Masks hide our smiles these days. Your Smiling beauty comes from the inside but how do you do that when you have to wear a mask? Your inner attitudes shine through actions. Masks have changed the way we are interpreted and it can feel quite harsh, stern and frosty as they obscure our smiles and other expressions. We still have our eyes and can allow them to speak. When I have my sunglasses on, hiding my eyes as well, I actively nod a courteous greeting or I send an up-beat salutation because I still want to be transmitting love into my world.
We have had a difficult year with new rules and problems arising from Covid 19; adjusting to all this was exhausting. Now, like in other countries, the numbers of the sick in our country rise again and hospitals fill up. It is hard to keep ones sense of humor and our will to social distance has suffered fatigue; some people understandably are feeling “we did it once, we don’t want to do it again.” Yet we do have it in us to respect each other’s safety. I use Creative problem solving to keep my sense of humor going. How are you getting through these tough times?
How do you deal with the issue of masks? Do you miss smiles?
Take care and stay safe.