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Here is the story for this week from the new series of Inspirational and Motivational stories. One of the oldest known forms of communication is story telling. There is something primordial within us that loves stories and their tremendous impact. In this series, we aim to bring you the best of real-life stories that can inspire and motivate you.
Stories always try to teach us something useful. It is one of the best ways of learning from other’s mistakes and avoiding our own. Although each story has its own moral, in the comments section you can share your opinion on the moral of the story. If you are able to see something that others might have missed, you can share it for the benefit of all.
Apart from just reading these awesome stories, you can also share some of the stories that have inspired you. If we find the story appropriate and useful, we will share it with all. More importantly, read these stories every week without a miss, and stay inspired.
So Here is the story for this week – Show them your Smile !
If there is one thing I have missed the most during this last year of the Covid-19 pandemic, it has been seeing other people’s smiles. When every face has a mask on it you may be safer in the health of your body but you start to feel sicker in the health of your soul. Over the months I have started to notice more the sparkle in the eyes, the lilt in the voice, and the gentle lifting of the mask when people smile at me. Still, it isn’t quite the same.
I have always cherished every smile like a treasure. Growing up my Mom’s smile added joy to my days. And I am so happy that it lives on today in the faces of my children. My Nana’s smile always had a happy “Hello!” to go along with it. My Dad’s smile was rarer but I always loved seeing it whenever he laughed.
Over the years I also learned a lot about smiles. I read once that “We don’t smile because we are happy. We are happy because we smile.” I also read that “I have never seen a smiling face that wasn’t beautiful.” And I realized that both of these things were true. I remember most, though, something I once heard from a red headed, jovial, laughing, Irish priest whose smile was contagious. He said: “If God didn’t want us to be happy then why does smiling feel so darned good and frowning feel so darned bad?”
It doesn’t matter then if you are wearing a mask or not. It doesn’t matter if your teeth are white or yellow, many or few, or missing altogether. Show them your smile. Smiles lift our spirits. Smiles share our love. Smiles spread our joy. Smiles shine our light. Smiles warm our hearts. Smiles calm our souls. Smiles make the world a better place. One of the greatest, kindest, most helpful, most giving, and most loving things you can do in this life is give another your smile. Keep smiling then.