When is the last time you smiled?
What did you see today that made you smile?
What about this week…
or this month..
or last summer?
Think about it. No doubt you’ll have something in mind….
As a matter of fact, you’ll probably think of lots of things.
Then you know what happens…you’ll start recognizing what makes you smile AS it makes you smile and you’ll make a point to capture those things as you can….it’s nice to have them in your pocket, sort of speak, so you can access them on those days when you could really USE a smile.
Start a ‘sights that make you smile’ folder, take some pictures, fill it up and take a peek at it often.
…..because here my friends, are a few HEALTHY reasons to SMILE…..BIG and OFTEN:
- it will make you EVEN more attractive than you already are.
- it will make you appear EVEN younger than you are.
- it will boost your mood and reduce any stress the minute you crack one, and it’s very likely you’ll also make someone ELSE smile in return….smiles are very CONTAGIOUS.
- it’s a naturally good thing that doesn’t cost you ANYTHING, EVERYONE has one, and you have access to it WHENEVER, WHEREVER you want. Take ADVANTAGE of it!…..Smiles really are a beautiful thing–giving them and receiving them.
Here’s what I recently added to my ‘sights that make ME smile’ folder:
junie b. cuddling in for the night
my dad’s smile
the messes…oops, I mean CREATIONS, my daughter makes in unexpected places
a fire in the fireplace
my daughter’s love of HEARTS
puzzles strewn about
two sleepyheads cuddled up in a hammock on a chilly night
sweet treats under glass
spontaneous late night fun
old photos of my little sweetcheeks
the funny signs the guys post around the office
these three ladies
Cheers to the things that make YOU smile!