1 in 5 adults have a mental condition. Think of 5 adults you see every day…they could be co-workers, family members, friends, you name it. Chances are, at least one of those people are struggling with something within themselves. Wouldn’t you want to help if you know you could make a difference?
An article titled: How a Single Smile From a Stranger Saved My Life depicts it perfectly. Here, a woman describes in detail of how she was feeling terribly alone, lost, and invaluable. Then, all of a sudden, a perfect stranger simply waves at her and smiles.
She quotes, “A simple smile is the most inexpensive random act of kindness you can give – it could even change a life.”
If you are reading this, I encourage you to start smiling at people passing by more often. I’m not talking about full-on teeth-y, gummy smile…just a soft smile that is enough to show someone that you acknowledge their presence and hope they are having a good day. Chances are, you will even get a smile back! If you are in an elevator with someone, ask them simply “How are you today?” Show people you care, and they will show it right back.
Lifting the stigma and connecting with one another starts with you! It starts with each one of us, individually. Let’s radiate positivity today! ♥ After all, everyone smiles in the same language.