Reflections on Life: Smiles Brings Goodness to Life

Guan Ming

PureInsight | March 2, 2008

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wholehearted smile is the most beautiful language in the world. Like
sunshine and bridges, smiles pass warmth to everyone in the world and
fill the world with harmony. Smiles brings goodness to life and pass
happiness and peacefulness to people.

The power that people have differs. But as long as one has sincerity
and a smile, one can make others feel refreshed and make people
surrounding him feel respected and happy. Therefore, even though a
person does not have much power, as long as he carries sincerity and a
smile, his life will be changed. Sincerity and a smile can not only
bring him warmth and friendship, but also creates happiness for

One day, Brian paid a visit to one of his clients, but the client
refused his business proposal so he was very frustrated. When he
returned to the company, he reported this to his manager. The manager
listened to him attentively and pondered for a while. Then he said,
"How about visiting him again? But you have to adjust your mentality
and remember to put a smile on your face at every moment. If you have a
kindhearted smile, the client will be able to sense your sincerity."
The next day, Brian followed his manager's advice and visited the
client again. He tried his best to be happy and sincere, and always had
smile on his face. In the end, the client was affected by him and
signed the business agreement.

From that day on, Brian started bringing his smile into his house. He
had been married for 18 years, but because of the demanding job, he was
not able to take good care of his beloved wife and rarely smiled at
her. From that day on, the first thing he did every morning was to
smile at himself in the mirror and smile at his wife at breakfast. His
wife was amazed and became very excited. In the following two weeks, he
felt he had more happiness at home than in the past two years.  

Brian then spread his smile everywhere. At the building entrance he
smiled at the elevator operator. In the restaurant he smiled at the
waiter and the chef. At the stock exchange he smiled at the clerks at
every moment. Even strangers, Brian would greet them with a smile. Very
soon, Brian found people all gave him a smile in return, his business
revenue increased tremendously, and his personal income grew. His
sincere smile has brought him happiness, both materially and mentally.

Of course the smile must come from the heart before it can touch
others. A smile is like a gentle breeze in the spring, which can warm
people's heart, or the warm sunshine in the winter that can melt the
ice. A smile is a language of silence and an ambassador of
wonderfulness. It shows kindheartedness on one's face and brings
sunshine to the world.

Dale Carnegie, the master of interpersonal relationships, praised the "sincere smile" in his poem, "The Value of a Smile."

It cost nothing, but creates much.

It enriches those who receive, without impoverishing those who give.

It happens in a flash and the memory of it sometimes last forever.

None are so rich they can get along without it, and none so poor but are richer for its benefits.

It creates happiness in the home, fosters good will in a business and is the countersign of friends.

It is rest to the weary, daylight to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad, and Nature's best antidote for troubles.


A smile is an ever-lasting flower blooming wherever there are people
regardless of season or location. The more pure and kind one's heart
is, the more beautiful the flower is. A smile at others is respect,
understanding and trust. If smiles can spread everywhere, then the
world will become a beautiful place. With smiles, good luck and
happiness come along.

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