The superpower you forget to use
Smiling is the superpower you forget to use.
It is a bridge and a ladder. It connects people and elevates communication. Smiling diffuses tension and anger. It is like a vacuum to a flame.
It evokes happiness and fosters joy.
Smiling makes friends and customers out of strangers. It is a foundation of likability and conquers contempt.
Smiling saves lives.
Don’t believe me? Check out this video from TED by Ron Gutman.
And if that wasn’t convincing enough, here are the timeless words of Dale Carnegie:
“Your smile is a messenger of your good will. Your smile brightens the lives of all who see it. To someone who has seen a dozen people frown, scowl or turn their faces away, your smile is like the sun breaking through the clouds. Especially when that someone is under pressure from his bosses, his customers, his teachers or parents or children, a smile can help him realize that all is not hopeless — that there is joy in the world.”