Smiling costs nothing, so why not smile!
I like to be around positive people, people who tend to be
happy, who look on the bright side of life. Far too many people
walk around in what seems like a depressed state. Come on
people, it costs nothing to smile.
I must admit, I used to be one of the ones who walked around in
a depressed state. I had many things on my mind, many things I
was not happy with, I used to feel so sorry for myself. Even
when I write about it now, I laugh about how pathetic I used to
Things were about to change however. At the time a new employee
joined the company where I worked, his name was Stuart. Now this
may seem cruel but Stuart did not have a lot going for him. I
won't go into details but lets just say I did not feel jealous
of his life. I became quite good friends with Stuart and we
would go to lunch together. I would meet him in the canteen at
1pm and would be waiting in my gloomy state of mind for him to
arrive. Arrive he certianly did, always with a beaming smile on
his face. We would sit down and talk whilst eating our lunch and
he never had a negative word to say. When he talked, he talked
with passion, about sports and films. One day it dawned on me,
if Stuart (who from what I know of him, seemingly has nothing)
can always be positive, happy and smiling, why can't I?
This was the beginning of a new era in my life. An era of being
positive, appreciating what I have got and more than anything
else, plenty of smiles.