…and let that be a real one. From human to human, from city to city, from hearts to hearts, each one of us is a warrior. We are fighting battles against time, against circumstances, and against our own selves. We are either victorious or we are wounded- mild and deep. But what makes our race unique is that we find the spirit back and we find ourselves back in the game again. Always. We should resolve to make the pursuit a bit easier for people around us, might be a minuscule difference, but a significant one. Be kind because that man might have had to run behind a public transport to get to work, to that child trying to reach the swing but cannot, to that woman, running between projects to deliver and storming up a meal. Try to add that missing smile.
It is not being unrealistic by asking yourself to put at least one smile on a face in a day. I can bet my life- “You look beautiful today” compliment has never made anybody upset. Ever. A compliment, a helping hand, at times just presence is all that takes to bring the smile which has probably gone missing due to lack of time, freedom, ache or ill health. We have the immense power to empower people around us. Let us use it. Let us not undermine the power that resides in our hearts, words and actions. Touching lives is much easier than we thought. Break the walls and your pride. Laugh and make others laugh. Smile and make others smile.
While at it, be real and be honest in your strife. If the story has to be glorious, be kind to yourself too. Things and life might not come easy, but nobody has ever said- Smile Less. You and me, in this journey, will have many more celebrations if we look at achieving happiness, together. Nobody has ever said- striving together is a bad idea.