The best medicine for healing the emotional
and spiritual “insult” of our current pandemic
When I smile, I can better see the goodness in others.
God’s goodness is everywhere, yet it’s very hard for me to see it consistently.
My smile reminds me to look closer at myself, at others, the world, and God, with the more understanding and forgiving eyes of Christ.
Smiling helps me look past the faults, the imperfections, the contradictions, and the frustrations that are so prevalent in the world, and in myself, and instead view a different reality just beyond the over-abundant brokenness of this plane.
My smile stimulates me to put on new eyes so I can see the truth, beauty, and goodness in everyone, regardless of how deep I need to look.
Smiling allows me to be fully present in this material plane and yet simultaneously present on the intangible plane as well.
Today, give a stranger one of your smiles;
it might be the only sunshine he sees all day.
H. Jackson Brown
From The Power of Smiling: Using Positive Psychology For Optimal Health & Healing by Richard P. Johnson, PhD