Yes…and again, yes!! I have worked to teach my children this lesson all their lives. They have oft resented my insisting they try (“just try,” I would beg) to smile as they got out of the car to go to school in the morning. Smiling will lighten your heart. You will feel better. But you have to first choose to smile. Fast forward 15 years and they have confirmed this tried and true technique and encouraged others around them to choose joy and happiness and optimism, choose to start with a smile and let the healing begin! Bless you for this post! Mary Adrienne
Don’t you love to be around cheerful people? You know – the kind of person who walks into a room and fills it with a certain light of gladness. The kind of person whose bright disposition chases away the dreariness of the day and lends an infusion of happiness to the room. The kind of person that inevitably makes you stop what you are doing and smile. There is nothing artificial about this person. The pure joy of his soul just bubbles to the surface and infects everyone around him. Cheerfulness is a natural for him!
I recently saw a TV interview with a man who had been cruelly blinded by a random act of violence. Pure delight with life made his face glow. His statement was this: “When I was blinded, I had a choice to make. I could be bitter, feel cheated, and bring misery into the lives…
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