“There’s gon’ be some stuff you gon’ see
that’s gon’ make it hard to smile in the future.
But through whatever you see,
through all the rain and the pain,
you gotta keep your sense of humor.
You gotta be able to smile through all this …” Tupac Shakur
Personally I learnt so much from PAC’s lyrics. For that and I digress, Biggy was big both literally and lyrically yet PAC was the greatest even a GOAT. Similarly Prince was prince and MJ was the king.
Anyhow, for me a smile sends a ripple of hope to the people around me, more often than not people tell me that my smile cheers them up. Likewise I also get cheered up by such remarks hence making people feel good makes me happy. That said through difficulties and everyday challenges I keep my smile or a positive countenance like PAC acknowledged. I have learnt to focus on things that I can do rather than things beyond my capabilities which will only frustrate me.
More importantly I use smiling as a form of communication particularly when I’m abroad, a smile can convey a myriad of messages or signals. But beware of the craft folk they might take your sweetness for weakness or take you for a mug.