The Buddha said, "A man born to this world should do many good deeds, as a garland maker makes garlands from a heap of flowers."
"Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me." If you really know how to live, what better way to start the day than with a smile? Your smile affirms your awareness and determination to live in peace and joy. How can you remember to smile when you wake up? You might hang a reminder, so that you notice it when you wake up. Once you develop the practice of smiling, you may not need the reminder. You will smile as soon as you hear a bird sing or see the sunlight stream through the window. Smiling helps you approach the day with gentleness and compassion. And, your smile also reminds yourself to do good deeds.
- Good Old Days