Monday, 21 December 2009

..sometimes I forgot to smile..I am so engrossed in not doing anything, in not going anywhere, I forgot this simple act of charity...and yet I expect others to at least smile at me..and grumbled when they don't..I feel that it is my right to have them smile at me..for I reciprocate easily to smiles..

..3rd cucu, a week-old when pic taken, learning to smile..

..once at a supermarket, the cashier was a bit curt and showed a sour face when checking this old coot out..and I responded by telling her to at least smile a bit..its charity...
'No time for charity,' , was her reply, 'Putting up with the antics of the customers.' she continued..
'Eh, girl, all the more reason for you to smile lah,' this old coot said, 'Don't spoil that pretty face of yours by being a sour-puss. '
'Come on, smile a little.'

..1st cucu..nothing is more infectious than the smile of children..

... later, as she totaled up my purchases, I smiled widely at her and she made a feeble attempt at smiling back at me..starting from her eyes but not really reaching the lips.. 'Like that lah,' I said and walked off, just as her smile reached her full red lips..We should always have time for charity..the young man behind me gave me a thumb's up..

..neighbour's daughter..
..children are quick with their smile..

..there was a time I could easily sweep a girl like that off her feet, given half the chance, but now being able to coax a smile is good enough for me...:)


Andi Natalia binti Bongkasa said...

:).. everything single thing that happen in our life should be ending with smiling.. even we are angry, moody or sadness.. we should have a smile, smile can cure everything,... :)

hazeleyed lady said...

Love the smiles of sincere and without any cost!
Smile...and the world smiles on you.

Uncle Lee said...

Hello Pakmat, Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.
A smile confuses an approaching frown.

And people seldom notice old clothes if you wear a big smile.
As well, a smile is a curve that sets everything straight.

I smile a lot, especially at SYT's, or will say, 'have a nice day'....but now retired, I don't follow up.
Old days, lepas handbrake, ha ha.
You have a nice day, Pakmat. And smile. Lee.

lili said...

..pakmat, they say... who cares what they're wearing, on Main Street or Saville Row... It's what you wear from ear to ear and not from head to toe! Aha, you're never fully dressed without a SMILE!

p/s I hv reasons to smile a lot lately. One reason being: I met my uncle Ayah Ndak Wan Salman on Sunday at our relative's wedding.. I'll update soon!

Take care, Pakmat

pakmat said... be able to smile is one of the secret to longevity, makes you feel keep at it..

hazel..pakmat loves children..and cats..but cats' smiles are difficult to see..:)

uncle lee..pakmat cannot agree with you more..cheers..

lil..great to hear bout you ayah you make me smile..

Cat-in-Sydney said...

PakMat dear,
To look for a cat's smile, look for it in the eyes, not the mouth. Because cats give you unconditional love, the smiles are more sincere. purrr....meow!

YuinTing Chin said...

Smile is woman's best cosmetic :-)

pakmat said...

..dear cat..that's a smile? mean when my Ayam gave me that plaintive look with her pair of yellow eyes when I dropped the pestle over my toe, it was a smile.?..sheesh..and pakmat thought it was just plain adoration on her part...but yes, have to agree..their love are more unconditional..

YTC..when a woman smiles a smile ever so radiant that will melt a cooking chocolate, she does not need cosmetic..

rizal hashim said...

But PakMat, if I smile too often, people will immediately say "eh macam ronaldo", my gaped tooth and all...