Mother Teresa had once said that every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, and a beautiful thing. By giving a bright smile you can make someone else’s day beautiful and even your day beautiful. Smile is a very positive thing and has a lot of power in it. “So I asked them to smile”, a project of Jay Weinstein, he had asked people from different places to smile and had captured before and after the people smile. Through these pictures, you might be able to see how beautiful, positive, and powerful a smile is. It actually brightens the day.
#1. A man from Nubra Valley, Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir in India. He had been returning home in the evening
Jay had said to the Bored Panda that he loves the project because it helps him to face his fears and talk to people. And also that by this he understands that his assumptions are inaccurate. In 2013 he had started the project and is been 7 years now and still, it goes on. Jay leads small groups of people around India, therefore he had spent most of his time in India and many of the pictures are from that country. In countries like Australia, Kenya, Singapore, and Nepal he had done this project and hopes to expand it all around the world.
#2. Pretty baby girl he had seen in Nairobi, Kenya. She had been having playtime with her mommy
#3. A girl who had been playing outside her house in Kakhsar in Gujarat, India
According to Jay the people in almost every place he had visited had been very nice and welcoming and had spoken with him when he went near them. Also, the people had given him bright smiles when he had asked them to. And had said that all those moments were very enjoyable and memorable. He had said that his project has a lot to say though it does not give out any message.
#4. Girl from Turtuk village, Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, India. She had been having a talk time with her friends
#5. Man from Muthatari, nearby to Embu, eastern province Kenya
#6. A girl who had been playing with her friends in Leh in Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, India
#7. A man standing at 7 am near a post office that opens at 11 am. He’s from Jorowar in Rajasthan, India
#8. Boy from Nirdoi village on the Ganges river banks in West Bengal, India
#9. Boy from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, India who had been having fun with the family
#10. A beautiful lady who had visited the Kaiyuan Temple in Quanzhou, Fujian China that is 1300 years old
Leave a comment below saying what do you think about these beautiful smiles.
I have been into reading, creative writing, learning different languages from my young age. Also, I’m really fond of calligraphy which I have participated in competitions and won. I was an athlete while I was schooling and I have excelled in the events I did. I have passed my O/levels and did my A/levels in the Physical science stream. Even though my passion for reading and writing never ended. Keep Reading! Keep Learning!