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Things that make me smile besides FOOD!

Monday, April 15, 2013

There are so many things that make me smile. It will be difficult to list them all. Sometimes I just have to think about them and I am able to smile. So here it goes.

-Spending time with my husband and daughters
-Spending time with friends
-Being outside on a crisp sunny day
-Talking with my siblings
-Doing something to help someone
-Listening to good music
-Memories associated with good music
-Hitting the road for a trip
-Cooking for others: I know that is food but it is for others.
-Experiencing new activities
-Reading a good book
-Crossing something off of my to do list
-Following through with something I said I would do
-A good story
-Realizing my quirks
-Holding hands with my DH
-Watching children be children
-Hugs and more hugs
-A good walk outside with my walking buddy.
-Going on an adventure
-Flowers
-Painting
-Beautiful artwork
-Beautiful gardens
-Creating something

I know there are many more. These are just a few things but I don't want to bore you with my list. Think of your own list. These things help me be a positive person and lift me up when I am down.

Here are some benefits from smiling from http://longevity.about.com/od/
lifelongbeauty/tp/smiling.htm :
1. Smiling makes us attractive
2. Smiling changes our mood
3. Smiling is contagious
4. Smiling relieves stress
5. Smiling boosts your immune system
6. Smiling lowers your blood pressure
7. Smiling releases endorphins, natural pain killers, and serotonin
8. Smiling lifts the face and makes you look younger
9. Smiling makes you seem successful
10. Smiling helps you stay positive

It is worth the effort. Try it.
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  • DAWNSJOURNEY
    Wonderful blog.. thanks for giving us reasons to smile.. Thanks for reading and commenting on my Dancing Queen video.. I just thought it was a fun thing to share. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. emoticon
    2595 days ago
  • JUJUFRANCE
    Excellent - counting the blessings and not focusing on the challenge.
    2600 days ago
  • no profile photo CD9158534
    Good thought. I'll carry it with me through the day. Thank you. Really. emoticon

    (Do you think it burns calories? ) emoticon
    2600 days ago
  • FELINEBETTER
    Even reading about smiling makes me smile! emoticon

    Thanks for the goodie! "You really shouldn't have..." but I'm glad you did! hehehe
    2600 days ago
  • no profile photo CD11644241
    lots of great reasons to keep smiling
    2600 days ago
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