No matter how tense the situation is, we need to learn that we still have permission to smile.

Even if our life is not exactly as we want it or we are going through a really hard time, we can still make the decision to smile.

As they saying goes “Look for a reason to each day, even if some days you have to look a little harder.”
As soon as you smile it creates a connection with the people around you. A warm smile will brighten up someone’s day and break down barriers. MW