When I was a student at East Junior High in Boise, I tried out for the school’s Drill Team. I wanted to be one of those girls proudly wearing that beautiful black and gold uniform, supporting our school.
The day of the tryouts came and I was scared! I don’t know how many girls showed up for tryouts, but the gym was full. I was worried I didn’t have a chance. Then someone whispered to me, “smile, it’ll make them notice you.”
So I did. When I was up for my tryout, I held the biggest smile I could manage through the entire time.
It worked! I was selected as one of the new girls on the Drill Team. I was so excited.
A smile can open a lot of doors in life. Not just on the junior high drill team, but in work, social settings and relationships.
Smile at the people you meet during the day, whether a stranger in an elevator or a passerby on the sidewalk.
Maybe your smile is the gift they need.
I smile all the time. See what your smile can do for you.