Wednesday, March 15, 2017
To Be Nice is a Simple Smile
A friend of mine told me that he didn’t know what nice is
Joke or no joke, I needed to be able to define it for ME
I could not respond to him immediately with words
So complex, yet so simple
But I felt the virtue very deeply and I just needed time
I googled and found meanings and definitions
This was not good enough
I needed something "simple"
While searching, my eyes landed on “one particular word'
Oh, that's it !
To be nice is to smile
A genuine smile from the heart
True, that both the eyes and a smile can say eons about a person
For sure, a smile can be enhanced by beautiful teeth
But it is the formation of the muscles and ligaments in the mouth that form the smile
Many a toothless old lady or man has had the most beautiful smile ever
A beautiful smile comes from the “heart of hearts”
The beauty defined here is not the physical
But rather beauty, as in the perfection of the idea of beauty
To be nice is to start with a smile
It does so much for the person giving and the person receiving it
A generous smile brightens some day and encourages them to smile, as well,,
Smiling can do so much
And not just for you
But, also for the person receiving it!
A generous smile can brighten someone’s day
And encourage them to smile at others, and make them feel good, as well
This is a definitive way to be NICE !!