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Uju Chukwu: Smile… Because You Can

Uju Chukwu

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dreamstime_m_407086Is it possible to stay smiling? This is a question someone asked me the other day. I sat on this question for a while because I had previously had a conversation with a friend. He said, ‘you are never smiling, you should learn to keep smiling so people will know you are approachable.’

I wondered why should I just keep smiling, even when walking on the road; but the day I tried it, I got these 3 answers,

– A smile makes people around you feel welcome. Imagine walking up to someone and the next thing you do, as you stretch your hands to give a handshake, is smile. It automatically just sends a signal of “you are welcome”

– A smile gladdens the heart: this works all the time. I assisted one old lady one day and with a smile I took her load off her. It felt like I had given her the reason to live extra years and the blessings she poured on me, I know has reached out to my generation.

– A smile makes you feel calm: In everything we do in life, I think it is really important to do things that will be a plus in our lives. That’s the secret of a genuine smile; it makes you feel calm and most times it leads to laughter. With a combination of a continued smile and laughter your age is being renewed.

There is always a reason to smile, no matter how bad the situation is. Find that one thing that keeps you smiling and never let go of that thought. Not only does your smile make you beautiful, it makes the world beautiful.

Smile because you can, and make that choice to stay happy.

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She is a Brand Management & Marketing Communications executive with focus on MSME's, she also has a strong foundation in emotional intelligence and behavioral change. She transforms businesses and builds brands via storytelling, brand audit, market research and strategy implementation to ensure results. She holds an MBA in Marketing from Covenant University, Integrated Brand Experience training from Orange Academy and a diploma from IBM Institute, Berlin, Germany.She helps people to be their best self, live a purposeful life and achieve greatness through her online platform www.ujuchukwu.blogspot.com.

8 Comments

  1. Red

    August 12, 2016 at 3:30 am

    ☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺

    • Uju Chukwu

      Uju Chukwu

      August 23, 2016 at 12:56 pm

      I love love your smile, keep smiling.

  2. Bodunade

    August 12, 2016 at 4:28 am

    ”Don’t ask me, I went from ashy to nasty to classy”

    • Uju Chukwu

      Uju Chukwu

      August 23, 2016 at 12:57 pm

      I am not asking why but please tell me.

  3. UNCLE GWE GWE GWE

    August 12, 2016 at 8:45 am

    I DONT THINK AV HAD A GOOD SMILE/ LAUGH FOR THE PAST 28YRS. YES!!!! AM BEGINNING TO BELIEVE AM A SADIST.

    • Uju Chukwu

      Uju Chukwu

      August 23, 2016 at 12:59 pm

      Oh NO! You cannot be. There must be a reason for you to smile, think of that one thing that has made you smile and never let go of that memory. You are a happy fllow, I refuse to say, you are a sadist.

  4. Rukky

    August 12, 2016 at 9:41 am

    In Islam, smiling is sunnah. The Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallalahu alaihi wasalaam) encourages us to give charity even if it’s meeting a brother with a smile. Great article lady keep it up ???????

    • Uju Chukwu

      Uju Chukwu

      August 23, 2016 at 12:59 pm

      Oh great, keep giving a smile. Thank you.

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