Of the many blogs posted thus far, Peace Begins with a Smile has been the most popular. Numerous people have spoken to me regarding it. In addition, as I’ve been smiling more in my life, I’ve been exquisitely pleased with the responses of others. Of note is when I go to the gym and check in—the people working behind the desk more and more greet me with a smile. And, of course, I smile back!
Another example involves unsolicited phone calls, which can sometimes cause frustration and aggravation. I now respond, “Although I’m not interested in your product, my wish is that you have a smiley rest of the day.” Invariably, I can tell the person is smiling as they remark back to me the same or, “Have a nice day!”
As a reminder, the benefits of smiling include:
It has been some weeks since posting the first smiley blog with the information of such profound health benefits from smiling. Curiosity has the best of me, and I would like to know if and how you, dear reader, have experimented with this phenomenon. Also, if you're willing, take a moment to go inside and explore what it is that makes you smile right now. See if you can hold that image or memory (or whatever it is) in your heart. Notice any shifts in your body and whole being when that smile arises. Remember you can return to this feeling whenever you want, while being aware of the benefits of smiling. With a smile on my face, all comments will be much appreciated!!