On most days, Uma wakes up before me at around 6:15 AM. Her usual thing is to play by herself, making loud baby sounds. When I wake up, the first thing I see is her, smiling directly at me with wide eyes. That smile is infectious and makes me happy regardless of what in life happened the previous day and what will happen that day. It is a great way of beginning the day, visibly smiling at people you meet.

I am a happy person. When I meet people, I am generally happy. But I rarely show it on my face. Now, I have realized that a smile, in general, is infectious and spreads happiness regardless of your or other person's state of mind. At least, in most cases, it's true. It goes with my other logic of "being nice" to people by default, regardless of the situation. A smile adds to it. Something I learned today.

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  1. Omshivaprakash HL says:


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