“Everyone smiles in the same language.”

– George Carlin

“Iggy” Nature Spirit. 24″ x 36″

Many artists/writers/musicians have recently felt a shift within their creativity. At first it felt as if the well were dry, but slowly inspiration began to trickle back in, returning in a gentler, more thoughtful use of their skills and the messages they are sharing.  So it is with myself. I am happy to say I am working on a new painting, although it too is gentler, more thoughtful, and I am taking my time. I am fortunate in that I am still employed and working from home. Instead of the news, I “google” random acts of kindness caused by the virus. On my break I walk. It’s spring, hopeful and beautiful. I meet many on the path and our exchange of a genuine, simple smile is so very powerful. On my way home, I thought to re-post the painting “Iggy,” from a few years ago, along with some lovely quotes on the simple power of a “smile.” – P.S. – I am so very grateful to every “essential service” worker. Thank you. – Peace, and Goodwill to All.

“Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.”Thich Nhat Hanh

“Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day. “H. Jackson Brown Jr.

“It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.”F. Scott Fitzgerald

“I love those who can smile in trouble.”Leonardo da Vinci

“A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles.”William Hazlitt

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”Thich Nhat Hanh

“Smile, smile, smile at your mind as often as possible. Your smiling will considerably reduce your mind’s tearing tension.”Sri Chinmoy

“Always find opportunities to make someone smile, and to offer random acts of kindness in everyday life.”Roy T. Bennett

“Be the living expression of God’s kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile”Mother Teresa

“When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile. “Unknown

“Nothing shakes the smiling heart.”Santosh Kalwar

“It only takes a split second to smile and forget, yet to someone that needed it, it can last a lifetime.”Steve Maraboli

“A smile cures the wounding of a frown.”William Shakespeare

“The source of a true smile is an awakened mind.” Thich Nhat Hanh

“Anyone can smile on their best day. I like to meet a man who can smile on his WORST.”– Lauren Graham

“A smile remains the most inexpensive gift I can bestow on anyone and yet its powers can vanquish kingdoms.”Og Mandino

“What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.”– Joseph Addison

“Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.”– Paramahansa Yogananda

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”Leo Buscaglia

“A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.”Phyllis Diller

“After every storm the sun will smile; for every problem there is a solution, and the soul’s infeasible duty is to be of good cheer.”William R. Alger

Take care, and thank you!



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Join the conversation! 26 Comments

  1. Love the picture. A smile goes a long way to making things better.

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  2. What total beauty, from start to finish! Reblogging to my readers at sister site Poetic Justice

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  3. It does indeed, doesn’t it? So many small things are becoming so precious ☮️

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  4. We are reconnecting with what is really important!

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  5. So very true my friend!

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  6. Thank you so much Ana! Take good care!


  7. Absolutely wonderful and enchanting!!! 😍 I love this painting,expresses all the love and sweetness enclosed in a sweet smile!!! 😍
    Words are not enough to express all the beautiful emotions that your enchanting painting gave me, I felt reassured by my fears! Thank you infinitely from my heart for creating this fabulous work of art! ❤
    A big hug,Ely. 😘

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  8. Thank you Ely! I am so glad this painting brought you comfort and reassurance. And you have brought me a smile. Thank you for letting me know! ☮️+❤️ my friend!

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  9. As always a beautiful, meaningful painting, keep safe ❤️😇🌹

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  10. Beautiful picture! And lovely words.

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  11. Thank you Elaine! And you as well.

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  12. Right on, Liza ~ thank you for sharing this thoughtful, optimistic collection of quotes 🙂 Have a great day!

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  13. You too Phil! ☮️+❤️

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  14. I love this post, we could all use some optimistic encouragement!

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  15. Absolutely! Thank you so much for letting me know!


  16. Lovely, I try to smile and say hello to everyone I pass when I walk. It’s amazing how many people can’t even raise a smile!

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  17. It’s a difficult time for most all, and i am sure your kindness was appreciated, probably just moments after you passed each other 🙂


  18. Thank you Covert Novelist! I have a big smile while reading your comment!


  19. Delighted to hear it. Because you bring a smile to me every time I meet up with you.

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  20. And thank you, it brightens the day with your energy 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽

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