Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Are you a natural smiler? Do you wonder why some people find it so difficult to smile, while others' never leave their faces? I think a smile can never be forced and it comes from a happy heart. I'm sure you have been caught (at least once, undoubtedly more) by another, smiling like a crazy fool to no one but yourself. It's usually a case of flashback; of one's words, actions or momentos.
Smiling is so much taken for granted that we don't think much of it. Yet, try to imagine entering a room full of people you know but with not a smile on anyone's face. You'd surely feel there's something amiss.
There may not be an actual price for a smile (hmmm, a ringgit per minute or hour?), or even a pahala per second of smile (kids are fond of asking the value of each good deed). Still, it is interesting to note that smiling is the easiest way of sadaqah, as it doesn't cost anything and you are never a smile less!
An old friend often ends his messages to me with a note to keep smiling. I wonder whether it means I have a nice smile that should be maintained, or that I don't smile enough? HaHaHa. Pause to reflect pleaseeeeee....