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Smiling with a Purpose in the Workplace

--by smilinglady7, posted Jan 7, 2010


 Ever since I found this website and joined your wonderful group of 'SMILERS', I have realized the true power of a Smile.  Earlier, I used to smile a lot, (thankfully smiling has always come very easily to me), but after I joined this website, it has added a new meaning, and now when I smile, there is a purpose – to spread happiness - to keep on smiling until I receive a smile back.

It so happens that I work in an ‘analyst department’ where the members are always ploughing away at their work quite seriously, clicking the mouse, typing in the numbers, searching the net... you know how it is.  Prior, to my joining the team there was always a loud silence, broken only by hushed whispers, mouse clicks or keyboard sounds. 

But today, I must confess after more than six months of “smiling with a purpose”, I can see a group of smiles and some friendly looks starting to come back to me.  Recently on a few occasions the room has even been filled with warmth and laughter.

I wish to dedicate this victory to this wonderful site '’ that helped me be a tool in bringing a smile on so many faces at my workplace.


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Readers Comments

luv4all wrote: Wow, i always wondered how and what you can do at work place to make it brighter and more friendly, as we spend most of our time there.

Thank you so much with this contagious idea.
worldcitizen wrote: :)

“sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. ” thich nhat hanh

And what about this one:

“if someone is too tired to give you a smile, leave one of your own, because no one needs a smile as much as those who have none to give. ”

Thanks for bringing a huge smile to my heart! :)

keymaker wrote: How awesome! Your story brings a smile to my face and encourages me to carry it forward. Thanks for being a part of helpothers. Org!
bluebell wrote: Never underestimate the power of a smile. Smile is very, very powefull.
Secret Miracles In Loving Eternity. Love and Light, Bluebell

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