I used to have a hard time smiling at people, it was so tough and seemed useless to me. I also hated when people used to tell that I was wrong so nobody ever told me about it and smiling was a rare phenomenon for me for a long time.
A person who has a hard time smiling will probably have a difficult relationship with oneself too and it is more likely that he would be less happy with himself and that’s exactly was the case with me.
Let me tell you a secret, next time you encounter someone just smile genuinely and what you’ll notice is that the other person would also smile emphatically. When I started implementing this I was really nervous since I had never done something like this in my life before and it was really difficult but I did it anyway. It turned out to be a really an awesome experience and I have never stopped smiling since then.
A smile is contagious and we can’t abstain from smiling if the other person is genuine in his action and then for a very short time we become happy and it feels so good.
It costs nothing but creates much. It enriches those who receive,
without impoverishing those who give. It happens in a flash and the
memory of it sometimes lasts forever