The best medicine for healing the emotional
and spiritual “insult” of our current pandemic
When I smile, I immediately feel better.
Like you, I always seek to feel good. I want to feel “up” and energetic, sharp and “with it,” and positive and useful.
Smiling seems to put a shine on my day, a hop in my step, and an inspiration in my heart.
Feelings are the emotional “facts” of the moment, and a smile focuses on the most vitalizing emotional facts that are present in any situation if you look hard enough.
Smiling doesn’t mean that I’m a fraud, that I’m a Pollyanna – always needing to see only the good things and only allowing positive feelings in.
Smiling energizes me so that I don’t overlook those fantastic flashes of true reality, those intangible facets of the Presence of the Divine that elevate me and bring me home.
A smile helps me begin to understand the magnificence of wholeness in reality… and wholeness feels good!
The shortest distance between two people
is a smile.
From The Power of Smiling: Using Positive Psychology For Optimal Health & Healing by Richard P. Johnson, PhD