S for Smile

Not a word in the world can beat it. Not a word in the world is powerful enough to concur it. Not a word in the world has that instant effect on a fellow human being, in such a short amount of time.

And what a lovely thing. It doesn't matter what language you speak. It doesn't matter where you are from, what you wear or how much money you have in your pocket. Your gender, age, country, culture and religion becomes irrelevant. When you give it, and when you receive it.

It is the shortest way between you and a new friend, someone who needs encouragement, support or a sign of kindness. It is a way to cut the crap, to ease tension and just to let it go....

It should not be seen as a sign of weakness, stupidity or a bad intention. It should not be delivered with a hidden agenda, be misinterpreted and it should never ever be judged.

It should be given if you mean it from the bottom of you hearth, intentionally or unintentionally. It should pop up by the sight of a human, a thing, a happy thought or a random memory.

You should not listen to anyone trying to tell you how, when, where and to whom you should give it- (and that includes bla-bla bloggers with funny names:-) Give it whenever you want to whoever you want.

And in the end, what do I know?

All I know is, that if I get one, it makes me happy, and if I give one, it makes me happy.

In other words: a win win.

A smile

What makes you smile? Please share. 

1-30 April 2015 I participate in the A to Z blogger challenge, and this post is written as a part of that challenge.My theme for the challenge is Happiness. I hope you enjoy coming along. 


  1. From the bottom of my heart Eli a big smile :))))))))))))))

  2. What gorgeous photos...
    Unexpected things of natural beauty never fail to make me smile... on this morning's walk I saw some exquisite blue-wrens and a kestrel, for example.
    Wendy at Wendy of The Rock

  3. Loved your post and also the beautiful pictures, it is so true - SMILE it makes a world of difference, am smiling away as I comment....thanks for sharing

  4. What makes me smile..
    when a friend knows your sky-high heel shoes are hurting and offers to carry your bag..
    when a friend understands what's going on in your mind and decides to chuck a topic of discussion..
    when someone helps you out even when you never whisper a word for help..
    Most of all, when bloggers comment and follow my blog!

    Amazing blog post! And the pics are spot on! :)

  5. Where I live when I smile at people they wave back! Talk about a boost! Wonderful post. :)

  6. And Smile is my favorite word! :) ... And a big Smile to you Eli :)

  7. Lovely photos really. I smile when the sun shines, and little kids run around shrieking and playing!

  8. Nice happy, smiling people. Life makes me smile.

  9. I was smiling - ear to ear - during our Spring Recital!

  10. A smile can brighten up an entire room! Great post!

  11. A smile brightens everyone's day.Sending you a smile from across the miles.

  12. I love when I find a fast food place that still lists "Smiles - Free" on their menu.

  13. What lovely smiles! The weather is making me smile at the moment. If someone smiles at me, I always want to smile back - and, I hope, vice versa is true too.
    Anabel's Travel Blog

  14. A smile makes the world look more brighter and happier. And such lovely smiles you have captured, Eli. :) ♥

  15. Lovely post. Smiling is contagious. Your post and those photos at the end made me smile. :)
    *Shantala @ ShanayaTales*

  16. Great post, and great photos of people smiling. It really is one of our greatest gifts. :-D (see!)

  17. Smiling can sometimes be infectious, i.e., in a contagious way. It can brighten someone's day and bring much-needed hope to someone in desperation. :) I send you a great BIG smile Eli as I think your posts often elicit a smile in me: thanks! :) <3

  18. Dearest Eli,
    That is the BEST word for 'S' without a doubt!
    Greatest working vitamin in the world and it can cure almost anything.
    Thanks for sharing this.


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