We are going to solder an SMD. In fact, this is really easy. And it is faster than through-hole parts. Trust me.
Step 1: Solder One Pad
Put solder on one pad.
Step 2: Solder the SMD
Grab the SMD with some tweezers.
Melt the solder and move the SMD into the molten solder.
Step 3: Turn the Board
Turn the board so that the not-soldered pad is close to the soldering iron.
Step 4: Solder Other Pad
Solder this pad.
Step 5: Done!
Congratulation! With a little bit of practice, you will never want to go back to through-hole parts again. They occupy too much space and soldering them takes much longer...