This is a main motto in my life. Even if it's not a completely genuine smile, just displaying that grin will gradually help it grow into authenticity. Like sneezes, smiles are contagious.
Smiling, I believe (and has been "proven"), makes others likely to smile in reciprocity. And simply smiling at someone who gazes your way may have such a positive impact on their day: you never know when someone else desperately needs a friendly twinkle.
Even in my current state of on the verge of being swallowed by work and others irresponsibility. I'm trying to grin and bear in. Move forward through the next two weeks of intensity.
As Vitamin C once sang, "put a smile on your face, make the world a better place".
|"Story of my life", Custom shirt, Downtown Disney April 2011-|
Side note: I'd also like to come back and revisit this topic when I have a chance to breathe and properly articulate my thoughts.