This past Monday marked the 19th Anniversary of the loss of one of the most inspirational people to walk this Earth. Mother Teresa passed away on September 5th, 1997 but her legacy lives on. One of my favorite quotes of Mother Theresa’s was this:
“We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.”
How true is this statement? How much does a smile cost? Absolutely nothing. But a simple smile can turn someone’s entire day around. I, for one, have experienced this first hand. I have faced some of the hardest months of my life this year, and yet one smile from someone can completely change the mood I am in. None of us know the internal battles that someone around us may be facing, but a simple smile could mean the difference between life and death for someone. Offer a smile to someone in need, even when it might be hard for you to even smile yourself. It is in those moments, that for a brief second, someone can feel the warmth in their heart. Each and every one of us is fighting a battle, but with the offering of a simple smile, we can find happiness, if only for a split second. Mother Theresa was also famously quoted as saying:
“Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.”- Mother Teresa
Go out and offer the gift of a smile to someone. You never know whose life it could change.