Sunday, July 24, 2011

A Friendly Reminder (For Myself and Others)

‎"If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work."

I believe this principle should be the foundation for everything we do. Helping people, influencing the world, and creating peace does not require a great sacrifice or grand undertaking. We can all do our part and make a difference in someone's life simply by being present and showing them a smile. It may be the only genuine contact or sincere gesture they receive all day. And, in the end, it could be the one thing that saves their life. Sometimes it's the smallest acts that are the most powerful.

1 comment:

  1. That is so true. I still remember a time a couple of years ago that I stopped at a grocery store after working a night shift & I must have look totally rung out (I felt completely fried) and a couple walked past me and the man said "Hey now, I hope it's not that bad, how about a smile." He smiled a huge friendly smile and his wife was appalled and told him "you leave that nice lady alone." But you know what, I smiled right back and said "you're right, it's not that bad." I was in a great mood for rest of the day.

    Smiles are powerful!