Friday, July 15, 2016

Smile by Mark Anthony Given

Use your smile to change the world don't let the world change your smile.

           SMILE TO YOURSELF when nobody's around; just you, all alone,  a slight smile to yourself no one will ever see.  I read a scientific study in the Seventies that held that by just smiling, the arraignment of over one-hundred muscles releases a  drop of happy juice into your bloodstream, so I decided to try it.  I was hitchhiking across the country in 1977 and smiled at people like a lunatic, but after a while decided to tone it down and just smile to myself.  That inner secret just between me and myself nobody will ever know.....  
             AFTER A WHILE I began to force myself to just bust out laughing for no particular reason, to try an accelerate the process... and I still do.  Bust out a small laugh and then maintain the smile as long as possible.   Smiles are infectious;  people start smiling back at you, and you get an instant charge of happiness transmitted from Soul to Soul like secret knowledge passed between humans the first time they Kiss.... and Smile at the same time... 
             ABOUT three weeks, BAM!  I started bursting out of bed like a spring chicken hopping the fence out back with nobody around, and happiness was upon me like a coat of warm sunshine from the inside out...

 I had created my own Happiness!!! 

It Could Make You Happier
Making an emotional face—or suppressing one—influences your feelings
We smile because we are happy, and we frown because we are sad. But does the causal arrow point in the other direction, too? A spate of recent studies of botox recipients and others suggests that our emotions are reinforced—perhaps even driven—by their corresponding facial expressions.


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