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When I smile, I’m more “in charge” of myself.
When I walk without my smile, I defensively give the direction for my life over to others.
Smiling offers me a hardy reliability and a steadfast self-agency so that I can act on my own and not forfeit my true self to people or forces outside myself.
Smiling gives me a renewed faith in myself as a competent person. Smiling lets me jettison that which tends to stop me, and take on that which tends to propel me.
Smiling helps me capture that I am a whole person fully capable of executing even challenging tasks with a smooth and yet decisive hand.
On the soul level, smiling reassures me that I am credible, strong, and courageous.
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
From The Power of Smiling: Using Positive Psychology For Optimal Health & Healing by Richard P. Johnson, PhD