On the Power of a Smile

By Michelle Shellabarger, Miss February 2015

As writers we are natural observers.

Doesn’t people watching fascinate you too?

Smiles are something magical. They can transform a bad day into a good one.  A sad moment into one that bonds people together.  I’m always telling my kids that you can shape your happiness.  If you think positively you will see good outcomes.   Think sad thoughts and that’s what you’ll get.

In college my mom said she played a game where she would walk across campus seeing how many people would smile back if she smiled (and my mom has a great smile.) I tried the same game and found that a lot of people are surprised by a stranger smiling. 

So sad.  But I keep up the fight and still play. 

You never know what a smile can do.

Smile and see what happens.