Mother Teresa said, “We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.”
In the busy, multi-tasking world we live in, it is easy to forget that such a small act of kindness – a warm, genuine smile – means a lot.
A smile tells others who we are without saying a word. Whether at home or at work, smiling before we speak lets others know we are friendly and puts them at ease. A friendly attitude can make difficult conversations more productive and casual conversations more pleasant.
Try to begin most of your interactions with other people with a smile and friendly demeanor. If you don’t get a smile in return, don’t be discouraged…instead, make smiling a habit and celebrate your positive personality.