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Genuine Smiles Heal

Posted on Monday, July 22, 2013 in Uncategorized

smile_6When I was a student I loved the sciences. I loved conducting experiments.

One day I decided to intentionally carry a smile on my face. I smiled at everyone I saw. I tried to present a sincerely positive affect.

What did I experience?

As I smiled, genuinely smiled, I noticed others. I found myself caring about the people I saw. My affect began to change for the better.

While some looked at me oddly and others looked away in disinterest or disdain, most people acknowledged me.

Some guys nodded approval, some children shyly smiled back, and many people smiled back. Some even smiled back beamingly.

An ancient proverb declares, “A cheerful look brings joy to the heart; good news makes for good health.” 1

That day, and the many days that followed when I presented a “cheerful look” people perked up.

Try it for a day.

Post your results.

1 – Proverbs 15:30, NLT

Bring on the comments

  1. Ha, I accept the challenge!

  2. Love it!

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