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You Might As Well Smile

November 27, 2012

by V.V. Denman | @vvdenman


For the past year, I’ve been working on a new habit: smiling.

I’ve always been a glass-is-half-empty kind of person, and since I’m quiet, that leaves me with extra time to think negative thoughts.  Come to find out, it’s impossible to think negative thoughts while smiling.

I mean really smiling. Not just lifting the corners of my mouth. I’m still surprised how good it makes me feel.

This change was brought on by Dr. Caroline Leaf‘s book entitled, Who Switched Off My Brain? Controlling Toxic Thoughts and Emotions.

The simple act of smiling has transformed my thought process, so I challenge you to think happy thoughts.

It’s easy. Just smile.

A cheerful look brings joy to the heart; good news makes for good health.

Proverbs 15:30 NLT

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Photo Credits: Wikimedia, Otter – Sstasi, Squirrel – Kathy, Lab – Joseph Reicherts, Pug – Ginny, Chimp – Frans de Waal, Camel – Trisha Shears

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. annemateer permalink
    November 27, 2012 6:59 am

    A good reminder for me, too! Thanks, friend!

  2. Chaundel permalink
    November 27, 2012 8:51 am

    This made me smile – literally!!

  3. Anonymous permalink
    November 27, 2012 12:24 pm

    I never would have guessed you were a half empty kinda woman. You are always smiling when I think of you!

  4. November 28, 2012 12:05 am

    I smile because I published my mini novel or novelette “The Godsend” and you, my friend were instrumental in putting me on that path! Thank you, V.V.!
    Awww shucks you have made me smile with your writing and comments since day one. :D

  5. Melissa Crytzer Fry permalink
    November 28, 2012 11:36 am

    GREAT reminder… Smiling DOES change your entire outlook/relax your body, spirit, mood!

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