Saturday, July 9, 2011

What does it cost to smile???


A smile is a facial expression formed by flexing the muscles near both ends of the mouthAmong humans, it is an expression denoting pleasurejoyhappiness, or amusement, but can also be an involuntary expression of anxiety, in which case it is known as a grimace. Smiling is something that is understood by everyone despite culture, race, or religion; it is internationally known

One morning I was going to work and as usual I was listening to my music with a very strict looking facial expression.  I was sitting on the back seat and at one moment I was looking on my right side at a building on the road.  A teen, who was at the other end of the seats saw me looking her way and she gave me a smile.  I smiled back and then looked away.

In that little moment, I was rushed back to the days I was in college or at university.  Back then it was so easy to smile to a complete stranger with whom you exchanged looks for a very brief moment.  Where are the smiles now?

We Mauritians are very known for our smile among tourists.  Well at least that was what I've learned during my studies or when I was younger.  Some tourists whom I met did tell me that the first thing that they noticed upon arriving in Mauritius was the smile!  A genuine one if I go by they way they were amazed.

So what happened?  Is it me who changed?  Am I the one who does not smile anymore?  Or is it that we are so stressed and engrossed with our daily problems that we forgot the little smiles that I used to see whenever I crossed the look of a person?

Did it happen to you?  Were you used to give a little smile to a stranger?  Does it happen to you even today?

Since that day I try to give a smile to people I come across but I often get stares!!!!

Anyway, life is so short and we all have our own problems to face, whatever their nature but try to SMILE even if the person is a stranger....It does not cost anything to laugh.  As mentioned in the quote, it only needs some flexing of the muscles at both ends of the mouth :)  But to be noted that the smile should be genuine and a warm one!  A smile that you really want to share with someone else.  Who knows that may make the day of someone???


Keep smiling!!!

Smilingly yours....


A little update...


Am I back???  I hope :)

Well, actually, it's been a long time I have not posted anything.  I was busy with work during the weekdays and when weekends came I was sick. Yeah the flu has a perfect timing!!!

As usual when I travel (in the bus of I have a lot of ideas that fuse in my mind.  But since I do not write them down, I forget all my ideas the moment I step down the bus.

Anyway, this one is going to be a short one.  Just wanted to leave a note that I am still in business.  I am simply not online very often....or maybe I should admit I am not that inspired these days....blame it on being tired and sick pfffttt... To be frank, I hate winters....since I spend most of it either freezing (though winters in Mauritius is far from european winters or canadian winters for instance) or am sick with a flu that does not want to leave me...ughhhh

Well, that's all for a reminder than Mina is not  going away from blogging :D

Till then,

Take care my dears

Love  Mina