I read an article recently about smiles and kindness that really made me think about human behavior. I often wonder as I encounter at times rude, angry or miserable people in my travels, when were these people reprogrammed to be this way. How and when did they develop these negative behavioral traits? Do they know how they are coming across to others? Do they know how detrimental their behavior is to not just their mental, emotional and physical well-being?
I haven’t found those answers yet and quite frankly, every time my path crosses someone overtly negative in spirit I feel compelled to find out why. After all, according to the article on smiles and happiness, we are each born into this world already possessing the capacity to feel happiness and to love and to smile. No one had to teach a blind person to smile as they related it to happiness and amazingly enough, a newborn without being educated on the subject of smiles will execute this basic yet powerful act without prompting and in doing so elicit such vast amounts of joy from everyone in their presence.
Babies, born knowing only love, joy, how to smile and the like… It is not until they become older that rudeness, misery, hate and negativity become learned traits. Here is a little sneak of baby V. Cuddled by her momma, feeling loved and showing us that yes, she was born knowing how to smile and her smile makes me smile!