Smile More

A smile can hide so many feelings. Fear,sadness, heartbreak…But it also shows one another thing, strength.

If you will be questioning about who she is, I don’t know her either. I was about to write my views about climate change yet I ended up awed by the photograph of this cute little girl. I was stunned with how innocent and amusing her smile was. It seemed that her eyes have a life of its own, inviting me to see what was inside her soul. Enthralled by her innocent yet sweet simper, musings began to cross my mind.

When was the last time have you seen a genuine smile? There were just few, I guess. Superficial smiles have surfaced the universe and it excludes no one. Humans have high regards toward social expectations and standards. It feels distressing to know that most people just live to conform to the standards of the world trying to please everyone. Distinguishing realities from deceptions is almost difficult. A warm and inviting smile can be tricky, clueless, and meaningless.

On the contrary, smiling is also an expression denoting pleasure, cordiality, happiness, joy and amusement. When a person smiles, it invites a positive energy to the person she smiled at. It is contagious in nature. It calms the body, mind and spirit. These simple gestures may be hollow to others, but for me it is significant and desirable. Smiling is not just pleasing others, it is showing who you are as a  person. This humble act means something especially to the confused and oppressed. Whatever trials we encounter right now, remember, we can still beam to show the world that we have the strength coupled with optimism to pass the tests of life. We have to believe that God doesn’t give us any trial beyond our capacity, when faced with mishaps, he will give us the power to endure it and eventually leads us to our way out.


Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.

-Mother Teresa-



-anabel geneta-raymundo-





24 thoughts on “Smile More”

  1. I always find it interesting when I read the claim that “God doesn’t give us any trial beyond our capacity” because I can see lots and lots of cases where people have been tested waaaay beyond endurance to the point where some (many) have died. I want to believe that we have this strength to endure, but practically – I can’t see it. Can you help me with my faith?
    Kindness – Robert.

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    1. I just don’t know if I could help you with that.But,honestly I think those people(quitters) haven’t fully figured out what tests were all about.They quitted easily because their FEARS were greater than their FAITH.I believe you’ll get this point.

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      1. Is it really harsh?I’m so sorry.I didn’t mean to offend you or what.Robert,I think you’re doing great as I said.I hope you could find a better purpose for continuing your journey as a writer.I commend you for all your accomplishments.

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      2. Harsh? Yes, I think so. It’s basically saying that God only loves those who love Him.
        But there’s little point in arguing around that circle. If push comes to shove I will change my mind, support your point of view and move forward on the basis of love.
        But don’t worry – you haven’t offended me in the slightest. I recognise that these are the views of your church and your elders. I don’t hold you personally responsible. 🙂
        Thanks for your support, Anabel.
        Kindness – Robert.

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