When I smile, I can better feel and show God’s internal calm.
The world offers no permanent calm, no true peace.
True peace comes only from God, animated by the Holy Spirit.
Smiling helps me find the rest that only God can give.
Smiling reminds me to put aside my agitation, my contention, my complexity, and my insecurities.
Smiling begins the healing process of replacing these unwanted intruders with the calm of the universe, the tenderness of the Blessed Mother, the compassion of the saints, and the silent quiet of the Holy Spirit.
All the statistics in the world
can’t measure the warmth of a smile.