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May 1, 2010

one smile is worth a thousand jewels

Filed under: Stories with morals — dydara @ 11:38 pm
 I always look at everyone and smiled in an appreciative way :)
Always remember to be happy because you never know who’s falling in love with your smile.

Everything here in my blog is free.
I do, however, accept smiles.🙂
 Don’t wait for people to smile. Show them how!😀

 Let your guard down. Talk to someone you don’t know straight from your heart. Compliment them. Don’t anticipate awkwardness. Just be you in that beautiful way only you know and give them the chance to smile and connect with you.

Remember, your best friend was once a stranger too.

Love whoever is around to be loved.
-Kurt Vonnegut


one smile is worth a thousand jewels.
At the same time, two girls walked into a party
One girl with jewellery over her body, but an unhappy look on her face and the other with nothing but a brilliant smile.
when everyone at the party looked at the girl with the jewellery, all they saw was her unhappy
face, but when they looked at the other they were transfix(Having your attention fixated) by her beautiful smile. So, it does not matter if you have lots of jewels; if you do not smile, people still may not see you or overlook your beauty.
Thank you so much Calum for edit my story.
It was very kind of you to help me in this matter.
I appreciate that.
*****
Make a difference in other’s lives by practicing little acts of kindness. Start by smiling often. Frown and you frown alone, but smile and the whole world smiles with you. Smiling is infectious; you can catch it like the flu. Someone smiled at me today, and I started smiling too. 
A smile is a facial expression formed by flexing
those muscles most notably near both ends of the
mouth. Among humans,
it is customarily an expression denoting
pleasure, happiness, or amusement, but can also
be an involuntary expression of anxiety, in
which case it is known as a grimace. Cross-
cultural studies have shown that smiling is used
as a means of communicating emotions throughout
the world. Happiness is most often the
motivating cause of a smile.
*
A smile is worth a thousand words.
The next time you think that it’s not what you
say, but how you say it, I ask you to consider
that even more so, it’s what emotion you reveal
before you even say a word.
Are you aware of the message you send from the
expression on your face? Are you aware that the
person in front of you can receive a clear
message about how you feel, before you even say
hello?
The power of your silence is incredible, but it
isn’t just the silence alone, it’s what you do
in that silence. Are there certain people in
your life that make you automatically smile?
Have you ever thought about how that person
feels when being received that way? Probably
not, though you might be surprised to find that
a smile sends more of a message than the message
itself.
*
The Smile Story
LEXI, an unhappy woman of substance, sits
impatiently on a bus stop bench. MICHAEL, a
(great looking, well built, bald) homeless guy,
sits down next to her with a big smile on his
face.
LEXI: What are you smiling for?
MICHAEL: It’s what I do.
LEXI: I won’t ask.
MICHAEL: I sell smiles for a living.
LEXI: I’m not interested.
MICHAEL: Here, have a free one – on me. (He
smiles at her.)
LEXI: No thank you.
MICHAEL: Sorry, can’t take it back. You’ll have
to give it to someone else.
LEXI: What?
MICHAEL: The smile. You’ll have to give it away
if you don’t want it. Or sell it if you like –
apparently it hasn’t been used much.
LEXI: What do you mean by that?
MICHAEL: You don’t smile very often, do you?
LEXI: So what if I don’t?
MICHAEL: Shouldn’t waste your smile…there’s
plenty of people who could use one.
LEXI: Well they can have mine.
MICHAEL: Your what?
LEXI: My smile.
MICHAEL: I don’t see one.
LEXI: I thought you just gave me one.
MICHAEL: I tried, but it didn’t stick. I think
it bounced right off.
LEXI: Fine. What’s there to smile about anyway?
MICHAEL: Well–
LEXI: You don’t have to answer that.
MICHAEL: There’s lots of things to smile about.
It’s a beautiful day outside; the buses are
running on time–
LEXI: I don’t want to hear about it.
MICHAEL: –and look at that flower over there,
now that would make anybody smile–
LEXI: Would you leave me alone!(a long moment of
silence. Finally, she gives in.)
LEXI: So what’s the going rate on smiles these
days?
MICHAEL: Pardon me?
LEXI: Your smiles…how much are they?
MICHAEL: Oh, they’re very expensive.
LEXI: So’s my taste.
MICHAEL: You probably couldn’t afford one.
LEXI: Try me.
MICHAEL: I’m warning…it’ll cost you.
LEXI: Yes, I know, HOW MUCH?
MICHAEL: One smile.
LEXI: One smile?
MICHAEL: That’s how much they cost.
LEXI: What?
MICHAEL: The price for a smile is exactly one
smile. That’s the going rate. (She thinks about
it)
LEXI: Alright. (smiles) I’ll take one.
MICHAEL: It was a pleasure doing business with
you.(he leaves)(Daisy, a streetwalker, sits down
next to her.)
DAISY: What’s with the smile?
LEXI: I sell smiles for a living.
This Story is to remind you to always smile and
be cheerful! It makes people happy! Keep on
smiling!
It feels nice to smile.
“Frown and you frown alone, but smile and the
whole world smiles with you.” The whole world?
Not just any smile will do, though. Here’s how
to develop a genuine, infectious smile that can
make a bad date turn good, seal a business deal,
and help you make friends wherever you go.
Practice good hygiene. If you’ve got bits of
food stuck in your teeth people might point it
out to you and you might get embarrassed. People
may indeed say you have an infectious smile, but
they might be talking about actual infections.
It should go without saying, but regularly
brushing your teeth and making sure your breath
is fresh and teeth are unstained is a good idea.
Visit the dentist for a polishing or use a
whitening product, and take care of your lips to
prevent chapping. When you smile people will
inevitably look at your mouth, so following
these considerations will help you make a better
impression, and, more importantly, a healthy
mouth will make you feel more confident about
smiling.
A smile lights up your face
Get comfortable with smiling. Many people are a
little nervous about smiling. They don’t think
their smile looks good, or they think that
smiling makes them look unprofessional or
vulnerable. It’s true that a smile does show a
little vulnerability, but that’s part of what
makes it so powerful. No matter how
professional, intelligent, or in control you
think a serious face (or worse, a frown) makes
you appear, people almost always respond better
to a smile.
Think happy thoughts. The easiest way to a great
smile is to be happy. You can be happy all the
time, but not everybody is; when you are not,
you can think happy thoughts instead. Think
about something or someone that you care about,
or think about a joke that you just find
hilarious. Remarkably, when you’re feeling down,
smiling can help cheer you up, even if you have
to coax a smile out at first.
Smile with your eyes. When we think of smiling,
we think of the mouth, but the eyes may actually
be more essential to a warm, genuine smile.
Smiling with your eyes is difficult to describe
–in general your cheekbones lift slightly and
your eyebrows dip a little–but when you see it,
you know it: it’s that look of your eyes
“lighting up” or “twinkling.” To get a feel for
how to make your eyes smile, get in front of a
mirror and practice smiling, but concentrate
only on your eyes. You may find it helpful to
cover the lower part of your face with a piece
of paper. Play around with it a bit, and you’ll
find that you can make your mouth smile when
your eyes aren’t smiling, and you can also smile
only with your eyes. When your eyes do smile,
remember how it feels, which muscles are working
and how. With practice, you’ll be able to smile
with your eyes at will.
Develop your smile. Don’t particularly care for
your smile? It’s a common complaint, and while
it’s true that any smile is better than a frown,
it’s also true that some smiles look better than
others. What’s your best smile? One way to find
out is to look through pictures of yourself.
Many people who consider themselves unphotogenic
are plagued by bad smiles in front of the
camera, but just about everybody has at least
one picture in which they just look great, with
a perfectly natural, contagious smile. Find that
picture and focus on what your face is doing.
Then practice in front of a mirror until you get
it just right. Keep practicing, and pay
attention to how that great smile feels, so that
you’ll be able to replicate it without looking
in a mirror. Soon it will become second nature,
and you’ll likely find that you’ll look more
photogenic in your next batch of pictures.
6If you want to improve your smile, look at
pictures of smiles that you believe are
beautiful. Also, think good thoughts and
remember that you are beautiful (inside and
out). Your smile is bound to look better if you
feel good about yourself!
You don’t need perfect teeth to have a perfect
smile. Not everybody has perfect teeth, and
that’s okay. Beautiful teeth are nice, but a
great smile doesn’t depend on Abercrombie &
Fitch teeth. That said, if you feel
uncomfortable about your teeth you may be
reluctant to smile, and that’s no good. If
that’s the case, either learn to appreciate your
individuality or look into cosmetic dentistry
procedures or you could smile with your mouth
closed it works all the same.
Begin your smile with your eyes. If you find
that every time you try to smile with your
mouth, you look like you’re faking it or, worse,
like you’re in pain, you may find it useful to
look in a mirror and smile only with your eyes.
Once your eyes are smiling, they tend to pull
your whole face (including your mouth) into a
natural, beautiful smile.
You’ve probably heard of “contagious” or
“infectious” smiles. There’s a reason for this.
When you smile, it does tend to make others
around you smile. Even in the most stressful
times, a roomful of smiles can brighten
everybody’s mood. Either that or make someone
seriously angry at you, just because you are
smiling when they are talking about someones
funeral…
Ever laugh hysterically about something you’ve
just seen? Now,laugh slightly and now you have a
natural pretty smile.
A lot of men feel uncomfortable about smiling at
strangers, especially at other males. If that is
the case, then just offer a casual “Hi”, or “Hey
man!”, or “What’s goin’ on?”. It works just as
well, and feels less awkward for a lot of guys.
Try a light smile: don’t show as much teeth as
you would when you would be laughing. It’s the
best smile for flirting – light and seductive.
If you have a tooth that pokes out a bit at the
side, as many people sometimes do, try to get
your lip to go above it so your lip doesn’t
catch on the tooth when you smile.
We might not know it but a smile is the greatest
asset we have. When we smile, it not only lights
up our faces and spread good feeling, we also
give permission for someone shy to smile too; to
approach us; to feel good in their actions and
to feel worthy. A smile does not just show our
teeth or suggest how we feel. It is silently
empowering and can make someone’s day, big time!
We affirm them and show we value them. Denying a
smile or attention to someone increases their
fear of being rejected, gives a negative message
and does not add to our joy. Yet smiling is so
easy to do and so priceless in its effects.
How is your smile today? Will you be withholding
it or will you be giving it freely?
Whose life will you be enhancing today? You
could affect someone much more than you think by
your decision!

Warnings
A fake smile can make you look phony, nervous,
or even dangerous, so don’t just try to put on a
smile without first practicing or putting
yourself in a happy state of mind. (A fake smile
is one where the corners of the mouth aren’t
turned up)
Try to make sure you don’t have spinach or
something stuck in your teeth…because you will
probably scare people away. Also make sure your
breath is okay! If your breath smells bad it
will ruin the whole point!

I always look at everyone and smiled in an appreciative way🙂

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