Do you know what seems to be missing today? In times when masks are being worn, it is very apparent that “smiles” are missing from our daily view.
Smiles are something we can take for granted. They warm our hearts instantly, and radiate friendliness. Research even shows that smiling intentionally can actually boost our mood, tricking our bodies into thinking we are happy. How wild is that?
Although we may not be able to share a smile if we are wearing masks, as we go about our daily routines, try to reach out with a warm “Hello” to a stranger, co-worker, neighbor or friend along the way. They may not be able to see your smile during these difficult days, but their ears will delight in a friendly “hello” acknowledgement.
We all need a little more kindness and friendliness these days. Try to be that kindness to someone else today.