Every day you have the choice of how you nourish yourself.
Here’s one way to nourish your body, mind and spirit – smile.
A smile has an undeniable transformative power, even a fake smile can transform your mood, you will feel an immediate change.
There are times that I just get caught up in the every day stuff and a smile is the furthest thing from my mind. But as soon as I put a smile on, everything changes, I feel my face light up, not just my face but my whole-body lights up. My feelings, my mood, whatever it is, the heaviness lifts out of me and everything changes.
The thing with a smile is that you cannot have a smile on your face and feel angry or sad…just like you cannot have a frown and feel happy.
Today give yourself the gift of a smile. Walk out your front door with a smile on your face, drive your car with a smile on, walk into your work with a smile on. Text with a smile on your face. If you have an appointment, bring that smile with you. Exercise with a smile on. Have your coffee with a smile on. Talk on the phone with a smile on, the energy of your smile will come through and the other person will feel it. Whatever you do today – keep a smile on.
A smile is also contagious, rarely do I look at someone that I pass by in the street, or the supermarket, wherever I may be, with a smile on my face and they don’t smile back. And the thing about a smile is that you may have greatly affected that person, it may have been just what they needed in that moment, that small bit of a smile that made them feel love and transformed their day.
Try it out, just for today, put a smile on your face and leave it there. Let yourself feel the happy – smile.
COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2019