Smile Because It Happened

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Smiling

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”

Dr Seuss

The other day, several blogger buddies reminded me that March 2nd was the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel aka Dr. Seuss. If anyone could make the world smile, it was Dr. Seuss.

I am Sam
I am Sam
Sam I am. That Sam-I-am!
Than Sam-I-am!
I do not like
that Sam-I-am! Do you like
green eggs and ham? I do not like them,
Sam-I-am.
I do not like
green eggs and ham.

Dr. Seuss

This week, the focus is smiling.  You know, that happy, kind or amused facial appearance, usually with the corners of the mouth turned up.  It warms our hearts; it gives us joy and brings sunshine to our day, even when there are buckets full of rain falling from the sky.

Smiles generate moments of vivid recall.  We remember kindness and genuine acceptance.  William Arthur Ward, said the “A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.”

Smiling seems an effortless way to spread compassion.

Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.”

Paramahansa Yogananda, Yogi and Guru