"Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy." ~Thich Nhat Hanh
Little Gems of Wisdom & Fun from Mary Lynn Ziemer
Smile often throughout your day! Make it a habit. Why? Because evidence on research around the emotional effect of smiling tells us that the simple act of smiling is an immediate cause of happy feelings!
What's important about happy feelings? Everything. How you feel determines how you create your life in this very moment. Only when you feel good, do you create what you desire. In order to have an easy and fun life, the one that you dream of deeply, you need to feel really good. So, going forward, be sure to pay attention and smile often!
Keep your chin up and just put a smile on your face. It is simply that easy! Just the mere, physical act of forming a smile on your face is the shortcut to feeling good, to feeling more happiness in your life. In a Psychology Today article, Meg Selig writes that “even research subjects directed to place a pencil between their teeth, forcing their lips into a smile, actually feel better.”
If you need more than that to get yourself started, try looking at all of the beauty around you. As you find your deep inner well of happiness and joy, you’ll shine more brightly. Here’s how: feel love and gratitude for everything. Yes, it’s that simple! As you go through your day, express that love by literally saying “I love you and thank you” to everyone and everything. As I sit at my computer writing this blog, I feel love for my computer and I say “I love you”. When I’m finished, it’s time for a “thank you” too. My kitty next to me fills me with joy so, “I love you and thank you” just flows naturally. Truly, if you do this all day long, that smile will effortlessly and naturally form on your face and you will begin to feel wonderful.
Why? Because elementary science teaches us that we, and everything else, are made up of the same atoms, molecules and sub-atomic particles at our most basic level. We are all energy in its simplest form… and energy can never be separated. So, we are all literally connected. Considering this, it only makes sense that if you treat everyone and everything with love and respect, you will also feel really good. It's science!
Life is full of beautiful experiences...there is so much to smile and laugh about. Notice the beauty in nature, the innocence of a child, laughter, beautiful music, or beautifully written words. You don't have to look very far to find something to smile about, but you may have to consciously think about consistently forming the smile.
So start today, right now, and commit to yourself that all day long you are going to light up your face with a smile...so that you feel great! And everyone around you will feel better too. Begin every new day with a smile, no matter what!
Have an absolutely magical day full of love, gratitude, and fun, fun, fun!
~Mary Lynn Ziemer
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