I once read that by making yourself smile and/or laugh you actually lift your mood. Whether it’s a genuine, real smile or a completely forced one, it doesn’t matter. Whenever you smile it sends a message to your brain that says, “Hey! I’m smiling, there must be something good going on. Let’s party!” Plus, it often makes you feel a little silly which normally causes you to laugh…at yourself! 🙂
I’m Buddhist and I love watching videos of the Dalai Lama, whether it’s an interview, or just a biography type documentary. He is always smiling and laughing, and while watching the video I often find myself smiling as well. His happiness just radiates and it’s incredibly contagious! Don’t believe me, just click HERE! You can also click HERE to check out a hilarious video of babies laughing! There’s just something about watching people laugh that just cracks me up. It’s also very rewarding to make someone else laugh. I often tell little corny jokes throughout the day in order to brighten someones day, and it’s so much fun.
It seems I’m always challenging people to do something that makes their lives just a little bit happier so here you go: I challenge you to find something to laugh about or smile about every day, preferably several times during the day. Try smiling at someone in order to pass that smile onto them, which will inevitably move onto someone else. You never know what someone is going through, and maybe they need a smile. They are incredible gifts that are free to give so feel free to give as many away as possible! You will definitely make someones day just a little bit better.