As a result of the Post Concussion Syndrome I needed to return to my doctor’s surgery, and the waiting room was rather full. As the chair next to me became free, a young chap sat in it and the first thing I noticed was how lovely he was smiling. Shortly afterwards he apologised to me for smiling at me when he didn’t know me, I replied it was lovely and added if more of us smiled more often what a friendlier place it would be, smiles after all are contagious. Just prior to this, apart from the classical music in the background, the waiting room had been silent yet as we spoke a lady close to us joined in and shortly afterwards another lady too. Then when someone I knew entered the room a different lady offered to exchange seats so we could chat to one another, yet a conversation continued around us, all because of a smile.
I came away from the doctors with this still in mind, so much so I discussed it and I’ve written this; so why don’t we all for the next week at least put it into practice, and see how we feel. I would be shocked if anyone said they didn’t feel better and lifted themselves by this simple, effortless and free action. Think also while you are smiling it takes fewer muscles to smile than it does to frown and therefore we are creating fewer wrinkles at the same time! Win, win don’t you agree?
So, are you going to smile with me and see how we get on?
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