PEACE BEGINS WITH A SMILE
“Stop smiling. Every time you smile, an angel dies.”
I do not know who Kristan Higgins is and what made her say this. Read it again and you may surely wonder, as I do now: Why should an angel die every time I smile? After all, smile is a very potent weapon… and, if at all it should kill, it should kill a devil… Why an angel?
A certain problem was causing a great deal of stress in me. Just this morning, I found myself caught up in a negative thought-web and reacting with pain and anger. Some friends, who are my genuine well-wishers, were around me. An elderly gentleman, who always spreads cheer around him, caught my hand and said, “Are we going to have a Christmas party this time?”
The load dropped around my heart, instantly, and I simply smiled… There was peace in my heart!
“Peace begins with a smile,” Mother Teresa would say. The only way to dispel gloom is to greet our problems with a smile… Yes, it can kill the demon… the devil!
So, till I came across the mysterious quote of Kristan Higgins – ‘“Stop smiling. Every time you smile, an angel dies” – I had no plan to write this post. Probably, Higgins wanted to shake me off, draw my attention to the power of a smile.
What am I running from… My problems or my life?
Are we going to have a Christmas party this time?
Yes sir, certainly.
Pic.: Nicole Gubin-O'Ryan