A smile is the easiest, quickest way to display your inner joy. It can also place others at ease when meeting you, or lift the spirit of someone who is down. You have probably heard it said, “It takes more muscles to frown than it does to smile!” Smile more…….it increases your “face value!”
I realize it’s not always easy to smile. And it may not be our first inclination. We are busy, we are preoccupied with challenges or life issues. But when I look at this picture of these smiling children I took in an impoverished rice plantation in the Dominican Republic, it leaves most of us with little excuse not to smile.
They were malnourished, had no shoes, and lived in less than desirable conditions, yet they smiled. Even poverty and lack of essentials could not suppress the inner joy they had………. Could you use some of that? Jesus Christ said, “It shall be in you, a well of living water, springing up into everlasting life.” John 4:14
While we were there, we fed these precious children and gave them basic shoes before we left, giving them even more to smile about. (Auyanasia Foundation, Rosario Rincon, LGL)