"Use your smile to change the world, don't let the world change your smile."
I first just want to take a moment to receive this quote, because it feels really refreshing today. It comes from Postiive Thinking Only, “Use your smile to change the world, don’t let the world change your smile”.
A smile is a universal expression. It speaks all languages, overcomes all differences, and holds all space. It’s something that two people can always share and instantly connect. Your smile is representative of your being and the unique role you play in the world. Your smile is unlike any other.
A true smile can’t be faked. It is one of the most reliable forms of communication, and the effect it has on others is powerful. It is capable of cutting through layers and impacting others on a personal and emotional level. A smile is also capable of changing the world one interaction at a time.
However, our smiles are also responsive to our environment. Our emotions are expressed through our smiles, and when we are exposed to negativity, it affects our mental state and the way others receive it. Our smiles can betray us because they can’t be faked and tell the true story.
That’s why this quote, “Use your smile to change the world, don’t let the world change your smile”, is so beautiful. By choosing to see positivity, and focusing on your many reasons to smile, you can begin to infuse that love in those immediately around you. This creates a local effect that then amplifies as each affected person becomes an advocate and impacts those immediately around them. We need more smiles in this world. You never know the real effect a smile will have on the lives of others!