In case you were brimming with excitement hoping for some product-related content, so sorry to disappoint you this time. We didn't want this blog to be solely cluttered with content about our favorite products. Or at least not yet. Today's post is the fruit of a brief moment of introspection, observation and inspiration. It's about spreading cheer, which fits nicely with the crisp freshness of spring that is before us. Here's, Resonant Smiles.
When you genuinely smile, laugh from the heart or are truly happy, there is this positive energy that resonates between your body and your surrounding; a sort of mesmerizing aura that emanates from and draws others to you. People say you're beaming and your sincerity calls forth empathy in others. Resonant smiles are by definition honest and sincere, much like tears, and they communicate emotion wirelessly, without words - mind reading! Simply, resonant smiles breed empathy, empathy breeds inspiration, and inspiration, change. J. K. Rowling put it best in a beautiful commencement address at Harvard University in 2008, reminiscing of her time spent working at Amnesty International in London, UK:
The power of human empathy, leading to collective action, saves lives and frees prisoners. Ordinary people whose personal well-being and security are assured join together in huge numbers to save people they do not know and will never meet…. Unlike any other creature on this planet, human beings can learn and understand without having experienced. They can think themselves into other people’s places.
To help you be happier, find that one thing that gives you joy, makes you laugh your heart out and bounce as you walk, and push to do that as often as possible. Do that over the course of your life and you would have lived a happy life, touched many people's lives with positivity, and encouraged them to pursue their dreams too. You would have made their lives happier, and effortlessly brought about change in the world by doing what you love and being happy.
I do not know how beautifully serene or hectically exhausting your day is, what difficulties you endure, or even what dreams you pursue, sure-footedly or with ambivalent trepidation. I also don't know what vicissitudes await you in the turbulent journey that is life. But what I do know, is that despite it all, you are special to someone and someone is special to you. You are a daughter, a son, a parent, a grandparent, a relative, a great friend, a teacher, a caring citizen, something. You are not alone and your heartfelt joy resonates and makes those who love you all the happier and inspired by you.
I hope you are all equally inspired by the resonant smiles and gestures of sincerity from the wonderful people in your lives. As spring emerges and summer teases, don't disappear into the immersive world of your gadgetry, or your busy lives. Instead, I urge you to enrich the lives of those you love and who love you fiercely with resonant smiles.
Happy spring and happy summer!