The Gift of a Smile

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This morning I was thinking about how grateful I am every time I see a family or friend smile.

Smiling is the barometer of our inner happiness. Now we all have seen the plastic “I’m only doing this because I have to” smiles that hang on faces like a bad Halloween mask. How do those make you feel? Not so good right?

It’s just a fact that you just can’t fake the warmth that a genuine smile brings.

 Is it easy to smile every day? Hell no. Sometimes it’s easier to put on the bad Halloween mask of a fake smile and hope for the best. But if you can see and feel that smile mask when others wear it – they can see yours too.

Today I decided to give my self a gift. . . I wrote down a few things that make me smile to keep with me. The idea is that when I want to smile the least – I can look at this piece of paper and bring my focus back to a more positive place – one of gratitude and true inner happiness.

Now is smiling going to solve the worlds problems? Probably not, but it sure would be nice if more people gave it a try.

Here is a great list of why we all should be smiling more! : Top 10 Reasons to Smile
 

What makes you smile?

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