The Least I Can Do
“It’s the least I can do” is a common expression often used when we don’t think we’ve done “enough” for someone else. But as mentors and parents, the least we can do may be one of the most important things we do for others everywhere – smile! As Mark Batterson says, “It’s our superpower!” A smile reduces stress by suppressing cortisol, and releasing endorphins. A smile can make yourself happy. An average child smiles 400 times a day, while an adult smiles 20 times a day. Somewhere along the way, we lost 380 smiles. One author says causes more stress on facial muscles to frown than to smile. A smile says, “you matter,” “I’m glad to see you.” Even if you’re smiling at yourself in a mirror. So lets do the least we can do, and maybe end up changing a moment; change a moment, maybe an hour; and hour maybe a day; and even a life!