Despite someone’s remark on how commendable it is that I manage to smile and go about my business, I know that of late I have not been smiling a lot.
This morning I woke up with a resolve to consciously smile all day long. After brushing my teeth I stood smiling in front of the mirror. It felt and looked like a totally fake smile yet something inside of me lifted and shifted and shuffled around a little.
After a while I was back there looking at my reflection and this time it felt a little more natural to have a hint of a smile on my face. I noticed how one corner of my mouth actually rises up higher than the other. Strange! I could feel the energy within me rising up.
As I was preparing my bag to go to work, taking a few things out, sorting out the pens and the keys I heard someone humming a nice little tune. It was me.
I suppose I just need to keep practicing. It’s free. No fitness prerequisites. No visits to the gym. No coaching required. Benefits guaranteed, not just for me but also for those around me.
“The visible sign of utter love is an undying smile.”
–Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.