The best medicine for healing the emotional
and spiritual “insult” of our current pandemic
When I smile, I activate my internal healing system.
I know that the most powerful healing generator is right within me.
Medications, potions, exercise, stress reduction, healthy relationships are all factors in the equation for healing, but the glue that holds it all together is faith, and my smile confirms my bedrock faith.
Jesus always told the people whom he healed that it was their faith that healed them. I believe that Jesus smiled when he said those words.
Carrying a smile with me on my journey stimulates all the mechanisms for healing in me: my immune system, indeed all the systems of my body, my centered personality, my beliefs, attitudes and values, and much more.
In short, my smile pulls me toward that most valued gift from God… the gift of faith, the ultimate healing power there is.
No matter how grouchy you’re feeling,
you’ll find the smile more or less healing.
It grows in a wreath
all around the front teeth –
thus preserving the face from congealing.
From The Power of Smiling: Using Positive Psychology For Optimal Health & Healing by Richard P. Johnson, PhD