“If you see someone without a smile today, give ‘em yours.”
– Dolly Parton”
Smiles can be contagious when they’re genuine.
There’s nothing quite like an ‘eye’s included’ warm smile from someone. It reaches right in and tugs at something in us.
Smiles create tiny moments of connection. There’s acceptance and an invitation to feel included in everyone that we experience.
On the other hand, we don’t like being told to smile and we don’t like feeling like we ‘have to/ought to’ smile in return. When we’re pushed to do something that doesn’t feel true, it has an opposite effect. We can feel disconnected, awkward, and judged.
Follow Dolly’s advice and give away your smiles as often as you can, genuinely though – always without strings.
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