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Monday, July 20, 2015

Smile! Smile! Smile!

Smile! Smiling is a fantastic way to communicate with those around you as well as strengthen facial muscles. Smiling is a mood lifter – stand in front of a mirror and smile at yourself. When I do that, unless I’m very happy and just catch my reflection, I usually laugh.

Smile at the baby in the grocery cart line.

Smile at the older person standing next to you at the bank.

Smile at your neighbors as you walk or drive along.

Smile at your co-workers.

Smile at — well, you get the idea.

The one thing you can do each and every day no matter where you are is smile.

Warning: smiling can be contagious!

What brings a smile to your face?

Judith Ashley is the author of The Sacred Women’s Circle series, romantic fiction that honors spiritual paths that nurture the soul. The fifth book in the series, Hunter, is due out Summer 2015.

Learn more about The Sacred Women’s Circle series here.

Check out Judith's author page at Windtree Press.

Judith blogs at Romancing The Genres on the first Friday of each month.

6 comments:

Sarah Raplee said...

This seems so obvious, but it'samazing how many people seldom smile. I certainly did when I saw your photo of the cute smiling baby! Another thing that makes me smile is encounters with animals, especially pets - not just my own, but other people's pets on a walk, or in a store, or best of all, at the Dog Park - the Happiest Place on Earth!

Judith Ashley said...

One of my favorite things is to "flirt" with babies in the grocery store. When they smile or laugh, my day is a success. And, yes, I agree that most animals (not reptiles or squirrels) do bring about that same sense of calm, comfort and joy that babies do.

Diana McCollum said...

Lovely post, Judith! I love smiling at babies and little kids at restaurants and stores. It makes me feel really good when they smile back, and they always do. Smiling is a wonderful form of communication. Thanks for this post.

Judith Ashley said...

In some ways it is really amazing that such a simple act brings us so much joy! Keep smiling!!!

Kelli Berry said...

I know I am a tad bit late but she is BEAUTIFUL Grandmamma! (and she very much made me smile) Thank you for sharing this post. :)

Judith Ashley said...

Thanks for stopping by, Kelli. It isn't a problem to be a 'tab bit late'. Every comment is appreciated no matter when it arrives! Hard to believe she'll be 3 months old next Monday.