It is proven that smiling helps with a lot of things. It can help relieve stress and enhance our mood. It boosts the immune system, lowers blood pressure, releases endorphins and helps you stay positive and good looking. Smiling is also contagious. If someone looks frustrated or is not acting very friendly, the odds are their attitude will change when you smile at them. What you give, you receive. Also things feel so much better when you smile, even the things that normally take effort. For me, running with a clenched face results in such a different workout experience than running with a smile. It will set you in the mood and bring you in a flow, you will be able to see beauty around you, even in bad weather conditions.
Connect, be aware of your expression. Now shift into a smile, deepen your breathe and observe. How do you feel, how do things appear?
Practice smiling everyday. It will help you through bad days and it will make the good ones even better.
With love from the Happy Earth Kitchen.