I was once told that gratitude for the things that make you smile is the best way to sustain happiness.
This seemed like good advice to me. Why not be grateful? A smile can change your whole attitude in one small flick of the lips.
The best thing about smiling though is the affect it has on the people around you. One minute you are a stressed, flustered mess scrambling to catch a train, and then, with a smile from a stranger, you can be whistling like Mary Poppins and thinking how beautifully blue the sky is today.
In honour of the ever-potent smile, I have compiled a photographic tribute to some of the little things around Brisbane that have made me smile of the past couple of weeks.
They are as simple as a busker at Brisbane Central Station who made me feel like skipping (thank you Mr Busker) and a surprise sundae-looking delight that was delivered when I ordered an ‘iced coffee’ at Flamingo Cafe in Fortitude Valley.