The Simplest Charity

One of my favorite teachings I’ve gleaned from Islam is that smiling is a form of charity. I love that thought, and it’s something that’s universally true, I believe. It’s certainly where we can start giving to each other, and from it can follow so much other goodness.

Take some time to smile at other people today. I know that every time I’ve been smiled at by a random stranger as we pass by, I’ve had a better day. When a good friend or someone in my family smiles, it’s even better. If reading this makes you smile, I’m glad I helped in some way. If you go and start smiling at others because of this, then we may have a movement on our hands.

Or should I say on our faces? No matter: smile, and make your brothers and sisters in humanity feel better. 🙂

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