It takes me some good time to actually smile a lip to eye smile that refreshes my face with confidence because little things make me do that. I always say ‘i have no good smile to smile about things’, or that ‘that thing is not worthy my smile because its not good enough for me’. My Dad has always been disappointed in me for showing little interest in all the worthy while things to smile about.
Now i have promised myself to write this piece with as many words of SMILE as i can so that they become my yardstick ratio to smile every day and every moment.
Mum says smiling keeps you young and healthy; which cliche i have heard many times it has held no meaning to me until now when inspiration is on the ‘down low’ and lack of sleep evades me, movies which should have interested and kept me company until i sleep, fail me; a smile appeared from no way and lite my heart with hope that it will get better.
Through that silence and quiet in my humble house i realized true happiness comes when you appreciate the beauty around you. The sun in the sky after the rain, the wet grass on the ground in the morning with misty water on it, the air filled with dusty smell at the drops of rain on dry soil, and the flowers that bloom in the morning with a great morning fragrance. (You should see the smile on my face as i think about these simple small moments of the day).
Just a thought of these small things; i just want to run to my dad’s arms with a huge smile and tell him ‘you were so right it’s all over us’… because most times which is becoming a disease though others think its an addiction, am so indulged into my computer, cell phones, my movies and my social media platforms that i forget to just breathe and smile.
Way forward which has always been presented to me is not to listen to haters because people kick you down, you get right back up with a smile even if am in pain, dust my shoulders and kneels off, and carry on with my beautiful smile . Dad says
‘they will hate you even more when they see that they don’t get to you. Smile child its one of the great things you have to feel happiness’
So why resolve to smile now, with no limitations and considerations? Because through everything bad and good; like yesterday’s lack of inspiration to do anything i still got a smile that inspired me and there after my life got better.
It might be stormy like Hurricane Sandy in New York, but it can’t rain forever it never does, so long as i am strong and keep holding on through the storm.
We have all heard this cliche many times and most times it stops making sense becomes a quote for reference;
‘When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile‘.
But this quot/cliche has a lot of strength in it
“hundred un smile problems and thousand smile reasons”
and all you have to do is look for them.
Never forget to smile when you see the sun come out,
‘because your laughter and your love are all that make you who you are’
my mother’s words.
Let me leave you with Kirk Franklin’s Song I Smile.
Oooh am going to be smiling 23 times every hour of the day… BELIEVE WITH ME.