“The greatest gift you could ever give is your own happiness. When you are in a state of joy or appreciation, you are connected
to the stream of source energy that is truly who-you-are and everything or anyone that you are holding as your object of attention benefits from your attention.”
Esther and Jerry Hicks(from The Teachings of Abraham, Ask and It Is Given cards)
“LET US SMILE”
by WD Nesbit
“THE THING THAT GOES THE FARTHEST TOWARD MAKING LIFE WORTHWHILE,
THAT COSTS THE LEAST AND DOES THE MOST,
IS JUST A PLEASANT SMILE.
IT’S FULL OF WORTH AND GOODNESS TOO,
WITH MANLY KINDNESS BLENT,
IT’S WORTH A MILLION DOLLARS AND IT DOESN’T COST A CENT.”
This is from a book called “All Smiles” by Bruce Velick
We need to get into the smile habit! Much of the world got into the frown habit and that became the norm in many places. It’s now time to break out of that. If you smile sincerely, it breaks the “spell” of negativity and brings forth joy, love and happiness! You cannot genuinely smile and have negative thoughts at the same time. We didn’t come here to be miserable, mean, cold, frowning, jealous, angry and greedy. It doesn’t even make sense when you think about it. Anyone can choose the smiling habit. When you smile, you are saying to others that all IS well and that you love them unconditionally. Yes, there are others that you feel that you don’t wish to smile at because you don’t like something they did or said and you don’t want to love them.
If we are all one, and we are, then we need to see the good in others as you would like them to see you that way as well. We all have done things that we are not happy about, but what you are thinking and doing right now is what matters. Moses killed someone. We need to see others innocence. We are all working out our salvation one way or another. Judging others and demeaning others doesn’t get us anywhere but more frowns in the world. It doesn’t mean you have to be best friends with everyone you give a smile to. Many of us are taught that we are superior to others because our religion is the “only” way, to someone who has a large bank account, people of high intelligence, someone in the public eye etc. This stance in the world doesn’t make for unity but separation. We need to stop creating division in the world. We are all the same and we are all individuals.
Amy Goodman, asked Pete Seeger, on her radio show how we can heal the world? He said that one of the ways was through SMILING.
Since then, Pete Seeger has been on my radio show on the first hour show of 2007. Good way to start the year.
“How frequently we have thought that we were chickens destined to spend our lives limited to an earthly existence with limited horizons. We are made for the sublime, the transcendent. We are not bound to this earth and a humdrum existence but are made for something truly glorious.We are not mere chickens but eagles destined to soar to sublime heights; we are made for freedom and laughter and goodness and love and eternity, despite all appearances to the contrary. We should be straining to become what we have it in us to become; to gaze at the rising sun and lift off and soar.”
Archbishop Desmond Tutu wrote this as a foreword to a wonderful book called, “Fly, Eagle, Fly!” An African Tale by Christopher Gregorowski
MAY YOU ALL GIVE AND RECEIVE MANY SMILES. YOU WILL EXPERIENCE AN AMAZING STATE OF GRACE. MY WISH FOR ALL OF YOU AND THE WORLD IS TO REMEMBER TO SMILE ALONE NO MATTER WHAT IS GOING ON AND IN OTHERS PRESENCE. I KNOW ITS DIFFICULT AT TIMES. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES. PLEASE TRUST ME ON THIS. WE MUST SMILE FIRST AND THEN OUR EXPERIENCE CHANGES FOR THE BETTER. SINCERE SMILES ONLY APPLY. THIS IS ABOUT LOVE. WHEN YOU SMILE SINCERELY, YOU OPEN YOUR HEART AND THE WORLD NEEDS MORE L O V E L O V E L O V E L O V E
MINDY “SMILE” FRADKIN