The Power of a Smile

This wordless video demonstrates the power of a smile.

In each of the events portrayed in the video, all tensions are eased by the power of a smile.

Watch how children play, business men collide and spill the papers, a young woman spills tea on a customer, and an angry man seem prepared to beat up a young couple who apparently cuts him off from a parking place.

The whole movie is just two minutes!

Denis Waitley says,

A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh teaches that smiling is “mouth yoga” and these five separate teachings on smiling:

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.

While you are walking, smile and be in the here and now, and you will transform that place into paradise.

If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society will benefit from our peace.

When we practice smiling peacefully and calmly, our peace can permeate the entire universe. The source of a true smile is an awakened mind.

Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment.”

Birdie Gintzler, the mother of a close friend of mine, lived until almost 100 and she used to say to us and everyone she knew, “When I smile, the whole world smiles at me!”

Smiling can make you happy and make the people you smile at happy also.

Are you willing to practice a bit of “mouth yoga” today and every day for 21 days? Then it will become a habit!


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