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Smile, Laugh, and Be Lucky
Are you aware of what's in your mind at the time you are smiling? Or are you even aware that you are smiling at the time you are smiling?
Do you laugh a lot? Why and what make you laugh? Your own thoughts momentarily? Your feelings in that particular time? Or, is it anything you hear, see, touch, read, smell, said, among others that make you smile this certain moment?
People are a bundle of varied and diversified emotions. These emotions may come in a surge or as a reaction to any given environmental stimulus in a particular time and situation or occasion. All of us had experienced all these emotions in any given moment of our life.
Emotions are intangible but demonstrable through our behavior or action in a given moment. Some observable show of emotions may be smiling, laughing, crying, lashing, screaming, yelling, kissing, hugging, the list can go on and on. Is it the company of someone you fully trust, love, care and with whom you had been familiar for a long time that you just blurt into laughter spontaneously with just a slight provocation in a positive and funny sense for both of you?
But the question is; of all the emotions you have experienced which ones are making you feel good about yourself and about your relationships and about life as a whole? Or do you think that emotions have definite bearings in how your life is going in all areas?
How does a habitual spontaneous smiling and laughing attitude attract good luck?
1. Lady Luck cannot resist a merry heart
It's been said that "Fortune is a lazy goddess, she will never come to you." But Lady Luck cannot resist a merry heart and this merry heart must be loud enough for Lady Luck to hear, must be bright and glaring enough for Lady Luck to get curious about hence be drawn to you, and must be a full-packed action of wholesome and habitual behavior for Lady Luck to stick with you.
2. Habitual and spontaneous laughter in intimate relationships magnetizes Lady Luck
Studies had shown that couples and family members for that matter, who laugh a lot together for any reason, or even for seemingly no reason at all are the ones who stick together and they are inseparable. It's the laughter they share together in a habitual and spontaneous manner that draw them together even in the midst of difficulty, griefs and problematic situations. So you get "Lucky" in your relationships.
3. Lady Luck bows down to a persistently bright and shining smile and to a thunderous and spontaneous laughter.
A person who notices any humor in little things in life can easily smile and laugh hence develops wholesome and bright dispositions even in a most difficult situation. So he gets "Lucky" eventually.
I am going to share some experiences here to prove my point; to show how my smile and laughter invited Lady Luck to my horizon.
I was younger but already married and having two children in which my eldest, a son, was aged 7 and my daughter, the youngest was aged 4. It was my first year of teaching in a Public High School wherein new teachers were receiving a monthly pay of P1,337.
At that same time I was also studying in MSU-IIT (Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology) taking up my MBA as a scholar. I used to drop by in my best friend's eatery before proceeding to my 6-9 MBA p.m MBA schedule. I had to have a quick snack; I was famished from my 7-5, 8-hour daytime teaching job.
My best friend at that time was Becky, she owned and ran the Hamburger House; this was the place I frequented every 5-5:30 p.m. during the workdays and before proceeding to my MBA classes in MSU-IIT. Becky and I used to laugh a lot together, oblivious of whether people noticed our behavior.
In one of my appearance there after school Becky told me that those two guys sitting in one of the tables wanted to be introduced to me. Naturally I declined; I am not good at strangers and I easily lash at people when a hint of disrespect drop in my ears. But Becky, being my trusted long time friend assured me that these guys were decent and they just had to ask me some important questions.
We had ten minutes of good introductions before I left for school. Before leaving, Engineer Recto, one of the two guys and who happened to be the Superintendent in one of the departments in National Steel Corporation, told me; "Jenny, you got that winning smile and that sharp brain, can we talk some time about a job offer in National Steel Corporation?" In this I answered "Try me."
The job offer was a three-hour Motivation Lecture every Sunday. I was paid P1,500 per hour which means I was receiving P4,500 every Saturday which means P18,000 a month. Compared to my P1,337 per month salary teaching in public school, P18,000 is a fortune, and to top it all, I didn't have to leave my main job of teaching because I was only giving lecture 3 hours in the weekend, a Sunday.It all just started with a smile.
National Steel Corporation was the biggest Steel Corporation in Asia at that time and I was employed as a Motivational Lecturer for a year traveling all over the Philippines with free 5-star hotel accommodations.
This is just one of the many experiences of good luck in my life that had started with just a smile.
So smile, laugh, and Good Luck.