SMILING THROUGH THE PANDEMIC

by Richard P. Johnson

The best medicine for healing the emotional
and spiritual “insult” of our current pandemic


Day Thirty-Three

When I smile, I am brought to prayerfulness.

As I walk the corridors and the pathways of my life today, my smile reminds me to be in communion with the divine power that pulsates within me always.

My smile helps me remember that the divine is closer to me than the air that I breathe.

Smiling saturates me in continual prayer, a state of being that I long to become my new way of working, my new way of living, and my new way of being.

Smiling lets me thrive in the trueness of me.

Smiling helps me to be totally active in my everyday tasks while at the same time immersed with and in the divine.

A smile is a powerful weapon;
you can even break ice with it.
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From The Power of Smiling: Using Positive Psychology For Optimal Health & Healing by Richard P. Johnson, PhD

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About the author

Dr. Johnson is nationally recognized for his pioneering work in Healing and Medical Behavioral Sciences. As Director of Behavioral Medicine at a large teaching medical center, Dr. Johnson was responsible for teaching medical interns and residents the “art” of medicine. He has taught hundreds of persons interested in healing. His fresh ideas and enthusiasm for the spiritual aspects of adult development and healing have inspired scores of maturing adults to follow their hearts and live more abundant lives. He is a dynamic, engaging, and compassionate teacher who delights in seeing his students grow personally and spiritually. He has written many articles and over 40 books all focused upon God’s expansive grace. Dr. Johnson is a devoted Catholic Christian; he and his wife Sandra live in St. Louis, they have three grown children and six grandchildren. Dr. Johnson holds a doctorate degree in clinical counseling from the University of Florida; he was also awarded an honorary doctorate from Holy Cross College, Notre Dame, Indiana in 2010.
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