The sad one that is a silent recognition of trying times.
And the most common type, the plastered one that stays put. The latter being very adept for social occasions.
And many more types, including the sarcastic one, the quirky type; depending on the occasion and situation.
But, when was the last time, I have seen a genuine type? Frankly, it’s been ages.
Why did this thought come up? Well, I’m back after a social function, of as I would say seeing a lot of “baring of teeth” scenarios. And post event, reflecting back, I really what ever happened to the genuine type.
Smiles. Something that can turn your mood around. A silent reminder of the pleasantness of life. But, scarce are the real smiles. The genuine smiles. Smiles which are actually meant from within, instead of the act of baring our teeth.
True smiles are rare to come. Maybe it’s because of the fact that most of the day goes busy. Or maybe because most of us have seen too much of “the bad in life”. Or maybe it’s due to the cynic outlook of life that is developed, ever since leaving the days of childhood.
So where did all the smiles go? If anyone says, it’s only a city effect, I would disagree. Rural areas have lost their smiles too. Smiling is one way to say, “Hey, hope you have a nice day.”
It’s time to revive the dying art. The art of a true smile. It’s time to stop running around. Time to stop chasing time. Time to stop and appreciate the little happy happenings of the day. Time to ignore the unpleasantness of the day. Time to just feel a smile. A real smile. The art of receiving one and beauty of having one is simply lovely.
As the adage goes, smile and the world smiles with you.