Everyone has a story. Everyone has their ups and downs, obstacles in their way, days where it seems like everything is falling apart, when it feels like the whole world is conspiring against you. At times like these, you may feel like there’s absolutely nothing you can do to change the situation you are in—so you sulk. No one wants to be around negative Nancy, so, smile. You failed a test? Study more next time, and, smile. You didn’t get that job? You can’t do anything about it, so, smile. You lost your cell phone? Maybe you should be more careful….and smile.
“Nobody really cares if you’re miserable, so you might as well be happy.” -Cynthia NelmsI mean think about it, no one wants to be around someone who is always complaining, or simply mad at the world, because that brings your mood down, and likewise no one wants to be around you if you’re like that either. So, smile, and do it often. Be extra nice. Go out of your way to help someone else. Always say thank you. Brighten up someone’s day, it really doesn’t take much.
You woke up today, safe, in a warm bed, be thankful. And smile.