Wednesday, May 12, 2010
SMILE! YOU ARE ON CANDID CAMERA!
Laughter is the food of the soul. We can't live without it. If we don't laugh, we disintegrate, and then we die... slowly pine away. Everything we do in life is relative to laughter. To laugh is to love, to laugh is to understand, to laugh is to forgive; we must laugh.
The laughter of children is beautiful, and a smile can be devastating. let me tell you the meaning of a smile.
It costs nothing, it creates much, it enriches those who receive, without impoverishing those who give; it happens in a flash, and the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. There are none too rich that can get along without it and none so poor but are richer for its benefits.
It creates happiness in the home, fosters goodwill in a business, and is the countersign of friends. It is rest to the weary, daylight to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad, and nature's best antidote for trouble, and yet it cannot be begged, bought, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is of no earthly good to anyone, until it is given away.
So if in the course of the day, your friends may be too tired to give you a smile, why don't you give them one of yours, for nobody needs a smile more than those who have none left to give.
[Excerpted from 'Unleashing Genius, with the World's Most Powerful Learning Systems', by Dilip Mukerjea.]
Say Keng's personal comments:
I recall an old song with the wonderful lyrics that go something like this: "When you are smiling, the whole world smiles with you... "
Nonetheless, somebody once told me that even if you start smiling when answering the phone, the person on the other end can tell that you are smiling.
Also, when you smile at a stranger, he or she will smile back!
Point to Ponder: "A smile is the shortest distance between two people." (Victor Borge)
More importantly, there is definitely a connection between HA!HA! and AHA! – humor and creativity go hand in hand.
If you are looking for reference resources on this particular domain of knowledge, please proceed to this link at The Humour Project.