Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 256

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“A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.”

Phyllis Diller

Well, thank you for that, Spidey. You know exactly how I feel about smiling. 🙂

Personally, I feel so much better, when I have a smile on my face. Even if times are tough, that slight upwards curve of my lips, sets the tone for how I approach things.

I guess a smile helps to send positive hormones around your body, and they will make you look at situations in a much brighter way.

Equally, greeting someone with a smile (a genuine one, though) eases moments too. I know that as long as I have a smile for my parents, when opening the door every morning, and more smiles for my pupils, the parents leave, reassured, and the children come in happier, too.

I am known for having that smile on my face. When I was at university, I was described as ‘that smiley, curly haired girl from Birmingham’. See, the smile was always noticed first!

And I am totally unable to put a false smile on.

Even if I try and smile to mask any hurt or upset, it is quickly picked up on by those closest to me. Because that smile won’t reach my eyes. (That’s how you can tell anyone’s genuine smiles – if they smile and their eyes shine, or even crinkle at the edges, that’s a real one. If they are all teeth, but the eyes are a bit dull, and wide open, hello fake smile!)

Equally, a smile from a stranger can be worth more than you know. It costs us nothing, but benefits us by exercising plently of facial muscles, and can give someone who may be feeling forgotten, a real boost.

So… today, I won’t ask a question. Today, a challenge. Try and smile a little through adversity, and see how it might change your outlook on a situation. Or give someone who looks like they need it, a smile.

Have a peaceful Sunday Peeps.  Smile, and enjoy your week! ❤ 

36 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rae Reads
    Feb 04, 2020 @ 15:04:58

    The best-dressed woman’s favorite accessory to wear is a smile!

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  2. thereluctantpoet
    Jan 28, 2020 @ 01:56:59

    Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet.

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  3. Jennie
    Jan 26, 2020 @ 21:12:01

    I love this!! When you finally ‘reach’ a child with a smile, the world lights up. 😀

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  4. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Jan 26, 2020 @ 20:34:15

    With a smile on you face, you are much more perfect, Sis! 🙂 Have a beautiful beginning of the new week. Michael

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  5. willowdot21
    Jan 26, 2020 @ 18:24:27

    I love to smile too Sis, and you are so right I cannot fake a smile either, if the eyes do not light up its not real. A my clever loved dad always said, “The eyes are the window to the soul.” I hope you have had a good day Sis 💜💜💜

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  6. syl65
    Jan 26, 2020 @ 18:15:51

    A smile can be very uplifting 😊

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  7. johnrieber
    Jan 26, 2020 @ 16:51:15

    Nothing more welcoming than a smile…thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. John W. Howell
    Jan 26, 2020 @ 15:37:47

    Have a peaceful Sunday as well, Ritu.

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  9. robbiesinspiration
    Jan 26, 2020 @ 12:07:54

    A really great post, Ritu. There is nothing better than a smile, it makes the giver and the receiver feel good.

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  10. Mary Smith
    Jan 26, 2020 @ 11:59:25

    Love this quote 🙂

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  11. Darlene
    Jan 26, 2020 @ 11:50:16

    My dad always said, “The best-dressed person is the person wearing a smile.” You have a lovely smile, Ritu. xo

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  12. potatosandwich
    Jan 26, 2020 @ 08:27:33

    A genuine smile in the direction of loved ones and strangers can make a whole lot of difference. It’s free…

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  13. April Munday
    Jan 26, 2020 @ 07:41:00

    One of the best things about smiles is that they’re contagious.

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  14. Lucy
    Jan 26, 2020 @ 06:11:29

    A smile is simple, but so effective for oneself and others. Great post. A very enjoyable read! 👍

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  15. IreneDesign2011
    Jan 26, 2020 @ 05:51:08

    Nice post Ritu and yes, a smile can change the world for people.

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