Start by smiling
“Loving-Kindness is my Religion.” – Dalai Lama.
“Sit in silence and smile.” – Ketut Liyer‘s guide to meditation (Ketut is a Balinese witch doctor appearing in the book Eat, Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert which is based in reality)
“Smile to yourselves.” My pilates teacher yesterday in the end of the lesson at Yoga school Shanti.
An Italian teacher had wondered why Finns get so unhappy when a bus is a little late. When the bus is a half an hour late in Italy, everybody just waits relaxed and when the bus finally arrives, they applaud.
Might be worth trying to see the funny side of life? It does not make bad things worse.
And telling “the truth” or being critical is no excuse for being rude. Why not try being kind to yourself and everybody around you – the whole next year? You can start by smiling.
Have the kindest year 2011!