Three Reasons to Smile:
1. You Woke Up.
Oh, gee, that sounds so ... obvious. That's because it is! Sometimes it's the simple things right in front of our face that we fail to realize. According to the US Census Bureau there is one death every 13 seconds. If you ask me that's 1) a lot, and 2) reason to have a mini-party every 13 seconds we're alive!
2. Today is the First Day of the Rest of Your Life
It can be very endearing to celebrate special occasions with festivities, treats, and even presents. But what if we lived every day that way? My husband shared with me his mentality that "every day is a celebration" and since meeting him I've found joy in simple things. He doesn't necessarily stop and pose for photographs to enjoy as memories later, but instead enjoys the moments while they are occurring. (What an idea!) If more of us did this we would find reason over and over again to rejoice in our every day.
3. It Could Always be Worse
When someone cuts me off in traffic or makes a rude remark about my family or myself, it can be difficult to hold my tongue, and even more so to muster a smile. So I made up a little game that I play inside my head whenever someone starts to get the best of me. I tell myself all of the reasons why that person might be having a less-than-perfect day. Then, instead of feeling crass I can feel sympathy, or maybe even empathy, and let the comment or gesture roll off me easier. An example is this "maybe that man just came from the Doctor where he learned some life-changing news", or "maybe that woman is driving so
And in case that wasn't enough motivation,
here are my three favorite reasons to smile, cheesin' it up just for you: