We've all watched those commercials or videos where the kids are laughing uncontrollably. Don't we all join in or at least give a smile? Have you ever been out somewhere and someone starts to laugh and you find yourself joining in?
I've adopted a new policy that when something gets me down or I'm being confronted with a situation that I don't like, I smile. Sometimes it almost hurts to smile as I am so mad, but I do it anyway. Amazingly, it seems to change the whole situation for me..the tone of my voice changes and more importantly, the person I'm speaking with or typing to, changes their tone as well. Researchers say that laughing or smiling increases endorphins, the body's natural pain killers. It lowers blood pressure, reduces stress, and improves ones sense of well-being. Now who couldn't use a little of those in our lives and guess what? You don't need a pill to get those...you just have to smile.
When was the last time you had a really good belly laugh? Trust me...give a smile or laugh today and see how much better everything seems!