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O ciclo do sorriso - The Smile Cycle

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O ciclo do sorriso - The Smile Cycle

  1. 1. For many years, David and Maria took vigorous walks for their daily exercise. At one point, they kept crossing paths with a certain older man. They eventually learned that his name was Feliciano, meaning "happy." He seemed anything but happy, though. The Smile Cycle O ciclo do sorriso Por muitos anos David e Maria tinham o hábito de fazer caminhadas vigorosas diariamente para se exercitarem. Nessas saídas, volta e meia eles viam um homem de mais idade chamado Feliciano. Mas apesar de seu nome significar “feliz”, felicidade parecia ser algo desconhecido para aquele senhor.
  2. 2. "He had the grumpiest look you ever saw," David later recalled. "He was always well dressed in a nice suit, and he seemed to be an important man in town, but he would walk along with his hands folded behind his back, staring at the ground. Whenever Maria or I tried to catch his eye and smile at him, he quickly looked the other way. We wanted so much to turn his frown into a smile that we made that our secret project. “Ele tinha a cara mais amarrada que já vi” — contou David. “Estava sempre bem vestido, de terno, e parecia ser uma pessoa importante na cidade, mas andava com as mãos para trás, olhando para o chão. Sempre que Maria ou eu conseguíamos captar sua atenção e sorrir para ele, o homem rapidamente desviava o olhar. Queríamos tanto transformar aquela carranca em um sorriso que fizemos disso nosso projeto secreto.
  3. 3. It took two years, but finally he smiled back at us. From that day on, Feliciano's countenance and whole manner changed." Demorou dois anos, mas ele por fim sorriu para nós e a partir desse dia, a aparência e toda a postura de Feliciano mudaram.
  4. 4. Your smile can chase away the clouds hanging over someone else, and you'll brighten your own day in the process. It is almost impossible to smile on the outside without feeling better on the inside. Over the next hour, make an effort to smile more. See if you can keep that smile all day. Try keeping it up for a week, and see what a difference that makes. Seu sorriso pode afastar as nuvens que pairam sobre alguém, ou inclusive iluminar o seu próprio dia. É quase impossível sorrir por fora sem se sentir melhor por dentro. Na próxima hora, esforce-se para sorrir mais e tente manter o sorriso até o fim do dia. Faça isso durante uma semana e veja a diferença.
  5. 5. www.freekidstories.org Text adapted from Activated magazine. Used by permission. Image credits: Image 1: children by ddraw/Freepik; background by Microsoft Clipart Image 2: man by vvstudio/Freepik; background designed by Freepik Image 3: man by vvstudio/Freepik; background in public domain Image 4: children by ddraw/Freepik; background designed by Freepik Image 5: Designed by Freepik

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