We are all trying to cope up with everyday life in a rushing manner that most of the time we forget the existence of other people. We are virtually held slave by gadgets, tools and systems that alienates us from the world and from other people.
On top of this all of us are possessed by our objective to earn more, because simply, we tend to spend more. We are driven to spend by advertisements and our insecurities. Why do we need to buy the latest cellphone when all we need is the function and not the model or the features or the status symbol associated in having a new one? We work hard to spend easy. We are confined in a cubicle at work the whole day, in our room the whole night and never had the chance to mingle with our friends.
We even forget to smile.
A smile costs nothing but gives much. It enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give. It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever.
None is so rich or mighty that he cannot get along without it and none is so poor that he cannot be made rich by it. Yet a smile cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is of no value to anyone until it is given away. Some people are too tired to give you a smile. Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give.
Smile eases pain, opens friendship, thaws anger (except “ngisi”) and melts heart.
And it eases away boredom.
Kick off your slavery to modern technology. Let us reach out friends not laptops, touch hands not keyboards, lend a shoulder not a monitor to cry on, listen sympatheticaly not through headsets, talk not text about love and friendships, give not cut and paste advises, share stories first hand not through FB, embrace with your hands not with your mouse, and most of all smile personally, not through the webcam.
“You brighten my days and given me my direction. You come into me and given me inspiration. How can I ask for more from you my dear. Just give me a smile from your heart.” (Jam Morales)