Have you ever noticed that you feel uplifted when you see the wonderful perpetual smiles of a dolphin or a Golden Retriever? They’re born with them and are blessed to be able to bring joy to so many just by being. There’s a lesson there.
People have been even more uptight this year, in part due to the earth changes, spiritual changes, and most certainly from emotional changes that are exacerbated by the energy shifts going on. For example, look at the expressions of folks in grocery stores who are either on a tear, racing through the aisles, or others who appear almost bewildered as though wondering why they’re even there. But if you can catch their eye, try smiling; give a little nod, sort of an “I understand” communication.
The response doesn’t matter as much as the fact that you did it. Nine times out of ten, you’ll get a smile, albeit puzzled, back. The result? You feel better and so do they. It’s like seeing the Golden or a dolphin … it lifts the soul, takes a bit of loneliness out of life. And if you’re not careful, you might even find yourself humming, wondering what changed. Especially heartwarming is the smile you share with by a small child sitting in a cart or in a restaurant who’s a bit unsure at first, but then offers a big smile, maybe even playing peek-a-boo for a few seconds.
So it’s not a New Year’s resolution … those rarely work for me … but make it a life resolution. Smile and the world smiles with you. It’s joyful and contagious and so good for the soul!