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Smiles are Beautiful – Things I want to teach my kids

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There is no doubt that the materialistic world we live in favors the beautiful. So one of the things I’d like to teach the children I may someday have is that smiling is a powerful tool in beautifying yourself in a world that favors beauty.

It’s not that I want to raise shallow children. Of course I want to teach them to look beyond the surface of people and basically anything and everything else but I don’t want them to naively think that the world treats people equally. People are treated differently based on how they look. There is no arguing that, but with a smile we can present ourselves as  a little more beautiful to the world.

And of course, part and parcel, when you smile at people they smile back.

Life is like a mirror, we get the best results when we smile at it.
~ Unknown

Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
~Mother Teresa

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