Wear Your Happy, Part #5 – 31 Days of Happy

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The other day I ran into a woman who I know suffers from medical conditions, including depression.  I greeted her with a hug and asked, “How are you today?”

I didn’t expect the generic “Fine.  And how are you?” response; however, she surprised me by saying, “I’m good.  It’s a good day today.”

I looked into her eyes and said, “Well, where’s your smile?”

Her hands automatically flew to her cheeks.  “Oh, I sometimes forget that I can smile.”

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Every morning we get up and put on our deodorant, lotions, perfumes, undergarments, work clothes, play clothes, dress clothes, and maybe a hat.  Do we forget to put on our smile?

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If you’re happy inside, let it show on the outside!

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10 thoughts on “Wear Your Happy, Part #5 – 31 Days of Happy

  1. melanie

    YES!!! Love this! One time when I went to the doctor, the nurse recognized me, and said “I remember your big smile”. I was honestly SHOCKED, but it was a great reminder to always try to smile. Someone is watching! 🙂

    I blog at “Only a Breath” and would love for you to stop by if you have time! I’m writing about “31 Days to Love Your Neighbor”. It has been a very interesting journey to say the least! 🙂

    Have a great day!
    Melanie

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  2. laura

    oh! I just remembered this. Did you ever watch Ally McBeal on tv? There was a character whose therapist told him to smile when he was stressed/upset and the physical act alone would make him feel better…it made for some really funny moments and great fake smiles on the show

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  3. laura

    this made me smile.
    It’s funny, but my (and most people’s) ‘resting face’ is somewhat negative looking. I try to remember to always keep a smile on my lips and in my eyes. Thanks for the reminder!

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  4. Colline

    Smiling is such an important part of our day: it makes it more positive.
    I love the little notice giving away smiles – what a great idea 🙂

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