The best medicine for healing the emotional
and spiritual “insult” of our current pandemic
When I smile, I find joy in living.
Jesus reminded us to be of good cheer, indeed to celebrate the richness of life in all its variegations.
While there is desolation in life, there is always the consolation of Christ.
Smiling signals me to remember the joy of living in Christ. It reminds me to surmount the dejection that can sometimes visit me.
Smiling moves me to reject the over-stimulation of the distractions of the world that masquerade as meaning but offer no joy.
Smiling helps me express happiness of heart; it activates my spiritual life force of universal love and offers me healing.
Smiling allows me a jubilant knowing that I am the recipient of God’s consoling, healing, and powerful grace.
Smiling lets me luxuriate in being “wonder filled” by God.
A laugh is a smile that bursts.
Mary H. Waldrip
From The Power of Smiling: Using Positive Psychology For Optimal Health & Healing by Richard P. Johnson, PhD