What made you smile like an idiot today? Was it your best friend you’ve known since childhood? Or was it a famous comedian who worked so hard to bring this temporary joy to you? Was it some kid in the street, your significant other, your family, movies, cartoons or flashbacks which always pop up in your head so unexpectedly?
Or was it nothing? Was it emptiness that engulfed your heart and erased that smile from your face? Was it a desire to escape into the deepest corners of your crazy mind with its weird fantasies?
Was it loneliness that made you feel blue tonight? Or in the morning? An awful date you have been dreaming about for the past two weeks? Sounds like another reason to feel even more like a failure today.
Or maybe some random person hit you in the head in public transport? Or is it some members of your family who don’t support you?
Perhaps the weather made your day even worse. Rain or these freaking sunrays, and the Universe knows how much you hate these infernal sunbeams. It is too cold or too hot outside. Not warm enough to wear that elegant dress/t-shirt you bought three weeks ago. Not cold enough to wear that maroon leather jacket. The temperature is wrong, you can’t explain why, but it makes you angry.
Birds sing too loud, too soft, too beautiful. Not inspiring enough.
People. Morning. Annoyed. Not ready. It seems like your hobby turned its back on you too, and you lost the point of doing what you did, so now every particle of this cold and unfriendly air literally forces you to be irritated. Your work is too much, everything is too much. And then you stop in front of a display window, looking at some odd low-quality clothes made by where-is-my-money kind of person and at the same time you stand there staring at your vague face, still visible enough for you to see its reflection in the “big glass screen” and ask yourself, “What do I do now?”
And at this very moment of sadness and confusion, at the moment when you’re too emotional ask yourself another question, probably the most stupid question, but a very distracting one, “What makes me smile?”
Nothing! Of course, it’s nothing… It can be nothing for the rest of the day/week/month. But at the end of the day you’ll find the answer.
The world which moved in slow motion will change its pace now. Just smile. Your smile can make everything better.
We make our favourite breakfast while listening to our number-one song. We put on the most comfortable clothes feeling like Gods and Goddesses. We talk to each other. We live. Trying to survive, but still, we live. We laugh at stupid, awkward and dirty jokes. We smile. Yes, everyone smiles like an idiot from time to time, and this is freaking amazing. It heals us, it really does.
We smile when we’re happy, in love, when we’re with someone we trust and care about, and with someone who knows us inside out.
So the next time the whole Universe along with the Moon and the Sun seems to be against you, please, ask yourself this question and share your beautiful and healing smile with the world.