The Last Smile

“If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it.” Andy Rooney At the end of the day, we are left with our reflections and memories.  May the last thought you have bring a smile to your face, and lightness to your sleep.  For tomorrow, dawns a new adventure. “Better by far…

The Most Famous Smile

There was a huge crowd, but I managed to get a photograph of the most famous smile in the world.  But the lesson I learned that day occurred when I looked back into the crowd.  There was not a smile on any face. It is a serious business looking at the perfect smile. “I love…

Kindred Spirits

“I’m glad we had the times together just to laugh and sing a song, seems like we just got started and then before you know it, the times we had together were gone.”   Dr. Seuss Life is a series of moments that carry us from day-to-day.   Those moments are given meaning and purpose through connections…

Sometimes it’s not easy …

“Joy’s smile is much closer to tears than laughter.” Victor Hugo It’s not easy to smile when you’re in the midst of a difficult situation.  It’s not easy to smile when you see someone is hurting.  It’s not easy to smile when you encounter injustice and inequality.  It’s not easy to smile when you feel…

Power of a Smile

“You are you and that is true, there’s no one in the world who’s you-er than you.”  Dr. Seuss The research on smiling is extensive and far-reaching.   Our dear friend, Charles Darwin, when he was not writing “The Origin of the Species” came up with the Facial Feedback Response Theory that argues smiling makes you…

Smiling Begins with Children

“Why are they sad and glad and bad? I do not know, go ask your dad.”  Dr. Seuss Shinichi Suzuki, violinist, educator and humanitarian said that “Children learn to smile from their parents.”  Even so, whenever I think of a perfect smile, I remember when my baby boy smiled at me for the first time. …