Oct 9, 2012

Happiness Shows

"You look your most attractive when you're happy and rejuvenated, like you just had a run or a great giggle." Cindy Joseph, makeup artist

Another reason to laugh!  Laughter is good exercise - toning the abdominal muscles; it is a great stress reliever, and it makes us look good.  Who needs any more reason to laugh?  There may be a genetic or biological component to happiness, but this I know:  there is also a choice factor.  We can choose where to place our focus:  whether we are talking about thoughts, conversations, or what we notice in the world.  When St. Paul said in Romans 12:2, "Do not conform yourself to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind," he may be telling us to not succumb to the herd-mentality of negativity, but to focus on transforming our mind.  It is a worthy endeavor to transform our minds from any negativity or incorrect, self-defeating beliefs, to thoughts and beliefs that support the good for us and for all others.  I have noticed that people who look upon others with gentle eyes, rather than harsh and critical eyes, are more attractive and are happier.  What could you choose to be happy about today?  I am happy to see the sun, the exquisite blue sky, and the trees ablaze with color. 

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