“Smile! It lightens up your soul”. His mother used to say that to him ever since he could remember.
Growing up, he found that there is always a reason to smile. It’s just that we very often overlook them or don’t pay enough attention to everything we should be grateful for.
He found quotes about smiles all over town; things like “a smile is the prettiest thing you can wear”; “smile it’s free” and many others.
He made it a choice to begin every day with a smile. It did make his heart feel lighter.
On his way to work each morning, he would exchange pleasant greetings and abundant smiles with passers-by, regardless if he knew them or not. A smile is contagious and he noticed that even if they weren’t smiling, the people he addressed would almost always depart a little happier.
It was something he passed onto his kin later on: “be helpful; when you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours!”
Just like every other person, he had his own problems, the challenges life threw his way. But he acknowledged that there is no use worrying too much about things that are beyond your control..
In fact, the more you smile at life, the more life will smile back at you.