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When You’re Smiling…….*

January 19, 2023

Feeling depressed, anxious, angry, lonely, low energy, …..?  Well now there is and there always has been a prescription to cure all of that.  It may not cure the root cause, but it will change your mindset, which will allow you to move forward.  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 several healthy physiological responses.  An additional benefit, is that when you smile and laugh, you make others smile and laugh, which helps others.

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 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: laugh at something about yourself, watch or listen to a comedy or comedian, even forcing a Smile helps

So Now Sing Along With Me

When you’re smilin’, when you’re smilin’The whole world smiles with youWhen you’re laughin’, when you’re laughin’The sun comes shinin’ through

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 situationally 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

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

“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

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

Watch this video and Smile

Most Important

Always Laugh At My Jokes

I hope this post put a Smile on your face and I’ll be Smiling with you

Be Good Do Good Think Good Be Grateful Be Healthy Be A Light Smile

*A popular song written by Larry Shay, Mark Fisher and Joe Goodwin in 1928

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    February 2, 2023 10:12 am

    We would all be smiling more , laughing more and healthier if we were back in your class…
    -Anonymous

    • Fred Fox permalink*
      February 2, 2023 2:49 pm

      That’s a sweet comment so Thank You
      Actually I have been teaching my class Anonymously 😃

  2. Kirk permalink
    January 19, 2023 9:56 am

    This is a very helpful reminder and nudge I’m sure most of us appreciate. Keep smiling with us Fred😀🚴‍♂️🚴and ride safe!

    • Fred Fox permalink*
      January 19, 2023 1:26 pm

      I’m always smiling because I laugh at all my jokes😃
      Thanks Kirk

  3. Helen permalink
    January 19, 2023 8:02 am

    So Beautiful and so true right now I am smiling at you🤣

    • Fred Fox permalink*
      January 19, 2023 8:54 am

      Keep Smiling
      Thank You Helen

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