Her Smile #ItChangedMyLife

By Babalola Michael

I am guessing you think I’m talking about a close up or an Oral B advert but neither is true…

Or perhaps you are thinking- what is so special about a smile, that it can result to a changed life? People smile all the time for Christ sake!.. people with gap tooth, coloured tooth and even people with no tooth, they all smile; but this was different, this was special, this was sent…

Enough playing around, but how and where did I meet this infamous and unusual smile….Believe me, it was not one of those hollywood romantic moment where the lady stands across the street with her numerous shoping bags hanging from both hands, while also trying to keep her dress from flowing with the wind as she tosses her head in slow motion managing one of the most divine smile I have ever seen.

I was just in the house trying to distract myself with some tv programmes when my phone buzzed, the lady with the green scarf sent me her picture, I opened it and the smile, oh God! The smile-it sent shivers down my spine…. it was heavenly. I stared at the picture for a while trying to explain why my brain is in overdrive and my heart pumping blood faster than it should just by looking at her picture…

The smile revealed a perfect dentition like that of someone who has her regular dentist appointment on lock down, the smile reflected a beauty so crude, yet so refined; locked deep within her soul, you know those kind of obvious beauty that screams ‘take me to mama’, yeah that’s  the kind….I was and I’m still blown and lost in its awe.

I know you are waiting for the part where the smile changed my life, okay… suspense over- It changed my perspective, right there on the spot I decided to always look for beauty in unexpected places, I learnt  to always look beneath the surface, I learnt to seek out real value and not face value and I learnt to look for a place inside pain where Joy resides…

I met a smile and it changed my life…

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