There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.
The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.
Maman told me that every time you smile, a very tiny bit of the smile stays stuck to your face, so as you get older and older your face starts to show all the tiny bits of all your smiles and you look like you are smiling all the time, even when you are just thinking about what to have for breakfast. She said, also, that if you frown a lot then the frown sticks to your face instead. That way when you are old you have a very frowny face and look cross all the time and people are scared of you.
My pain may be the reason for somebody’s laugh. But my laugh must never be the reason for somebody’s pain.
Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.
Nothing is more beautiful than a smile that has struggled through tears.
Anyone who has a continuous smile on his face conceals a toughness that is almost frightening.
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
Thich Nhat Hanh
If someone does not smile at you, be generous and offer your own smile. Nobody needs a smile more than the one that cannot smile to others.
We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
Overcoming Pain with a Smile
Always wake up with a smile on your face, because a lot of people who went to sleep last night are not with us this morning.
Michael Clarke Duncan
To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it.
No matter what you do, no matter how hard it is, no matter how challenging it do it with a smile on your face.
To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain and play with it.
When you lose your smile, you lose your way in the chaos of life.
Roy T. Bennett
But smiles and tears are so alike with me, they are neither of them confined to any particular feelings: I often cry when I am happy, and smile when I am sad.
I was smiling yesterday, I am smiling today and I will smile tomorrow. Simply because life is too short to cry for anything.
We are not going to change the whole world, but we can change ourselves and feel free as birds. We can be serene even in the midst of calamities and, by our serenity, make others more tranquil. Serenity is contagious. If we smile at someone, he or she will smile back. And a smile costs nothing. We should plague everyone with joy. If we are to die in a minute, why not die happily, laughing?
Sri S. Satchidananda
If you smile when you are alone, then you really mean it.
If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don’t be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning ‘Good morning’ at total strangers.