"The smile…is used by humans to hide the truth….But sadness, like understanding, comes early in life for some. It is part of intelligence."
I had a chat with a friend, who gave me the quote from a book she is reading now. Is that really true? Are we using the smile to cover up the truth? Some people turn to the smiles when they stressed, because they do not know what to say or do. They just smile. (A quite funny reaction actually when you look at it objectively and not being in the situation.)
Anyhow, I would like to say that we in common smile way too little. A smile is normally better than a grumpy face. (There are situations where smiling just is not the thing to do. ) We tend to get so tied up into what we do that we forget to enyoy life. Open up and suck the impressions in!
Personally, I just love the walk from my apartment at University Avenue up to my office at Campus. The sun, the squirrels playing around in the park, the cactus park or even the friendly chat about life itself via MSN.
I think we should go for lighting up the room with a smile. Spread the feeling that life is not as bad after all, and nothing is as powerful as a happy face… At least skip the sad or grumpy face, I guess.
I will smile. Life is good.