A certain individual who greeted everyone with a smile and kind words was approached by someone and told, “You saved my life.” The person went on to tell how he’d suffered a number of serious setbacks and was contemplating suicide. He felt totally alone and depressed and felt that no one cared about him. Then this fellow greeted him with a sincere smile and a cheerful voice. This immediately lifted up his spirits and he was resolved to continue living.
Experiment just for today. Greet everyone you encounter with a smile.
If you need to, visualize yourself greeting others in a cheerful and friendly way. Note how they react.
A smile is contagious and can potentially transform the mood of thousands.