100 Fascinating Brain Facts

SMILE!!!

Posted: August 29, 2014
By: Drs. Dawn & Michael Falite

SMILE!!!

Sometimes when I am walking through Kroger, sitting in traffic, or just driving around town, I like to think about the people I see.  I wonder what their lives are like...what kind of day are they having, do they enjoy their career, how many kids do they have, why do they still have that political bumper sticker on their car...just weird stuff like that.  Come on, you know you do that, too!

We have all encountered the occasional grumpy person, maybe in the checkout line or maybe cutting someone off in traffic.  Zig Ziglar, a well-known motivational speaker, used to say to not let those people get to you.  You never know what is going on in someone's life/world.  They may be dealing with an illness in the family, a job loss, an argument with their spouse...you get the idea.  Zig referred to this as someone "kicking their cat."  Boy, if someone kicked my cat, I would definitely be upset and it would probably have an affect on my day!  Of course, Sassy is very sweet, so I don't know why anyone would kick her.  But, I digress....

My point is that we are all humans BEING.  Yes, you read that correctly.  Think about it.  We are humans experiencing this thing we call LIFE.  Some days are "good," and some days it just feels like someone has been kicking your cat.  What can you do, right?  Well, you can start by being kind to people you meet.  Give them a big SMILE and say hello.  You might help turn their day around.

Never underestimate the power of being kind.  And, if all else fails...take a page out of Sassy's book!

 

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