Let us greet one another with a smile for a smile is the beginning of love. --Mother Teresa
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. --Thich Nhat Hanh
Studies show that smiling increases positive feelings. From Scientific American: Smile! It could make you happier! (Making an emotional face--or suppressing one--influences your feelings)
And did you know that happiness is contagious? In fact, it spreads out to three degrees of separation! Joy shared with friends is multiplied!
"A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance." Proverbs 15:13
Today's Happy Homework: (can ya guess?) Yep! SMILE. Let's start the contagion of happiness by smiling. From the depth of your being--smile. Smile foolishly. Smile widely. Smile until your eyes crinkle up. And OBSERVE--does your smile affect anyone around you? Do you notice a difference in how you feel? Do people respond differently when you smile? Write it down. Be ready to share it next week!
Coming up! Blog linkup + Happy, Happy Giveaway!!
Smile no matter what. As the old song goes: Smile, Darn Ya, Smile!