it creates no harm, people should smile more ofte i think.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
25 Nov 10
Hi craigy, I agree that people should smile more often as it helps us both feel better and look better, besides the lift it gives to those around us. Thank you for coming here and sharing your thoughts. Blessings.
25 Nov 10
I love to smile and i do it often, it isn't hard to do and it shows that you are beiong friendly, i really don't understand why not many people do it.
• United States
22 Nov 10
I have a niece who sparkles when she smiles and it's amazing how well liked she is. The sincere smile can work wonders.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
25 Nov 10
Hi 6precious, Thank you sharing this. Blessings.
• Thailand
22 Nov 10
I think smile can do a lot. when we like some one, his/her smile can make us happy for a day. When we have agree something, we just smile, smile can replay an agree with my partners. Whenever we talk, we always need to smile at the beginning. That will make everything better.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
25 Nov 10
Hi phong, Thank you for your comments. Blessings.
• Italy
22 Nov 10
A smile is a complete personality in itself, my grandfather told me when i was quite young that keep smiling this will make you a loving person and peoples will always love to stay in your company. One day when i was in my office a person came along with a bundle of files and registers and i only look at him with a friendly smile, he said that his day was the worst of all and my smiley face has released his all stress and depression. I can never forget his words. So a smile can change some one's whole day.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
25 Nov 10
Hi rockydam, Your grandfather was a wise man and I can tell that you are happy that you took his advice. Thank you for sharing those stories with us. Blessings.
@CJscott (4184)
• Canada
22 Nov 10
A smile is infectious, you catch it like the flu Someone smiled at me today, I started smiling too I passed around the corner, and someone saw my grin when he smiled I realized I had passed it on to him Then I stopped and I thought about that smile, I realized it's worth, why a single smile just like mine could travel around the earth, So if you feel a smile begin, don't leave it undetected lets start an epidemic quick and get the world infected. Smiles, express to others that we are both comfortable and confident in our surroundings and our situations. They demonstrate power over ourselves, and compassion for others, they are also the single most effective form of anti depression I know of, because if you can force a smile on your face for 15-20 minutes, your mood naturally improves, even if it is just because you are laughing at how ridiculous you must look with that silly grin on your face. Sincerely and With Appreciation.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
25 Nov 10
Hi CJscott, Thank you for those words and we agree. Blessings.
• Mexico
21 Nov 10
Hi Pose: Thanks for your wise words. I think that a good attitude like for example smiling can help you to make your day. In fact a good advice I can give to anyone is: look for possivity around you and you'll be happy. ALVARO
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
25 Nov 10
Hi starsailover, Thanks for your comment and we agree. Blessings.
@raja26 (154)
• India
21 Nov 10
in my case, it made my enemies as friends.. sometimes it corrects misunderstanding too..
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
25 Nov 10
Hi raja, When a smile makes your enemies into friends, you have to see it's benefits. It helps both the giver and receiver. Thank you for sharing this. Blessings.
• Netherlands
21 Nov 10
If you cant smile a day you didnt life a day so is the life! I like to smile by my own and see ather people smile but it is hard to know that ther are much people that cant smile because they didnt have any food and are hungry. I hope that ther comes 1 day everyone can smile and forget the bad things that happen!
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
25 Nov 10
Hi majorroald, That is very true and I'm with you on that one. I look forward to a time when everyone will have at least the basic necessities of life. I also hope that the day will come when people of all nations, cultures, and religions will lay down their weapons of war and live together in peace. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Blessings.
• India
21 Nov 10
a smile is a god gift, which have a unique value to show, a smile can add two different things
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
25 Nov 10
Hi ahmadshahbaz, You appear to be new here so welcome to myLot where you can, and hopefully will, make both friends and money. We agree about smiling as it helps both the giver and the receiver. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Blessings.
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
21 Nov 10
A smile can do wonders - to pamper people, to humor people, to patronize even to the extent of deceiving innocent people. This is because when there is a smile, most people are more relax and hence less cautious of what is going to happen next. All because of a smile :)
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
25 Nov 10
Hi whyaskq, You have certainly put a different spin on the things that a smile can do, but you have a point. Most politicians are smiling when they want your vote whether they are sincere or not. I like to think that most people can tell genuine smile from an artificial one however. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Blessings.
• Philippines
21 Nov 10
Smile and laughter are contagious, it makes somebody's day better and happier!
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
25 Nov 10
Hi dynzdolina, Thank you for sharing this and I agree that a smile can do so much more than we even realize.Blessings.
@huqh123 (182)
• China
21 Nov 10
hello,pose123,hehe ,i like this discussion. I am huqh123/ i think that simle can give us confidents and encouragement. you know, when smiling, we are conveying an active strength. people will touc it and feel it. for losers, simling is more important. it can help them out in a short time. i like smiling.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
25 Nov 10
Hi huqh123, It's very nice to see you here and thank you for responding to this post. I agree that a smile can do all those things and more. Blessings.
@asliah (11149)
• Philippines
21 Nov 10
smile can make my day very enthusiasm, energetic. smiling also can make our face more younger because every time you smile it will stretch your wrinkles. smiling also can show to people that you are a happy person. smiling also can create a friendship to other people. so if you have a problem just smile and forget your problems.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
25 Nov 10
Hi asliah, Thank you for sharing this and I agree that there are few things that smiling can't do. Blessings.