The Power of a Smile…

By , July 25, 2010 6:08 pm

This weekend I decided to take some time out to relax, hike and restore my energy.

It’s so important to include rejuvenation time into a busy life. I’ve just returned from a 12.5 mile hike in the beautiful woods of North Dorset. I’m now chilling out in an 11th Century water mill listening to the abundance of water cascading down the River. This place is amazing for the soul.

I’ve spent the whole weekend in the wonder of nature. Nature ALWAYS makes me smile. The wildlife is wonderful here.

There REALLY is something about the healing nature of smiling…

I came across this poem written in Damien Hughes’ Liquid Leadership book and I wanted to share it because its a perfect summary of my weekend.

Smiling is infectious

You catch it like the flu

When someone smiled at me today

I started smiling too

I passed around the corner

And someone saw my grin

When he smiled, I realized

I’d passed it on to him.

I thought about that smile,

Then realized it’s worth,

A single SMILE just like mine,

Could travel round the earth.

So if you feel a smile begin,

Don’t leave it undetected.

Let’s start an epidemic quick

And get the world infected.

Author unknown

Here’s a smile from me to you for the week – pass it on!

5 Responses to “The Power of a Smile…”

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  2. Roger says:

    How true, genuine smiles get returned instinctively.

  3. Nancy says:

    YOU (and that unknown author) made me SMILE….thanks!!

  4. elaine says:

    Thanks for stopping by Roger and Nancy.

    A smile is such a wonderful gift to give someone. 🙂

  5. Tammy Vitale says:

    sorta like going viral before there was “viral” (except for bad things like being sick.) made ME smile! And love that photo on this post!

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