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When I smile I’m more forgiving.
To err is human, but to forgive truly is divine.
When I forgive, I rise above the merely human part of me and touch the divine in me.
Smiling helps me not only remember that forgiveness of others, and of myself, is always an option; but in addition, smiling actually helps me to move from a mere my intention to forgive all the way to the action of forgiving.
Smiling helps me overcome the many blocks that I can put in the way of forgiving.
Smiling allows me to break through my prejudices and offer my total “amen” to the person I forgive.
Smiling gets me past my distorted need for personal recompense.
Smiling straightens my irrational thinking that things like this simply shouldn’t happen at all.
Every time you smile at someone,
it is an action of love, a gift to that person,
a beautiful thing.
From The Power of Smiling: Using Positive Psychology For Optimal Health & Healing by Richard P. Johnson, PhD