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Smiling is love energy…

A smile can usually soften the edges of even the most hardened curmudgeon. It’s nearly impossible to not smile back. You start to feel the edges of your mouth twitching – maybe just a half smile. But then just like babies who mimic the facial features of their moms and dads, we’re hard-wired to respond. It’s the way we’ve learned what safety and love looks like.

I know some people who rarely smile. Sometimes its because they are self-conscious about making contact with strangers. Or they may feel insecure or distrusting of people they don’t know. But when you dig a little deeper, it’s generally because they don’t feel deserving of love. Because most times when you smile, you get a smile back. And if you don’t feel worthy, a smile is not something you search for.
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The Great Big Smile Experiment…

I have a challenge for you this week and it’s all about smiling. Here’s how it works:
  • Rule #1: You need to be the one to smile first.
  • Then keep track of every time you smile at someone and their reaction – chances are they’ll smile back.
  • Note how you feel each time you have this exchange of acknowledgement – the “I see you” of it all. How does it feel in your body?
  • Breathe it in.
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What makes you smile?

Here’s a great exercise for you today.

Make a list of the top 10 things that make you smile. And as you list each one, breathe in and smile. I guarantee by the end of the exercise your vibe will have been elevated. Look at it anytime you feel your energy getting depleted or your negative self-talk getting in the way. Look at it when you’re starting to complain about something or get frustrated by someone or something. It’s powerful medicine and way better for your health than a drink or a pill.

Here’s my top 10 for today:
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