A smile is a powerful thing. A simple muscle movement, mouth corners turned up & teeth exposed to display a pleased expression, bright and beautiful. A smile is contagious, and may often be followed by its partner in pleasure – laughter. A gentle grin can positively impact a moment, a day, a life, if the timing is right.
A smile is a powerful thing. A simple facial expression worn as a mask, the accessory of a tortured soul to hide the painful truth. A dangerous shield of deception against heartache, anguish, depression. A smile can scream “Help” while it ensures us everything is fine. A gentle grin can negatively impact a moment, a day, a life, if the timing is wrong.
Be aware of the power of a smile. Wear yours big and proud when your soul is happy and your mind is free. Spread it far and wide like infectious wildfire when your inner peace allows. But don’t hide behind a smile when your heart is sad. Instead, as difficult as it may seem, let people know how you really feel, and you’ll be taking the first step to making that big beautiful smile a genuine one again.
“All it takes is a beautiful fake smile to hide an injured soul and they will never notice how broken you really are.” Robin Williams, 3 years gone today 💔 .