Did you know that many who have tried, but failed, to commit suicide, said that if some stranger had just acknowledged their humanity with a smile, they would have changed their mind?
A smile does not only have the power to save lives but also the ability to change someone’s actions if given to the right person at the right time. A smile is contagious, a lot like kindness. When someone is kind to a particular person that person then feels motivated to be kind towards others also. Smiling works in the same way. When someone smiled at me today, I started smiling too. I passed around the corner, and someone saw my grin. When she smiled I realized I’d pass it onto her.
I thought about that smile and then realized that it’s worth it. A single smile, just like mine could travel round the Earth. The most powerful aspect of a smile is that a smile itself is the most powerful human quality. It represents happiness, kindness, compassion and can give someone hope. A smile is defined as turning up the corners of your mouth to show an expression of happiness. Though really a smile has the hidden power to change lives. From saving someone’s life to simply cheering them up. We should all smile more often, after all, it’s free and the best thing someone can wear.