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Smiling Can Make You Feel Better

Just smiling goes a long way toward making you feel better about life.
And when you feel better about life, your life is better.
– Art Linkletter

Smile and the world smiles with you.
– Anonymous

First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen?
Then prepare to accept it.
Then proceed to improve on the worst.
– Dale Carnegie

Peace begins with a smile.
– Mother Teresa

Always do the best you can,
and everything else will take care of itself.
Focus your energies on doing what you can
rather than worrying about what you can’t.
– Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A smile that begins as an effort and a pretense quickly grows to become genuine,
and given time, a habit of happiness. In the words of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.

Inner Smile Exercise:
1. Breath slowly, deeply, and consciously.
2. Close your eyes and set the corners of your mouth in just the slightest smile.
3. Visualize your smile growing larger and larger, and your happiness increasing.

Today’s affirmation:
Every day in every way I am getting better and better.
– Émile Coué

Further reading: Beyond Your Worries

Ten Little Tips to Feel Happier Right Now

No Regrets
   


Copyright © by Jonathan Lockwood Huie. First published on my Daily Inspirational Quotes blog. Also see Inspirational Quotes.

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