A Smile Is The Magic And Light Inside Of You

0bb12f0308caf9ef46c203ad3de8b74b.jpgThe most beautiful thing in a person is their wonderful smile. When someone laughs, their eyes light up in the way the sun rises so naturally or the raw laughter of a baby. I was reading a post here on the facts about smiling. It’s absolutely true that we feel better when we truly smile and smiling is a universal sign of happiness. When you smile there is a feeling of warmth, like a hot chocolate on a cold winter’s day, sitting beside the fire reading a good book. A smile tells us that there is so much to be grateful for.

Imagine the little golden sparks setting off in pitch blackness, growing slowly into a firework until you can’t help but burst out laughing. A smile feels as if you’re embracing an old friend you haven’t seen for years and years. It makes you forget all of your worries, and focus on being in the present. It reminds us to enjoy the little things in life, and live in the moment. Remember that feeling of happiness, as a young child, when Christmas comes around? You almost don’t want to go to sleep, and when you do, you wake up early in the morning excited for the day.

When I worked at my first job, there was a person that I noticed didn’t smile very often. However, when he did there was something about the face becoming relaxed, taking away all the tension. There’s something beautiful about seeing the wrinkles around someone’s eyes and mouth, and that shine in the eyes. It’s that feeling of sitting at the airport arrivals and seeing the smiles that light up when families and friends see their loved ones. A smile is special in the way it strokes upwards reflecting our happy thoughts. A smile is the way a painting can create so many feelings inside of us.

Photo of the Beautiful Eva Green & Louis Garrel in The Dreamers 

There Is A Light At The End Of The Tunnel

cda6630cf5e0485ae210a1c9966ae663.jpgEach year when I return to Taiwan to visit my family, the moments where I sit on the train (or MRT as it is called there) and stare out the window, reminds me of how fleeting life is. There are the beautiful moments of being in the darkness of the tunnel, then the light flooding in as you reach the end of the tunnel. The blue skies, scattered buildings and distant hills meet you. It’s only with the darkness, that we can learn to appreciate the light in our life. It’s the bad times that contrast so greatly with the wonderful times, that remind us what is truly important. If you are ever going through a tough period of time in your life, remember to cling onto hope. Trust in yourself, and know that although not everything is in your control, there are many things you are capable of.

Nothing bad lasts forever unless you allow it to. At least for many things we are able to let go of. Any difficult situation in life always comes to an ending when we learn from it, move from it or let it go. What I deeply believe in is that there is a powerful strength in having a positive heart and inviting hope and faith to wash over you. When we stay in the darkness, there is no way out. We build the walls around ourselves and we let it get darker and darker, that we might almost believe that there is no way out. There is a loss of hope and a part of ourselves falls apart like a puzzle or cracked mirror. When we allow a glimmer of hope to shine within us, we light the candle and find a way out.

23 “If you can?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.” -Mark 9:23

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