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The magic of smile

india Updated: Oct 03, 2012 23:43 IST
Lajpat Rai Sabharwal
Lajpat Rai Sabharwal
Hindustan Times
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To use a cliché, laughter is the best medicine. If one smiles and remains cheerful, it is reflected in the world around him.

It is like the switch of an electric bulb that makes darkness disappear; and light and clarity is all around. The moment we put it (smile) on, our hearts start cheering up and all gloomy scenes around us suddenly disappear.

As we smile, our whole inner being, the subconscious, changes. Smile is like the sun; if there is total darkness and suddenly the sun appears, you can see clarity all around.

It disperses all the clouds and then, only the sun keeps shining. Similarly, a simple act of smiling can make all the gloom around disappear and everything becomes bright. All of us must learn to smile all the time and be in bliss.

One day, some saints were going for a big Ygya. A girl asked the saints, "I have no good clothes to change into, what shall I wear?" The saints replied, " Wears smile, it is enough."

Let us remember, the magic of your smile works wonders on others as well and is the key to happiness.

That is why Mother Teresa said, "Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing."

A smile can be highly contagious. When someone smiles, we feel better. This is a gift we can give to ourselves and to others around us. Sages have advised that each day should be fresh. Don't come with pre-conceived notions. Laughter helps clear the air. So break out of it and have a hearty laugh. Enjoy life and don't pity yourself. New Year is around the corner. Let us all welcome it with a smile and make others smile.

An old Irish prayer says, "Take time to laugh, it is the music of the soul."

So use laughter consciously to beak tension in your self and in others. Laughter, after all, is a magic potion that cures all gloomy minds and helps people live cheerful lives.