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Do This Everyday – At Least Once A Day

August 1, 2013

Feeling depressed, anxious, angry, lonely, low energy, and more?  Well now there is and there always has been a prescription to cure all of that.  It is called smiling and laughing.  Smiling and laughing are the best medicines to keep you going.  It begins with and/or creates a positive attitude.  It also creates a healthy physiological response.  An additional benefit, is that when you smile and laugh, you make others smile and laugh.  Side effects may include: more friends, reversal of frown wrinkles, a busier social calendar, a need to get your teeth whitened, a need to buy more clothes…….

Smiling and laughing is and includes the ability to laugh at yourself and the circumstances you are in, self-imposed or otherwise.  Whenever you are feeling any of the symptoms described above, try the following:

1)laugh at something about yourself

2)watch or listen to a comedy or comedian

3) say cheese

Much has been discussed and written about the Jewish sense of humor.  It is often noted that there have been so many Jewish comedians over the years, long before Jerry Seinfeld.  People always wonder how is it that after thousands of years of persecution, expulsions, pogroms, the Holocaust, etc., that Jews can still laugh and be funny.  The Jewish sense of humor is both self and situational deprecating.  The ability to laugh is both a survival mechanism and less discussed, it is a testament to our faith that teaches us to have faith that things will get better.  Smile and it will.

“Laughter prevents hardening of the attitudes.” – Dunc Muncy

“Smile – it’s the second best thing you can do with your lips.” – Don Ward

“It takes 17 muscles to smile, and 47 muscles to frown. Conserve energy.” – unknown

“A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.” – Phyliss Diller

“As long as you can laugh at yourself you will never cease to be amused.” – Unknown

“Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.” – Yakov Smirnoff

 “If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it.” – Andy Rooney

Watch this video and Smile

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Wayne permalink
    August 1, 2013 7:23 am

    Fred are you using this in your spin classes? It gave me a smile.

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