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The Power of a Smile

The Power of a Smile.

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The Power of a Smile

As you walk through the streets everyday you meet a myriad of people some you know, some are perfect strangers.

The ability to influence a life is not in being able to speak to thousands because in a thousand only a handful are listening. But more importantly it is to touch a heart, a soul; the ability to awaken minds and to push people to see beyond expectations.

The smile, it is the simplest gesture that implies acknowledgement of another human being, a gesture of friendship, an act of love and kindness, a symbol for acceptance and forgiveness. A smile can mean so many things. Such power in a simple, non threatening gesture.

A smile has the power to lift a bad mood.

It can cool a hot head.

A smile can bring about warmth to a cold heart.

It can make you fall in love.

It can forgive a person without the need for awkward words.

It can start a friendship or end a fight.

A smile can boost a low morale and dampened spirits.

A smile can win many things and many hearts.

It can soften a hard blow to the ego.

A smile can save a life of one who may be depressed and feeling alone.

It can bring people, families and friends together.

It can mend relationships and ease a broken heart.

It can brighten a dull room, color a boring world.

When I was a student nurse, I had encountered many clients with high blood pressure and most of them, anxious and irritable. One thing I always did was smile and be extra patient and kind. Soon they would be in a better mood than when they came in and I would encourage them to smile with a little cajoling, some jokes and a bit of small talk until they would finally smile. The method never fails. As minutes pass and they begin to relax and enjoy themselves their blood pressure starts to drop and stabilize. The power of a smile.

Just a smile, one person at a time, can make so much difference in such a bitter and tragic world. A smile is a symbol for peace, a symbol of kindness, empathy and humanity. Such is the power of a smile to create a better world. a better environment to live in.

A line from a movie said “You know, the world would be nice to you if only you would be nicer to the world.”

-KattChavez

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The Days of My Youth

The Days of My Youth

“DANCE,
JUMP,
LOVE,
LEARN,
LAUGH…
If you think you’re too Old for any of those things,
remember you will never be as YOUNG as you are NOW. ”

-KattChavez-

The Time is Now

Time is flying by so fast. Every second counts.
Now is not the time to waste on tears and regrets,
brooding over what you could have been,
over lost lovers,
and oceans that separate us.
Now is the time to be.
To be where we are.
To love those around us.
And to appreciate what we have.
Now is the time to strive to do better, 
the time to do or die,
the time to open our wings and take flight.
Ready or not, 
the time is Now.

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Rising above Anger

One thing i learned, is not to let anger and frustration get the best of me and deal with understanding, empathy and compassion. Truly anger benefits no one. You have the right to feel that emotion but to lash out on other people or let it get in the way of better judgement is simply not the way to go.

Often anger is fueled by pride. Ego and pride are two very different matters. While ego is healthy to keep the balance of one’s sanity, pride eats you up and deteriorates you emotionally and mentally. Pride fires up animalistic instincts instead of making you a rational human being. 

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Your Heart and Your Creativity

I was watching American Idol the had Jimmy and Stevie as guests and Stevie was saying, If u dont put your heart out there it wont transfer. Being a writer/artist one of the biggest capital in that business is heart. The mind is creatie and wonderful but it’s the heart he leaves impressions that make you wow. Transference. Of emotions, thoughts, feelings.

Creativity heightens most often in your lowest point just as you are about to get up.

I have often put my heart out there and it has taken so much beating, yet I learned resilience. Im ok. After all that, Im still here, still breathing, still ok. And I put it into my writing, my photographs, my drawings…

I leave impressions, not just ideas…

KattChavez

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Nursing is an art: and if…

Nursing is an art: and if it is to be made an art, it requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation, as any painter’s or sculptor’s work; for what is the having to do with dead canvas or dead marble, compared with having to do with the living body, the temple of God’s spirit? It is one of the Fine Arts: I had almost said, the finest of Fine Arts.

-Florence Nightingale-

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