“It is not fitting, when one is in God's service, to have a gloomy face or a chilling look.” - St. Francis of Assisi.
The other day, a parent remarked to the principal at my school that she thought I was mad at her. That came just moments after we'd had a brief conversation, but one which I thought was innocuous - and certainly without confrontation or harsh words. But I will admit that in my heart I felt annoyed at her for something she was doing (though without saying anything directly to her about it).
I was trying to figure out why she would say that when the principal added a comment about smiling.
A subtle suggestion?
The problem my be my face. Or, to be exact, the look on my face.
I tend toward "serious" looking expressions. People have commented in the past that I sometimes look mad or upset even when I'm not.
They have a point. I need to work at trying to look more friendly, more inviting.
I've got to keep trying to smile more!