Shipra works in a reputed IT firm as a consultant. She is a very competent, dynamic young lady with a elegant smile. She was with the belief that wearing a smile on face makes the day more beautiful and successful until one day she came across a predicament because of the conflicting opinions of  two of her colleagues….

Plight 1 (Phillips) : He is leading one of the most prolific projects of the firm  which Shipra is a part of. Basically a cheerful, handsome guy who wears not just a smile but a laugh on his face, popular among his colleagues because of his achievements in a short span of  career, but somewhat self-centered and snobbish. He calls up Shipra for a meeting to appraise her work in the project. Shipra comes in with the intention of hearing appreciative words about her work. But what she gets is completely different. Phillips comments that since she speaks with a smile, he is not able to take her viewpoints / suggestions seriously and that her smile “provokes” him to laugh. She is advised not to smile while speaking!!!!????

Plight 2 (Shivam): Another guy in the firm with the same caliber as Phillips but by nature a soft-spoken, empathetic person. Shipra happened to work in a project, led by him. Once when addressing the project team, Shivam hints that Shipra is the strongest person in his team. When asked why, he says “Even after working for a enduring  10-12 hours a day at a stretch, it difficult to find a person going home with a smile as sweet as it was while coming for work; and that makes Shipra a special person.” He advises her to keep smiling!!!!????

Now given two different views, Shipra is in doubt whether she is right or wrong????

According to me, 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. A genuine, infectious smile that can make a bad date turn good, seal a business deal, and help you make friends wherever you go. Smile is sometimes considered as an individual’s weakness; which to my opinion is wrong; a smile is one such thing which has the potential to make even the toughest of the toughest to do what you intend them to do.

But yes, a smile should be accompanied with a correct body language; if not it may lead to people taking you casually (again that depends on the other person).

So keep smiling and light up this world with your smile. 🙂

As a famous saying goes –

“Frown and you frown alone, but smile and the whole world smiles with you.”

Disclaimer: The characters mentioned in this article are fictitious; Any resemblence to individual, directly or indirectly is coincidence.

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