When I was working with a young child, he said “Whenever I smile, Mrs. Chudasama, others smile back…and it makes me happy and I feel warm inside my tummy.” Children come out with such profound truths, don’t they?
This was a child that I was working with to feel empathy and learn coping strategies after surviving a traumatic experience. It took a little while but he managed to get in touch with his inner resources….that well of strength within himself.
I learn so much from the children I work with and you know, it’s really is that simple…Children and adults sometimes lose this ability to smile and act on the beauty of the smallest gesture due to life’s ups and downs. But it doesn’t have to end there. I offer these tools and techniques to anyone who wants to go back to their own inner resource, no matter what your circumstances. Use the smiling technique with whom you meet (use with discretion), see what happens.
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