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Friday, January 18, 2008

Word: Smile: AmitL

(Quip for pic: Let your smiles progress- from big to bigger,always)

What is there about a smile that always brings a smile to my face? As they say,' A smile is a curve that can set a lot of things straight'. And,I wholeheartedly agree. As does Keshi, who was able to nicely hide her stress behind her smile yesterday*smiles again, thinking of that post*. (She did ask for rehab recommendations at the end of the post.*grin grin*). Incidentally,Keshi, I also smile when I try to find my comment and your reply on any of your posts- there's such a long set of comments that I wish you had a 'google search' in the comments section,so I could go straight to the comment and the answer,and,then only read the rest of the comments.*smile*
I read somewhere that it takes about 20 muscles to smile and more than 40 to frown. So,why overwork your facial muscles,I always feel. Of course, if you're in the process of gymming, body building,et al, and want your facial muscles to develop as nicely as those bulging biceps, you are most welcome to frown.

But, I think a smile does more for your PR than your frown,anyday. Unless, of course, you have a Boss who says that he finds people who smile to be 'not serious' about their work.(Remember, I wrote about this some time back?I used to be totally unsmiling outwardly, and smiling/guffawing loudly inwardly,for four years in my prev. company, whenever he'd be trying his utmost to make me smile.But,then, Main Aisa Hi Hoon)
Smile also reminds me of a joke from Charlie Brown(I still love the erudite ramblings in these one page jokes)It went like this:

Linus: You're so crabby all the time you've forgotten how to smile!
Lucy: Who's forgotten how to smile?
Linus: You have! Let's see you smile! I'll bet you can't! (Lucy tries to smile.) There! See? A smile goes up, not down! You've forgotten how to smile! See? (He leaves.)
Lucy: How humiliating!
(Footnote: People, think- are you in a situation where someone could say that to you?Life's too short,folks-so,just smile and (try to)get on with life-the challenges never end,and they shouldn't!)
Some of my favourite 'smile' quotations :
-Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.

-A smile confuses an approaching frown

- Start every day with a smile and get it over with.
If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it(I do that quite often*smiles while typing*)
Always remember to be happy because you never know who's falling in love with your smile.
If you smile at someone, they might smile back.
Keep smiling - it makes people wonder what you've been up to.
- If you would like to spoil the day for a grouch, give him a smile.
- A friendly look, a kindly smile, one good act, and life's worthwhile

You know what is better than a smile, though? A genuine laugh!

And,to end this post, let me say what I always say on my blog' Till next time,keep smiling'.More in Part II(Loon Gal, hint,hint- waiting for your post on smiles before I write any further-I didn't cover all the avenues)


  1. loved the quotes amit...keep smiling!!

  2. Loved the second pic...:)

  3. lol Keshi always addresses me as Cheesy (because of previous name Cheesy Termite) .. so when I have to look for my comment's reply .. I do Ctrl+F and type cheesy :))

    I think I very rarely smile (because I don't know how to)... and most of the times I smile its either to hide that am hurt or after a sarcastic comment ;p

    But its fun smiling at strangers .. there's a funny incident .. I'll probably write abt it in my post!

    LOL thanks Amit ... for FORCING me to write a post asap lol .. btw u knw what .. am still waiting for you to interpret that punjabi one-liner for me .. remember??

  4. Amit Im smiling as Im typing :)

    **Keshi, I also smile when I try to find my comment and your reply on any of your posts- there's such a long set of comments that I wish you had a 'google search' in the comments section

    LOL sorry abt that Amit.

    Cheesy Looney Loon bubz Im waiting for ur post too...***pushes CHEESY-WRITE-POST button***


    Amit this was a nice post...a relaxing kind...made me really think. Cos there r times I frown...frown alot hehe. So yeah, next time I frown Im gonna think of this post...:) tnxx!


  5. nice amit :)

    i think you have forced me to be back....:)

  6. amit ..

    a very lovely post ..

    smile and people will smile back at u ..

    very nicely written and smile is a common language in this world right??

    Isn't that amazing??

  7. Hi,Michelle-tks..and,that's also my last quote on my blog-posts.(Keep smiling).Cheers.
    Hi,Raj-LOL..yes,I had an instant smile on my face on seeing it.
    Hi,Loon Gal-tks for that bit of info-now,it's easy for me also to locate my comments on Keshi's blog and her replies.hehe.Ctrl+F-so easy.
    Hey,smiling's easy..:)Begin with smiling at yourself,and,genuinely,not sadly.:)Will wait for your post on smiling at strangers.
    And,yes,it was grt to see a post from you so promptly.*claps*-more regular posts,pls.:)
    Hi,Keshi-so nice-the picture of you smiling while typing.And,tks for the compliment(next time when I frown,I'll think of this post).I'm honoured.
    Hi,Vishesh-I have?that's great..u've convinced me to pen part II of my smile post,now.:)
    Hi,Uttara-tks so much for the comment..yes,smile is a magic language,indeed.The world'd be a better place,with a few more of them,I agree.Waiting for your smiley post.:)