When we were growing up (actually, in high school), I remember my brother telling me that people thought I was too friendly. As an adult, I’ve had people ask my friends, “Is she for real?” I wonder why it is so surprising to people that someone can be a genuinely happy and friendly person. I suppose it’s indicative of society
I challenge you as you read this to smile.
In fact, I’ll help you out.
Someone out there is in desperate need of your smile, and the benefits to you are huge!
Think I’m the only one who believes in the power of a smile? I’m not…check these pages to see what “real professionals” have to say! Want to be healthy? Smile!
Joy is the will which labors, which overcomes obstacles, which knows triumph.~ William Butler Yeats
Whether you think you can or think you can’t you’re right. - Henry Ford
The best way out is always through. ~ Robert Frost
Real difficulties can be overcome, it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable. ~ Theodore N. Vail
Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall. ~ Oliver Goldsmith
You must be the change you want to see in the world. - Mahatma Gandhi
You are so right!!! I’ve been smiling all morning (well, it’s only 7:16) because I’m looking through lots of great pictures in my Picasa files. Thanks for the encouragement!
I sure do love you! Thanks for reading, commenting, and most especially…loving me!
You are so right, Ms. Steen! For so long, I took smiling for granted. And then, I got Bell’s Palsy, and half my face was paralyzed for 3 months. The only thing I wanted to do was smile. I think that was supposed to be a lesson for me–to smile more and appreciate the effects it had on myself and others. Now when I smile and laugh, I think about that, and how dark I felt not being able to express joy on my face. It makes me appreciate it that much more! Great post! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Krista, I remember that Bernie had that same thing happen to him not long before we met. He was looking pretty normal by the time I met him, though. I love your comment “How dark I felt not being able to express joy on my face.” Some people have the ability, yet choose to remain in that darkness. Thanks for reading!