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    Life's too short to leave the important words unsaid!! consider things left unsaid and my thoughts unexpressed that may be valuable to u...& I promise you will have precious time !!!

    Wednesday, 12 October 2016

    Smile please.....!

    A smile is a curve that sets everything right...!!! agree????
    There are few days in our lives that we will never forget. That was one such day for me. After all, it was the day I saw her most beautiful girl I had ever seen. She was fair, had pink lips, sparkling light brown eyes filled with bliss and curly black hair. Her skin was so luminous that someone would think twice before touching herI understood the true meaning of “beauty” only after I saw her. Who was this little angel?

    An eight-month-old child in a home for abandoned children.

    I saw her a year back but still, her face is imprinted in my mind! There were about thirty children in the home & the caretakers were moving from one baby to another feeding them milk from the bottle. That is when I saw her in a corner...a beautiful little angel trying to move around her fours. What grabbed my attention was the fact that she was the only one wearing a jubilant smile on her face. I felt like as though the time had stopped. For moments just stood to enjoy the beauty of her smile..the smile that said me ”hey! I am my creator’s own angel”!!!!

    When I went close to her, I saw a splint taped to her fragile left hand to ensure that no movement was possible at the wrist. A small plastic tube was fixed to pass some saline or medication. I wanted to know what they were giving this child that neither looked underweight nor unhealthy. I learned then that she has a problem with Iron retention in her body. So, every few hours she has to be injected with an artificial supply of iron. Doctor’s weren’t sure how long this little one would survive. Tears trickled down my cheeks as I heard all that they had to say.
     The little angel kept looking around at everyone with a divine curve on her tiny toothless jaw. I couldn’t help but smile at her through my tears. For moments, my mind went blank. Later when the smile was out of my sight but not out of my mind, I realised that a smile is not just a crinkle!.It’s a sign of love for loved ones, a sign of respect for elders, a sign of encouragement to students.

     Sometimes it can be used 
    to simply convey” I am here for you”
    The smile was as if she’s telling me,” Smile please". In spite of myself I smile.
    No parents, not able to retain Iron. No reason to smile and yet she kept smiling happily.

    So how can we not smile????
             
    With smiles...  
     Swathi  💛
    (Investing myself completely in the art of living)