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The act of compassion begins with full attention, just as rapport does.
-- Daniel Goleman
 

 

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Smile

There’s a simple, easy step you can take that will exert a positive, powerful influence in a variety of situations. That simple act is a genuine smile from the heart.

Smile, and not only does it improve your appearance, it improves all of you. Smile, and you cannot avoid being more positive toward life.

Smile as you speak, and your voice will be more confident, enthusiastic and convincing. Even when you’re talking over the phone and the person at the other end can’t see you, a smile adds noticeable value to the conversation.

Give a smile to others, and you instantly improve the quality of each encounter. Smile to yourself, and new positive possibilities come clearly into view.

A smile costs you nothing, and yet it can bring so very much. Take a look around, and you’ll see that the most successful and fulfilled people are those who smile the most.

Even when you can’t think of a reason to smile, smile anyway. Smile, and you’ll surely create plenty of good reasons.

— Ralph Marston

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