Sunday, February 23, 2020

A Simple Ancient Hack

A    L    O    H    A  !

Sometimes your joy is
 the source of your smile, but 
sometimes your smile can be 
the source of your joy.
               Thich Nhat Hanh

 A smile remains the most inexpensive gift 
you can bestow on anyone and 
yet its powers can vanquish kingdoms.
      Og Mandino

Smiling is definitely one of 
the best beauty remedies.
 If you have a good sense of humor and 
a good approach to life, that’s beautiful.
              Rashida Jones

Because of your smile, 
you make life more beautiful.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Share your smile with the world. 
It’s a symbol of friendship and peace.
Christie Brinkley

Love You,

make us feel happy.

It's really that simple.

They are released 
when you smile, 
triggered by the movements 
of facial muscles. 

This makes us feel happy, and
measurably lowers stress. 

Even a "fake" smile (or laugh!) 
triggers our brain in this way. 

Tell your brain
that you are happy
and it also believes that!

Why not trick yourself 
to your own benefit, 
mentally AND physically?

It will not be only
to your own benefit
I promise! 

When you smile
people treat you
This is proven.

It is a gift 
you give to others
and to yourself.

Life responds to
the generous.

Thank YOU
For sharing here!
                  Fondly, cloudia


Elephant's Child said...

Rainbows will always fill me with joy.
Many thanks.

Teresa said...

Thanks for the tip on how to be happy :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I couldn't agree more Cloudia, smiling right now 😊 Beautiful Hawaiian rainbows 🌈

John A Hill said...

Thank you for the smiles!

Sandi said...

Wise words from Thich Nhat Hanh!

William Kendall said...

Glorious rainbows!

Cloudia said...

Thanks friends

Kay said...

I agree with you about people treating you differently if you smile. Most of the time, they smile back. I’m sending you a smile, Cloudia.

Mike said...

I was reading my way down the post thinking exactly what you said in the last part.

RedPat said...

I have a big smile! ;-))

Cloudia said...

Kay, Mike, Pat! Love your remarks

21 Wits said...

Lovely wisdom, and my eyes are filled with joy and I'm smiling your way too! Aloha. Hugs.