The best medicine for healing the emotional
and spiritual “insult” of our current pandemic
When I smile, I’m more resilient.
Smiling helps me use the traits, skills, and abilities necessary to bounce back from disruptive change.
Smiling aids me in developing a new set of survivor skills that allow me to thrive under the chaos of constant change.
Smiling assists me in honoring my most effective global characteristic that distinguishes between the me who stands up straight to the rigors of life, and the me who simply avoids, submits, becomes depressed, and/or throws his hands up in exasperation.
Smiling helps me revel in change and become even better than what I was before.
Smiling prevents me from gradually unraveling under the stress that life throws my way.
Smiling helps me derive meaning from adversity and use my God-given resources, both internal and external, to foster continuing growth.
A friendly look, a kindly smile,
one good act, and life’s worthwhile.
From The Power of Smiling: Using Positive Psychology For Optimal Health & Healing by Richard P. Johnson, PhD