SMILING: A NEBULIZER
Seeing an asthmatic patient go haywire, gasping for air, trying to close up the big divide between life and death, grass-cutting his way out of this newly found catch-22 to no avail, until a golden penny is dropped into the slot of this malady, he/she dances on the pages of wriggling. What a shame that it is only a small nebulizer that will grind to a halt this series of unadventurous escapades. So too is the spirit of smiling.
Smiling is the only medicine that does not have a bitter taste, is less expensive, needs no prescription and is more effective. Sadly however, that people have become immune to this ‘contaminant’. I met a young man one day and I told him to his face; “….I cannot successfully walk with you because you don’t smile …..” if you are that cookie of persons that frowns all the time, as the idiomatic expression couches it ‘as rosy as the American pie’, I think it is high time you lend colour from the Americans. Your cosmetic outlook is not complete without wearing a smile. Before you leave your dressing room, look at the mirror properly to see that that underrated part of dressing ethics is adjusted.
Squeezing your face is a pictorial portrait of a sicklier or a dead man. The more you squeeze the more wrinkles crinkles into your face. If you can smile, you can laugh. Even the Holy Writ attests to my clam that even God smiles; “He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh…’’ Psalm 2 vs 4. If God the creator can smile, how much more we his creatures. Smiling is a principal factor in everything because it adds to your face value. If you don’t smile you are devalued, depreciative and out-of-date.
Smiling is affective. It is a throw from a take-off spot that elevates to another which results in a hit back. Witches and wizards in their covens laugh upon a successful diabolical inroad of plans. Even animals like hyenas laugh. Some people claim that simians [apes, monkeys etc.] are ugly animals but it is even more surprising that they laugh better and free themselves from all burdens within their fauna than some human beings who claim to be rational beings. Every person you see may be fighting a hard battle, that notwithstanding, will frowning and anguishing over your agony remedy your predicaments? If yes, then frown your way to a bottomless “Frowning land” and acclimatize yourself with the citizens of “frowners”. What will it actually take away from you if you submerge your problems upon rumination in the pools of smile? In spite of you being angry, sad, downcast, heavy et cetera, you can always resort to the government class of “smilo-cracy” where people are tutelaged on the government of smiling; which is anchored on the motto:
THE SMILING CLASS IS TOO FEW WE NEED MORE BALLOTS
One who is intransigent to change, should in his own best interest inject himself with nitric-oxide, a technical term for laughing gas. If you meet a person diseased with the melancholic spirit of long hauling his/her face, steer clear so that you don’t get contaminated. It is no doubt an incurable disease that medical researchers and personnel are still on an unadventurous discovery for a cure.
The reason why you can see some old men and women still looking spright is not far-fetched. It is not because they may be nutritionally inclined, but they also understand the power of smiling. One may ask where the wrinkles are. Their wrinkles have moved from their faces and have been set poles away into their minds which makes them wise in dispensing advice, hence the astute saying “Age is sage”.
The place of smiling cannot be over-flogged as the Faculty of Law is not an exception to this disquisition. Prior to their ascendency to a political office, aspirants vying for a position go the extra length to warm the cockles of your heart. They become celebrities as they extravagantly shake the hands of everybody they come across. Most of them smile to the extent that their mouths are almost torn off, just to secure their votes. Upon ruling the roost, it becomes as different as chalk and cheese as politicians’ breeze pass fellow LAWSANS that even a handshake is a “sin”. What an electoral travesty! And a betrayal of the gods of smile.
I will pellucidly say at this juncture that to smile is not a thought but a habit that will in the long run determine your habitat.