smile is good
February 18, 2010 2:40am CST
When some one smiles at you and you do not like them, it kinda makes you like them more. If someone is yealing at you, in anger and you just do a little smile. They start to not yeal and feel better about it. They say that a smile opens the windows to our hearts. to smile at some one shows warmth, friendship, acceptence,understanding, softens there hearts. So ,should we use that? Just smile if a bad guy is trying to rob us? If we smile and he starts to like us, will he stop taking our stuff?? Ever see that clown, that paints on a big smile, and then has those painted on tears too?? Feeling bad, and a friend sayes, come on and give us a big smile. It realy dose work. You start to feel better and want to smile.
18 Feb 10
Wayne Dyer suggests "If you are free to choose between being right or being kind, be kind." So true, many times we may be tempted to be proud and say: "see. you are wrong , I am right." When that situation arises, let us stop and choose to be kind. No gloating. No blaming. No feelings of superiority. We just do the right thing. We love, help, offer, serve understand and forgive. we all know "Kindness: we don't leave home without it". Cheers
• United States
19 Feb 10
Thank you for responding to my post. I liked your post. Do not leave home with out kindness, that is so vey good and a good point to remember and live by. It would be a better world if we all took that advice. Sad, it is often the every day way, to be unkind to others, then to be kind.
19 Feb 10
interesting point. Specially in urban living, there are too many ways to get stressed: e.g. expenses, deadlines, conflict, misperception etc. It seems a good way to cope is to take some time saying to self good things over and over such as: - "Every one is in pain. If I can't be kind, I'd take a few minutes and think good thoughts, until I feel kind again." - "I want to be angry. But I'd find a way to express it in a pleasant manner. I'd take a few minutes and think good thoughts and be kind again." - "I'd assume the next person I meet may also be having a difficult time. I'll try to be very pleasant as we interact." I guess as a general rule it may be a good idea to be able to be alone for as long as it takes to de-stress ... sometimes this "pulling back" into temporary solitary can spell the difference between being able to something very wrong from happening (e.g. social conflict) Cheers "Some of the finest people, that I know, are able to laugh at anything including themselves. I wish I had their gift, too. Amen" Peace.
• United States
19 Feb 10
Yes, sure sounds like you have given this some thought. It is always nice to chat with someone who is nice to others. I do try to be nice and I always like it when others are nice in return, of course. What I have found and I am quilty of this to, is in our everyday lives, as we go about our rushed days, we pass right by people. People that we could have said hello to and shared a warm smile with. Or maybe, just stop and let someone in on the free way, infront of us. Any small thing to be nice and hope the niceness will pass on. I think if each one of us try to be or do a nice thing for some one when we can each day. Then hopefully that person will pass that kindness on. A warm smile at a stranger can go a long way in helping to share good will. Oh yes, to laugh at our self, dose help and lighten our hearts.