I never really contemplated the humble smile up until today. It has always been one of those things you take for granted, paste on your face when necessary and return when the need arises. Yet there is power in them there shining whites. Today for example I sheltered under the eaves of a bus shelter with thunder rumbling overhead my legs trembling because quite frankly I am not a brave soul and beside me was a young man also waiting for the bus to arrive. I looked in his direction he in mine and he gave me a 'Yeah it sucks I know I feel the same way too' smile. Nothing was said yet for some odd reason I felt comforted by his smile.
And as the day wore on there were more smiles. The 'thank you for holding the door open for me' smile, the 'Oh God I feel sorry for you having to listen to that' smile and lets not forget my favorite the smile at the meeting that says 'Yeah that's exactly what I was thinking'.
You would not believe how many different types there are for all sorts of situations. Interestingly enough you do not have to be a brain surgeon to work out what each smile means. It is instinctive we automatically see the smile connect with the eyes and have total understanding. I do not know about you but I find that pretty amazing. A smile telepathy thing no one ever considered before until now that is.
So brush your pearly whites because there is power in that there smile. The power to give hope, comfort, support and to show love and understanding. The power to share something special without the need for words pretty amazing your Blackberries and Phones can't do that!
Smile and the whole world smiles with you.