Tag: Smile



“Like a missing tooth, sometimes an absence is more noticeable than a presence”  Jodi Picoult

How true the above quote!

In the above photo, one notes the absence of teeth.

But still, there is a beauty every time, a child or an octogenarian, with fallen teeth, makes a burst of laughter!

Most of us appreciate the value of something only when we miss that something.

The absence of something has more impact on us than the presence of that thing.

What is that you miss my friend?

There can be many things that one misses or there may be variations in the pattern that one misses.

Hundreds of examples can be given.

My question is what is that you miss, which has impacted your life?

And did you ever think that one day you may miss something?

How about long-distance missing?

It is said as the distance grows…the bond multiplies. 

But are you sure?

And what about the phrase…’Out of sight, out of mind’?

“The scary thing about the distance is, you don’t know whether they’ll miss you or forget you” Nicholas Sparks

Is this something to do with Karma?

I am not sure.

What I understand is that Karma is a balancing thing.

I don’t think one should think too much of these things and our life goes on, though memories linger.

At least one can cherish the memories rather than the thought of ‘missing’

“For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Now I would like to know, is it a must to miss somebody or something throughout?

“There’s nothing I miss about anything in the whole wide world. The idea of missing something means you’re not living in the moment. Every moment is good for something” Ricky Williams


Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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This post is part of Debbie Smyth’s One Word Sunday- Missing

There is a beauty ,every time a child  with fallen teeth makes a laughter

I’ve decided to be happy because it’s good for my health

Advices, advices and advises..

Everybody advised me to be happy irrespective of the state of my mind.

So, I have decided to be content with my life as of today. Though I have decided about this, yet I am trying, with no idea how long it’s going to take.

But in some corner of my brain, the uncertainty of the future is still ringing and not allowing me to live in peace.

Living in the present possible, the proof being I am alive.

I am not sure of tomorrow’s happiness.

Everybody telling me to smile, to laugh and to live in the present.

When an uncertain future is staring, how can you be in an eternal state of happiness?

Smiling & Laughing

“Smiling is good for your heart

Laughing is good for the soul

And loving will keep you living, laughing and smiling” Unknown

This quote is encouraging us to lead our lives happily by smiling! 

When you notice tragedy everywhere, how can one smile?

Either we try to ignore or move on…

As humans, we wish to have satisfied life via a successful life.

Which do you prefer? Satisfied life or successful life?

A satisfying life is better than a successful life. Why?

Because ‘in successful life’, others measure our success. They may not even acknowledge your success!

But our satisfaction is measured by our own soul, mind and heart. One can be content.

And this ‘satisfying life’ depends on your moods, marital situations, temper, financial status and your physical ability, etc. 

Is happiness possible?

I am talking about ‘forever happiness.

My friend, be frank.

We come across trillions of advices about achieving an inner state of happiness.

But you & I know very well that all these things are mere humbug.

Let us accept the truth that we are humans and the state of happiness is temporary.

Some said “less is more”

Ok. what exactly the meaning of ‘Less’?

How much ‘less’ is considered ‘more’? or

How much ‘less’ is truly ‘less’?

If you call less is more…. that means less itself is more! That means you are still left with ‘more’ and this ‘more’ you are not supposed to have to achieve happiness as per the wise consul!

A bit confusing!

My thoughts

My friend, happiness comes in waves.

Happiness is not a permanent feature.

As humans, we must accept that the unhappiness component takes most of our lifetime.

As humans we can’t achieve ‘forever happiness’, be humble in accepting this truth.

Happiness depends on your tomorrow, which is the day for those unfolding events!

You are helpless.

Food for thought

Do you smile or laugh when you are alone?

The difference between Comedy, jokes and humour.


Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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This post is part of Cee’s CMMC-June colour YELLOW

World Laughter day May 2

“A well-balanced person is one who finds both sides of an issue laughable”. Herbert Procknow

World Laughter Day (WLD) is celebrated on the first Sunday of May.

This year it falls on May 2.

Can this day be celebrated when still corona is raging and millions are dying?

I don’t have an answer for this!

World Laughter Day was created in 1998 by Madan Kataria.

“I have not seen anyone dying of laughter, but I know millions who are dying because they are not laughing.”  Dr Madan Kataria

This year Corona is in no mood to lie low and hitting the humans with a vengeance

It’s is said laughter is great medicine and it’s a perfect formula in these gloomy days.

This day is celebrated to highlight the importance of laughter in our lives.

With the Covid pandemic spreading its tentacles across India and still active in other parts of the world, laughter or humour can be uplifting.

I can understand the loss of human lives.

And it’s very difficult to get a laughing mood.

But still, it is said, ‘laughter is the best way to fight corona during ‘isolation’ or ‘quarantine’ since laughter improves the body immunity to fight corona infection.

It’s advised that one should practice ‘laughter’ at least 30 minutes a day to improve overall body immunity and thus lung capacity is increased and lungs are made strong to withstand Corona onslaught.

And the effective weapon to fight Corona…

“The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.” Mark Twain

My post is incomplete if I fail to mention my friend Chris, who makes me smile everyday, through his blog, {Mr.Ohh’s Sideways View} and also via his comments on my various posts.

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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Wake up and Makeup

In the above photo, I guess more than 30 make up items are displayed for day to day use.

It’s not a collectors choice or a made up photo!

It’s a real photograph clicked in a house.

How many makeup items are required for routine use for a single day?

I don’t know.

How much money one spends on daily make-up?

I don’t know.

Scientists tell us that makeup material is nothing but poison to the body.

But none of us in a mood to listen.

Do makeup items boost one’s confidence?

I am not asking a gender-specific question.

Anybody can answer me.

But I remember a famous quote

“A smile is the best makeup any girl can wear.”

Marilyn Monroe

Which is the best make up in the world?

“There’s no better makeup than confidence.”
Shakira Ripoll

Do you agree?

The pressure about ageing in women comes from other women,”  Marisa Peer

How much time/energy/money you spend on touch-up?

I have no idea.

Check this link-Please don’t retouch my wrinkles

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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Keep smiling!

“Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.” Thich Nhat Hanh

A smile stimulates not just your brain, it brings joy to the people around you.

Do you know that our face shows six basic emotions?

These are 

  • Anger
  • Enjoyment
  • Disgust
  • Fear
  • Surprise
  • Sadness

Rest of all the emotional expression of the face derived from these basic feelings.

The most expressive of all the emotion is ‘SMILE’

‘A warm smile is the universal language of kindness”  William Arthur Ward

When we smile our moods are elevated and convey the most welcoming sign to the people around us.

Do you know the specialty of ‘Smile’?

“Everyone smiles in the same language.”   George Carlin

Take home message

“Smile! It increases your face value.” Robert Harling

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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This post is part of Nancy Merrill’s A photo a week challenge That Face


Bright smile

“Smile is the beauty of the soul.”   Unknown

Are you the person who smiles naturally and all the time?

If it is so then you are a gifted person.

“Some people make your laugh a little louder, your smile a little brighter, and your life a little better.”  Unknown

Not all are all this lucky.

But all is not lost.

Still one can make attempt to smile and laugh or recollect the funny or happy moments and keep smiling.

I know most of us long forgotten to smile because we stopped appreciating that little joy which we come across now and then.

My friend, remember that your worries will never leave you.

So what are you waiting for?

Start smiling.

Spend time with those people who spread the joy and warmth.

Just watch children playing.

Do you know the secret of never ageing?

“Every smile makes you a day younger.”   Unknown

“The World looks brighter from behind a smile” unknown

This boy aged around 12, is from a low-income family.

During Diwali time usually, we all share the crackers & sweets with the nearby community to spread joy and happiness.

This photograph is from one of those occasions and this boy could not control his excitement and happiness which he showed in his expression.

You notice the bright smile, bright teeth, bright yellow shirt, and bright  Diwali cracker

Take home message

“Life is short. Break the rules. Forgive quickly. Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that makes you smile.”  Unknown

And I am thankful to my friend Chris of  Mr. Ohh!’s Sideways View  who always reminds me to laugh. He says… “Laugh…because why not?” Thank you bro.

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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This post is part of Becky. B’s Bright Square – photo challenge

And also part of Cady’s Just one person around the world – photo challenge

Don’t rush when you brush!


Do you know why you are looking pleasing?

Yes, my friend. You are looking sweet and charming and beautiful!.

My guess is this is because of your smile and the confidence you exude in smiling naturally and this gift of yours, unfortunately, lacking in many of our friends, not because God didn’t bless them with, but due to their bad oral hygiene.

What exactly I am trying to convey?

By now you must have understood.

“Every tooth in a man’s head is more valuable than a diamond”.
Miguel de Cervantes

Sadly we all ignore this fact. By the time you realise it’s too late! That’s is the reason World Oral Health Day is celebrated annually.

World Oral Health Day

World Oral Health Day is celebrated on March 20 th every year.

The campaign theme for 2021-2023 is  ‘Be Proud Of Your Mouth’

Good Oral Health, helps you live longer and lead a healthier life.

This day the world is asked to unite to help reduce the burden of oral diseases which can tremendously affect the individual.

Why this date was chosen?

Number -20 reflects…..

  • Seniors must have a total of 20 natural teeth at the end of their life to be considered healthy
  • Children should possess 20 baby teeth
  • Healthy adults must have a total of 32 teeth and 0 dental cavities
  • Expressed on a numerical basis this can be translated as 3/20 hence March 20


The first thing people notice when they meet you

  • 58%-Smile
  • 30%-Eyes
  • 5%- Smell
  • 4%- Cloths
  • 3%- Hair

Keep Smiling

I have to mention my friend Chris who is running a wonderful blog by name- Mr Ohh!’s Sideways view who wishes that everybody must smile irrespective of the situations they are in.

I can’t forget his advice.

And your smile with those beautiful pearls like teeth makes all the difference.

To preserve those beautiful pearls, one must visit the Dentist regularly. (once in six months)

Not just shining teeth, Remember about the bad breath that can sink your relationship, due to poor oral hygiene.

Mint can’t be a permanent solution!

What are the minimum things we are supposed to do regularly?

  • Start dental care for the kids as soon as teeth start forming.
  • Brush twice a day, by using proper technique and never forget flossing daily. If you are not aware of flossing take the help of youtube or your Dentist.
  • Change the tooth-brush once in 3 or 4 months.
  • Before going to bed rinse the mouth with an anti-bacterial solution.
  • Forget smoking, tobacco and all other related stuff.
  • Eat a healthy diet and I need not stress how important this is.
  • Consult Dentist once in 6 months.

Now I come to some common dental problems we face because of our irresponsible habits

  1. BAD breath, strangely nobody tells you the fact, that your breath stinks! And many relations got ruined because of this!
  2. Tooth decay.
  3. Gum disease,
  4. Tooth sensitivity.
  5. Oral cancer.
  6. Finally, who enjoys your unpleasant & un-attractive smile?

Best & Worst food for your mouth

Best foods- Apple, Cheese & Almonds

Food that are worst- Sour candies, bread & Carbonated drinks.


My take

No mental health without Oral Health.

Yes, my friend. It’s true.
The most difficult thing in this world is to tell tell someone that their breath is foul smelling.

Bad breath leads to social anxiety, depression and loneliness. People avoid you and they don’t reveal the truth to you, because it’s a delicate matter and you can get offended easily!

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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Smile a little more, regret a little less!

“As the night gets dark, let your worries fade. sleep peacefully knowing you’ve done all you can do for today” unknown

The day is coming to an end in India.

Whatever happened or happening to you my dear friend, be happy and have no regrets.

Good night friend!

Good night from India.

“Let the stress go and let the blessing flow

Keep your head up

And keep pushing forwards.

God has a plan”

God bless you.

Have a blessed night.

Take care and stay safe.

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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quote source-Pinterest.

How many times you smiled this tuesday?

“A smile is the best makeup any girl can wear.” Marilyn Monroe

Why should one smile?

My friend, you need not be this harsh.

Smiling reduces your stress level.

“Your smile will give you a positive countenance that will make people feel comfortable around you” Les Brown

Smiling makes one attractive.

We all know that smile is contagious.

Of course, smiling is an assurance that we can continue to be positive.

It’s said smiling can elevate our moods and blood pressure is sure to a dropdown.

And remember if you want to attract people, keep smiling!

Smile has no language barrier.

It’s the best way one can display joy.

I even go one step ahead and say it conveys a welcoming sign to others.

Where to find smile?

“A smile is happiness you’ll find right under your nose. “Tom Wilson

Power of a smile

“Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, how you leave others feeling after having an experience with you becomes your trademark.” Unknown

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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Smiling face

“The most beautiful makeup is the reflection of kindness from a smiling face.” Debasish Mridha

Dear friend, how much could you smile today?

I know smiling or laughing or being in a jolly mood is not all that easy these days.

But still, I feel you must just laugh at your life because of the way it treats you now and then.

If you still find it difficult to smile just look at those kids who are unmindful of the things happening around and just smile as they play with each other.

Just bring back your inner child to life!

Trivia-Statistics – smiling

  • Smiling is the most powerful gesture from human beings.
  • It takes less effort to smile than frown.
  • Do you know that smiling babies are often observed in the womb during ultrasound studies?
  • It’s even said that forcing yourself to smile during sad days makes you forget your worries gradually.
  • Smiling is such a powerful tool that you don’t need an interpreter when you are in foreign countries.
  • It is said men find women attractive when they smile!
  • There are 19 different types of smiles.
  • Smiling costs you nothing!
  • It’s said kids smile around 400 times a day.
  • And in adults, it comes down to 20 times or even less.
  • And sadly many hide their smiles!

I can go on and on…

What happens if you don’t smile?

“Every day you spend without a smile is a lost day.”  Unknown

My take

I would like you to understand that Smiling is the best way to face any problem.

Keep smiling my friends. Let this become part of your life  like any other habit.

This article is dedicated to my good friend Chris, who always brings that smile and cheer. Please do check his lovely blog at Mr Ohh!’s Sideways View

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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