Navigating Life on the Precipice of a Smile

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

“Navigating life on the precipice of a smile” is part of the title of a podcast I listened to recently on humor and how it can enlarge the way we relate to each other. Although “precipice” is a bit of a strange word to use because being at the edge of a rocky cliff isn’t usually a great place to be, teetering on the high edge of a smile is. Wouldn’t that change everything? Wouldn’t teetering on the high edge of a smile change how you go into a meeting, encounter a stranger, look at yourself in the mirror, show up at the dentist’s, receive feedback, greet the day and almost everything else?

Wearing a readiness to smile sort of softens life.