Smile, Kindness and Understanding~~Susie Austin

It’s snowing still,” said Eeyore gloomily.

 “So it is.”  “And freezing.” 

 “Is it?”  “Yes,” said Eeyore.

  “However,” he said, brightening up a little, 

“we haven’t had an earthquake lately.” 

 ~A.A. Milne    

The words of a true optimist how refreshing on a dark gray day!


Have you thought lately about the power of a smile?  Have you ever thought about how much a smile can change a person’s day? Both you and the person you are smiling at are affected in a positive way by this small little gesture. This tiny effort can perk up a bad attitude, make you seem more warm and inviting, and often pass some happiness on to others. You’d be surprised how a smiling face can become positive and motivational and in turn will have the ability to change attitudes.

Understanding others is a small but wonderful way to help people through hard times. Don’t judge, however a hand on the shoulder and a kindness shown will help your attitude as well. A word of caution not to get caught up in negative stories, If you find yourself in this situation have a  saying ready as in the quote for today. Change the attitude with a smile and a positive word.  

Kindness will go further than anyone can realize. Have you done any random acts of kindness lately? If not, why not begin today with a conscious decision to do at least one thing for someone else with not expecting anything in return. See how it makes you feel.   

With the power of a smile, understanding others and showing kindness how can you have a bad day?  Regardless of your personal situation if you incorporate these three things in your life today you will be a better person at the end of the day.

Susie Austin


~ by coachsusie on March 3, 2008.

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