Authentic Living, Awareness, Emotions, Happiness, Mindfulness, Positive Choices, Positive Living

A Smile Is Contagious

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“Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.” ~Paramahansa Yogananda

I’m a habitual smiler. I’ve always been. As a child. A teen. A young adult. It’s just me.

The thing is, smiling has always felt good.

It raises good feelings within me. I feel lighter. I feel like everything is fine, and in that moment, all is fine. Now, to some, that singular moment may not be enough. But you see, that moment leads to another moment which leads to another moment, and then another moment. And here’s the sweet deal. Life is just a series of moments threaded together. So, begin with one smile and feel light for one moment. Then do it again. Do it over and over again. All day, every day.

In fact, my smile is one of my best habits. I smile at whoever I pass when I’m out and about. On my evening walk. In the car. To fellow customers. To the check-out clerk. Waiting in a waiting room or any type of line.

As you begin this practice, take note of your feelings throughout the day. Interactions with your loved ones, co-workers, neighbors. Smile more when you’re with them and notice how the interaction is after that. Notice how good the moment with them feels for both of you as you interact. This type of interaction strengthens your love, your bond and boosts your enjoyment. Experiencing more joys during the day compounds your sense that life is good and helps fortify your intention to be the creator of more moments of lightness.

Smiling is a gift that benefits everyone. It lifts the recipient and it lifts the giver. Spread around the good vibes. Try it when you’re out in public. Gift a complete stranger with your smile as you pass. A genuine smile and see how they respond. It costs nothing and gives so much more!

Keep it Simple,
Just Teri


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