Sunday, November 8, 2009

Fake Smile vs. Real Smile

Today at my church, we had a program where all the kids got together in front of us and sang. What we call, a primary program. Now I'm not going to critique them, because they are only children. But there was one thing I couldn't help noticing as the kids filled the chapel that was bugging me. The primary leader, ushered the kids onto the stands, whispering, "smiles! smiles! smiles!" The children opened their lips, and showed their teeth and "smiled." You could tell when they were smiling that they weren't really enjoying what they were doing and their smiles would fade and they would have to prop their lip muscles up again. As they sang and gave short speeches I wondered if it's better to fake smile when nescessary or to just smile when it's a real one. That means no smiles sometimes..and maybe if the kids could do that none of them would be smiling..but isn't that better than phony smiles? What do you think? Comments will be appreciated.
Quote Of The Day: "You are not fully dressed until you wear a smile." :)


  1. (left:real smile) (right:fake smile)

  2. I always appreciate a geniune smile over a fake one.Most of the time when I smile, it is always real...I only fake it if I really have to.

  3. I agree with Layla. I think a real smile is better. But actors fake smile all the time.