A smile is the universal language of the heart.
– David Cuschieri
I have traveled extensively through the years and there is one thing that is universally accepted more than your American Express card and more priceless than anything you can buy on Mastercard, and that is a heart-felt smile.
Money Can’t Buy You Happiness
You create your own happiness every day. Great wealth isn’t a guarantee of happiness. In fact, some of the happiest people I met on my journeys came from those to whom in the West we would think would have little to smile about.
The Smile High Club
Smiles are something you can give regardless of your economic status. Traveling through India and through my adventures hitching through Papua New Guinea I have seen smiles literally a ‘smile wide’. Share your joy with others and you will soon realise that the more you give the happier you feel. It is easy to feel high – simply smile at others.
The Midas Touch
If you want to open doors to your happiness simply smile more. Greet people you know with a warm smile. Look into their eyes and acknowledge that you see them. The greatest joy comes when we smile at total strangers. That is when magic happens. Your smile says “I see you’.
The Universal Language of the Heart
Everyone recognises and appreciates a smile. Whether you are Chinese, Australian, American, or Japanese, ‘Smilese’ is the universal language of the heart. In my travels through Papua New Guinea I would get off the back of a truck laden with pigs and women going to the markets with billums or string bags overflowing with vegetables. Immediately I would be greeted by great big smiles of local villagers. It was a mixture of curiosity and real warmth. I would smile back open-heartedly and within moments I would be offered a place to sleep for the night with a family in the village and their generous hospitality.
The High Life
If you want to live the ‘high life’ simply smile. It is incredible who you meet and what doors open up to you when you show genuine warmth to others. Never underestimate a smile to win you that job or meet the love of your life.
Attitude Will Get You High
They say that you can teach skill but attitude is something else. Employers want to work with people with the right attitude. There is no wonder why they say that ‘your attitude will determine your altitude’. How much success you have in life will be a direct result of how much care and attention you afford others.
Love At First Sight
A smile says volumes more than sweet talk. There have been many a couple who have met and the very first thing they remember was the other’s incredible smile. Our smile is the greatest piece of real estate we have on our body. It is much more than a mouth and teeth. It is about the eyes and heart coming together to recognise the soul of another. Our smile is our greatest asset.
So remember, life has given you the greatest gift that no intelligence or wealth can buy you – your smile. It is your killer weapon to create more joy in your life and in others and open doors to limitless possibilities. Forget the boob job or the botox, share that killer smile and it will take you miles.