As usual, waiting for serendipity to strike is time well spent. Learning happens when new neural pathways are created, and they do so when your brain exclaims:
“Huh? Heh? Hmmm! Who knew?! I will squirrel that one away for another day.”
So, how important is a smile? Nothing short of miraculous, of course.
I had this image on my desktop for a month or more. I knew I wanted to share it, but had no context. This morning, I thought, “well, I can just share it with an upbeat note.” [I don’t take the blog too seriously that I think every post rocks the world’s foundations…]
But then, just in time, Brainpickings to the rescue (a common occurrence), with this quote from the genius Antoine de Saint-Exupéry:
The essential, most often, has no weight. The essential there, was apparently nothing but a smile. A smile is often the essential. One is paid with a smile. One is rewarded by a smile. And the quality of a smile might make one die.
de Saint-Exupéry has a story how a smile literally saved his life. Nothing as exciting from me, but a simple reflection that a simple smile can make an essential difference.
Today, I choose to take a smile.
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