“Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.” ~Janet Lane
No matter what you think about yourself, your most influential and accessible asset is your face. Before you say a word, your countenance delivers a nonverbal communication to everyone that you encounter. What message are you conveying?? With the pressures of life, we often walk through the day preoccupied with our tasks and agendas. We’re disconnected. Closed off. We avoid eye contact. We’re about our business. We’re soooo serious.
Consider becoming more conscious of opportunities to share a bit of your light with the world. You don’t have to attempt huge, miraculous acts to “be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Receiving something as simple as a smile can completely change the course of someone’s day. We underestimate the positive energy that can be created from this simple exchange. The world needs all the goodwill that we can generate, don’t you think? Make smiling a part of your delivery in everything you do. You will find that the quality of your interactions – including everything from passing a coworker in the hallway to giving a formal presentation to a group of people – will improve.
A smile conveys confidence and warmth and makes people feel at ease. Your inner awareness manifests as outer charm when you share a smile. While I don’t think of myself as the most influential person; in many situations, my easy friendliness and smile have helped me diffuse tension and create productive environments.
Hands down, smiling is the number one weapon in your arsenal to combat negativity and generate peace. It costs nothing, yet it gives and gives.
“Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.” ~Charles Reade
I’m doing an all call for inspirational quotes, videos, short blogs, and articles that relate to improving self-esteem, and developing a positive body image and sense of self. We’re calling it Self-Concept Thursdays! Send your submissions to [email protected] using Self-Esteem as the subject line.
***In the meantime, leave your Positive Affirmations below!***