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My Smile, you will see happy smiling faces - Not in the mirrors of your house

Updated on November 11, 2013
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Jack has been a freelance writer since 2011 and has been graduated from Indira Gandhi National Open University, Delhi, India

"Make one person happy each day, and in forty years you will have made 14,600 human beings happy for a little time, at least."        -Charley Willey

Have you ever heard the old story of the old man who sat near the gate of his village and greeted people who entered and exited in his village.  When travellers came in, very often they would ask what kind of people where in the village.  The man responded by asking them what the people were like in the village  they just left.  If the traveler said the people were good and nice, the old man told them that he would find the people in this village were much the same.  If the traveler said the other village had horrible people in it, the man said that they would find the people here much the same.

The moral of the story is that we take ourselves with us wherever we go.  We meet the same kind of people everywhere.  If you want to meet good people, you have to change your attitude towards others.  Try to see the good in others. 

It may be happened with you... When I reach my home late, wife would be there to attack me,  when I say something witty, she will start laughing with children. Tension would ease and  we will have a nice evening.  On the other hand, if I shot at back with the same tone, there would be tension and we would spoil the evening. 

Making one person happy a day, it is better to bring smile than a frown.  It doesn't cost you at all.  Try this, smile for the next 60 seconds.  Just sit there and smile. Don't do anything else. 

I'll wait.

Aren't you feeling good?

Didn't you sense a physical feeling inside you every second you start to smile?  The physiology of this is that when we smile, we are literally programmed to feel good.  If you think you have to feel great to smile, you are mistaken.  Smile first and you will feel great.  It is impossible to feel bad when we are smiling. 

You are doing a good thing if you make it your mission to make at least one person smile per day.  The feelings that you are feeling right now as you reading and grinning is exactly what you will be doing for everyone that you make smile. 

Remember the story of the house of 1000 mirrors.  When a happy little dog learned of this house of 1000 mirrors, it decided to visit that place.  He climbed the stairs to the doorway of the house and looked through the doorway to find that 1000 other happy little dogs.  He smiled and was answered with 1000 great smiles.  He thought it is a wonderful place and wanted to visit again.  In the same village, another little dog, who was not quite happy as the first one also decided to visit the house.  He slowly climbed the stairs and hung his head low as he looked into the door, he found 1000 unfriendly looking dogs staring back at him.  He growled at them and was horrified to see 1000 little dogs growling back at him.  He left that place and thought that this is a horrible place and decided never to go back there again.

All the faces in the world are mirrors. What kind of reflections do you see in the faces of the people you meet?


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    • jacobkuttyta profile imageAUTHOR

      Siny J 

      8 years ago from Delhi, India

      Thanks Kkalms,

      Thanks for your visit and comment.

    • KKalmes profile image


      8 years ago from Chicago, Illinois

      Hello jacobkuttyta, I believe exactly as you about the power of a smile. I just moved into the city of Chicago after living in the suburbs my whole life. I smile, nod, say hello, comment on the weather, and always say thank when people stop so I can cross the street or merge into traffic. It makes me feel good and I hope the other person carries a warmth and friendliness with them through the day.

      My sons worry about me saying hello and talking to strangers in the city and they may have more good sense then me, but I find a smile and acknowledgement shares respect as well as a spiritual sharing of goodwill.

      We will see, I am sure the young women who were attacked from behind with a baseball bat were lovely, smiling young ladies and so my sons may have a point, but within reason I will continue to smile to strangers.

    • Dmrfam profile image


      8 years ago from India

      Thanks for the reminder. Yes, its true it does not cost much to smile. Also, its very easy in a day to make atleast one person smile only if we remember to do so everyday. I'll keep it in mind.

    • cupid51 profile image


      8 years ago from INDIA

      I love to be happy and make others happy! Nice hub helping people to be happy! Thanks for sharing.

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      8 years ago

      Nicely done - enjoyed this very much - 2 thumbs up

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      8 years ago

      Interesting story, thanks. :)

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      Victor Mavedzenge 

      8 years ago from Oakland, California

      beautifully done

    • nikipa profile image


      8 years ago from Eastern Europe

      What a nice and possitive hub! I am with you!

      Thank you for visiting and reading my hubs!

      Being new in this amazing family, means a lot!


    • jacobkuttyta profile imageAUTHOR

      Siny J 

      8 years ago from Delhi, India

      Thanks Dr. Cherie, Heuchera and lornasasse for your visit and comments.

      May God bless you.

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      8 years ago

      I think reading this encourages people to "think positive". Things are easier when one can focus on other people and not just on one's own self.

      Inspiring Hub! When I have time, I plan to read more of your Hubs.


    • Heuchera profile image


      8 years ago

      What a great reminder!

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      Dr. Cherie 

      8 years ago

      Hi jacobkuttyta,

      Thank you for the hub. I smiled, and am still smiling, because you put together two very important truths that I tell my patients: when you feel sad, smile. I tell them to look into a mirror and make a very big smile and hold it for 45 seconds. Then I tell them, "I dare you not to laugh, or at least chuckle."

      The other very wise advise you give is the laws of cause and effect; what goes around comes around, like your stories. We get what we give out, multiplied.

      Wonderful inspirational hub.


    • jacobkuttyta profile imageAUTHOR

      Siny J 

      8 years ago from Delhi, India

      Rishfa, You are right and keep it up.

      Thanks for your very elaborate comment.

      May God bless you

    • Rishfa profile image


      8 years ago

      So so true... I am a girl who is working in a local airline office at the reception :) and I face lot of faces each day. I can see most of them are happy when they see me and they will give me a compliments that i got a lovely smile. Keep smiling! And some foreign staffs who work here call me smiley girl and they give me much attention then the other girls. Sometime those girls ask me why I am getting so much attention, and I will be having only one answer. And it is others will treat you same how you are treating them :)

    • jacobkuttyta profile imageAUTHOR

      Siny J 

      8 years ago from Delhi, India

      Thanks all for your visits and comments

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      Mark Rainer 

      8 years ago from North West England

      Ah yes so true I'm always smiling, Sun Libra you see.

      I leave you with a little excerpt from that Charles Chaplin song Smile

      Light up your face with gladness

      Hide every trace of sadness

      Although a tear, may be ever so near,

      That's the time, you must keep on trying

      Smile, what's the use of crying?

      You'll find that life is still worthwhile,

      If you'll


    • LizzyBoo profile image


      8 years ago from Czech Republic

      Smile- such a lovely hub. I do sometimes forget to use it.

    • maryladd profile image


      8 years ago

      A very beautiful hub. Thank you so much for writing this.

    • jacobkuttyta profile imageAUTHOR

      Siny J 

      8 years ago from Delhi, India

      Dear all

      Thanks for your comments.


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      DeBorrah K Ogans 

      8 years ago


      Wonderful! It is much more inviting as you say to meet a "smile". It actually takes more facial muscles to frown.

      I enjoyed this; Very Good! And yes I am smiling:-)Thank you for sharing, Blessings!!!

    • RevLady profile image


      8 years ago from Lantana, Florida

      Okay, it worked, I smiled reading this hub. Every thing you wrote is true, at least in my experience. When I laugh, others laugh, or at least smile. Same is true over the phone. Laughter and humor is indeed medicinal. You feel a little better. I have a friend who told me the other day that when he receives our monthly newsletter, the first place he goes is to the humor section which immediately brings a smile to his face. It uplifts. So often we neglect this purposeful gift from God. Can you imagine life without smiles?

    • travelespresso profile image


      8 years ago from Somewhere in this exciting world.

      Hello jacobkuttyta

      What you say here is so true. Thanks for writing a lovely hub.

      Thank you for making nice comments about my hubs too. cheers.

    • wavegirl22 profile image


      8 years ago from New York, NY

      jacobkutta . .smile at the world and the world smiles back at you . .thanks for reminding me and thanks for the smile you put on my face when you came by and visited :)

    • jacobkuttyta profile imageAUTHOR

      Siny J 

      8 years ago from Delhi, India

      Thanks for your comment Philent!

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      8 years ago

      Lovely! Thank you for making me smile...I feel good. I never realize that when we smile we will automatically feel great and that we don't need to feel great before we smile.

    • jacobkuttyta profile imageAUTHOR

      Siny J 

      8 years ago from Delhi, India

      Thank you all for your kind comment

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      Carmen Borthwick 

      8 years ago from Maple Ridge, B.C.

      A wonderful hub! I hope many people take it to heart as you have.

    • shamelabboush profile image


      8 years ago

      True my friend, smile is is an effective remedy for the soul... it prolongs life it keeps you healthy. Nice hub.

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      kartika damon 

      8 years ago from Fairfield, Iowa

      I agree and think that laughter is the key to some level of sanity!

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      8 years ago

      So True! Thanks for reminding me-great write! Kimberly

    • jacobkuttyta profile imageAUTHOR

      Siny J 

      8 years ago from Delhi, India

      VioletSun and \Brenda Scully,

      Thanks for your comments, May God Bless you...

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      \Brenda Scully 

      8 years ago

      brilliant, i like good positive hubs

    • VioletSun profile image


      8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Ooh, I love these stories, and yes, I tried smiling for a few seconds, sat in front of the computer with a silly grin. LOL. Wonderful message and good reminder for us all!

      Thumbs up!

    • jacobkuttyta profile imageAUTHOR

      Siny J 

      8 years ago from Delhi, India

      Thanks for your comment.

    • Yangtze profile image


      8 years ago

      You make people happy when you smile to them to tell your happiness. Thanks for your wonderful hubs. I am quite happy and smiling after reading it.

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      Betty Bolden 

      8 years ago from Bucyrus Ohio

      Thank you for reading my hubs. I'm so glad you enjoy them and pray you will continue to be blessed through them.


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