A smile can stop tears, raise hope on life, ease ones pain, shed light on sorrow, make you blush, even fill one with excitement. The things a smile can do are truly limitless. Every ones smile can cause such different positive reactions in so many different people. The simple greatness of a smile is truly remarkable. It’s true… some of the best things in life are free, yet priceless.
I heard these words a long back in my childhood.
Recently My Friend Ashok, who is my team-mate told me about an incident that took place in life. It’s a heart Touching real story.
In his Words……
” I am a very friendly person and always smile at everyone and say hello anyway.
One day when I am at a Tiffin centre in sultan bazaar one poor old man came there. He smelled really bad and all of a sudden everyone around me began to back away.
As I looked down at the short gentleman, close to me, he was “smiling”.
His beautiful sky blue eyes were full of Light, his eyes looked as if he searching for acceptance.
Suddenly, in a polite voice he said, “Good day” and started smiling loudly, I was shocked by his words. I realized the man was educated, and I thought he was mentally challenged, because his clothes were torn and standing in the full sun even without sandals.
Then I really felt it – the compulsion was so great I almost reached out and embraced the little man with the blue eyes.
That is when I noticed all eyes in the restaurant were set on me, judging my every action.
I smiled and asked the man to sit with me. He came and sat opposite me .
I ordered two paneer dosa, one for me and one for that gentle man. I put the tray on the table and laid my hand on the blue-eyed gentleman’s cold hand and I asked what your name is? I leaned over, began to pat his hand and said, “I did not do this for you. God is here working through me to give you hope.”
He looked up at me, with tears in his eyes, and said, “Thank you son”. I am not a beggar, but for many years I begged my children for their love, care and concern. Finally I became a beggar. I held my tears as I am there with them. By listening those words, I was unable to sit there even for a moment.
When I started walking away from him, tears started rolling from my eyes, because at that moment I thought of my parents, who I never cared, never shown concern or love. If love them, but i never tries to show to them.
That day showed me the value of simple smile and the miracle that love can make.Share a smile to everyone, it brings a lot of change in the person who gives and who receives.
I graduated with one of the biggest lessons I would ever learn: UNCONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE. ”
Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.
LOVE PEOPLE AND USE THINGS – Never LOVE THINGS AND USE PEOPLE.
To handle yourself, use your head. To handle others, use your heart.
In your Life’s journey, If you Find anyone without smile, please give them one.
A small piece of advice my dear friends, fall back to your parents for anything and everything. I am sure that will make our lives better. Our parents may not understand all our feelings, emotions and thoughts immediately. They may not be so educated, talented & advanced, however I am sure they will make an honest attempt to understand us at any case. And, that attempt would always make the result fruitful. It is because they deny something or go against some of our decisions it does not mean they will do it always. They always understand and all ears to us with an unlimited unconditional eternal love. Please understand your parents & respect the love, hope, dreams & the faith that they kept on you…..
Much love and compassion is sent to each and every person who may read this and learn how to love and be loved.
Help the fellow beings, in what ever you have.
Keep this going……………..Yours Ever lasting…munn@
Please feel free to share your story and any lessons you learned, you experienced, you came across in your life in the comments below.