Smile to yourself until you notice that your seriousness, or even severity, has vanished; until you have warmed your own heart with the development of a cheery disposition. Then go out and radiate your smile.
With a smile you can bring new life and hope and courage into the hearts of the weary, the over-burdened, the discouraged, the tempted, the despairing. Your smile can prepare the way for a sinner's return to God. It can promote contentment, joy, satisfaction, encouragement, and confidence in the hearts of others.
Smile on the lonely faces, on the timid faces, on the sorrowful faces, on the sickly faces, on the fresh young faces, on the wrinkled old faces, on the familiar faces of your family and friends. Let all enjoy the beauty and inspiring cheer of your smiling face!
~Kindness, Fr. Lawrence G. Lovasik
*I am blessed with many smiling children (most of the time :) .