Inspiration: The Power of a Smile

Have You Smiled for the One You Love Today?

Inspirational Quote

“If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love.”

~ Maya Angelou

The Psychological Perspective

Smiling is the most basic, yet most powerful forms of communication. It’s EMotion or (E)nergy in (Motion). Oh how we lose this most beautiful of facial expressions the older we get.

Ever notice how little people smile any more? When did life become so serious? It has always been my motto that:

Life is too serious to take seriously.

Dr. Thomas Maples

Yet, we are somehow shocked about the increase of generalized anxiety, sadness, and despair that encompasses our day to day life. The more I practice psychology, the more I begin to realize that hopelessness and despair are nothing more than a general absence of belief, faith in our capacity to change the inner state of our life. Luckily, we are in control. And what’s even better, we can oftentimes fake it until we make it. Smile and tell me how you naturally begin to feel.

SMILE:

(S) imply

(M) ake

(I) mportant

(L) oves

(E) xample

Have you smiled for someone you love today? If not, make it a point to show your love’s example through this simple act of kindness.

©2019 by Dr. Thomas Maples

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