Dolly Parton said "If you see someone without a smile, give 'em yours." Sometimes I like to take it one step further. If I see someone who looks to be in a particularly bad mood I like to smile and cross my eyes at the same time. (This works better if they aren't a carrying member of the NRA. If they are, remember that it's harder to hit a moving target. So MOVE!)
The wise Dolly Parton also said "I'm not offended by all the dumb blond jokes because I know I'm not dumb, I also know I'm not blond!" I find this amazingly charming and poignant for the following reasons: 1. I think she is wonderfully intelligent and talented and hello? she is obviously very smart to have an entire amusement park named for her, and 2. If she remembers she isn't a blond she must remember her natural hair color. I find this entertaining because the woman is over 60 yrs old and still remembers her natural hair color. I can't remember what color my hair was last week. I do know there is a lot more grey than I care to mention.
Can you imagine how many people you'd have to smile at to get them to smile if all the women in the world could remember their natural hair color? We'd all be in front of the mirror at night doing facial exercises to get ready for the next day of smiling. Don't get me wrong I smile daily at friends and strangers alike, but wouldn't it just be exhausting to watch all those people using 43 muscles to frown when they could use just 17 to smile? So this is my public service message for the evening: Forget your natural hair color and smile. And as a wise woman named Dolly likes to say "Smile it increases your face value!"