SMILING

Definition of Smile: form one’s features into a pleased, kind, or amused expression
Synonyms of Smile: grin, beam, laugh, twinkle, etc.

These notes are from recovery in AA and/or related 12 step programs.
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A smile costs nothing,  but gives much. It enriches those who receive, without making poorer those who give.

It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None is so rich or mighty that he can get along without it, and none is so poor but he can be made rich by it. –Unknown | More…

You can’t let adversity get you down. Keep smiling.
Smiling is first an attitude and then an action.

Giving a smile and getting one in return diminishes our sense of separation.
Problems diminish, too. –Keepers of the Wisdom/Karen Casey | More…

There’s one thing you can’t give away. You can’t give away a smile.
It always comes back to you. –Violet Hensley

Smiling is somewhat like yawning. When we see someone do it, it initiates one in us, too.
But how often are we the initiators of a smile when we catch the attention of someone?

Life could be simpler than we choose to make it. We can awake each day, decide we’ll respond to our experiences and people in them with respect and friendliness, and put on a smile. Some of life’s decisions are simple. Let’s relish them. — Keepers of the Wisdom/Karen Casey | More…

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