S.M.I.L.E. – 1-Step to Happiness

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“A-mazeing Laughter” sculptures – English Bay, Vancouver

A smile is the ultimate outward sign of joy.

We smile at weddings. We smile when a baby’s born. We smile with our friends and family. We smile when we land the dream job. We smile for various reasons and occasions.

It’s amazing how a simple change in oral curvature can create such a change in energy in yourself and the others around you. Just try it out (and I mean right now while you’re reading this).

It acknowledges your existence and others around you. The overwhelming flow of energy that can’t be contained within is then expressed and exchanged with others.

The ultimate sacrifice is also the ultimate reward.

Sometimes, life throws us curve balls that can make this innate behaviour difficult to execute. It’s in these times we need to smile the most and be the most encouraging. Life is a compilation of never-ending lessons and each is a blessing, regardless of how tumultuous. When you smile, you’re overcoming hardship and also being a role model for others around; whether they know you or not.

Let’s all make a point to smile as much as we can, from the moment we wake up. Look in that mirror, with bed head and crust in your eyes, and smile.

Stay passionate.

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How to Grow Everyday: Take a Chance

“If you haven’t learnt anything today, you have failed the day”

This is something I live by every single day of my life. Whether I am taking classes or learning that I really really really don’t like bitter melon (karela for my Guyanese family), I’m learning and growing.

I’ll offer this to you. If we didn’t take a chance to walk when we were children, we would still be crawling. If we didn’t take a chance to try a new sport, we wouldn’t have professional leagues. If I didn’t perform poetry that very first time, I wouldn’t have realized what my passion is and how it impacts individuals.

Taking chances results in growth. Let’s take a chance and make history.