In today’s society, to be guarded is not only the norm, but it’s safer that way. You never know who you can trust or who could potentially be the one that could harm you. This perspective will certainly keep you protected, but it will also keep the good that could come your way at a distance as well. There is a lot of good out there and many times the beginning of a person letting down their guards so you can experience their good is YOUR smile. Don’t have a victim’s mentality. God is your protection. Trust Him to keep the predators at bay. He will. You just focus on the healing powers you possess that are often activated with a sincere, generous smile.
Proverbs 15:13 – A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed.