I am told that the muscles of the face are capable of over 250,000 different combinations of expressions. And one of the most useful is a smile.
Fulton J. Sheen used to say, “A smile across the aisle of a bus in the morning could save a suicide later in the day.” That statement is true. We all need the healing medicine “of the heart” that a smile, even from strangers, provides. And for some, that medicine can save lives.
English essayist Joseph Addison put it this way: “What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity.” Don’t say you can’t make a difference! Don’t ever say you have nothing to give! Each of us can give a smile, spontaneously and sincerely. Its value may not be at once recognized, but be assured that it will be felt.
Smiling is infectious, you catch it like the flu,
When someone smiled at me today, I started smiling too.
I passed around the corner and someone saw my grin,
When he smiled I realized I’d passed it on to him.
I thought about that smile, then I knew its worth,
A single smile, just like mine,
could travel ‘round the earth.
So, if you feel a smile begin, don’t leave it undetected;
Let’s start an epidemic quick, and get the world infected!
Reference: Touching Moments