Happiness is grandchildren. Grandchildren are a delicate mix of the past and the future. Renee and I have spent the last few days with ours and I have to tell you, they are addicting.
Children can turn something as simple as the tube your paper towels were wrapped on into a wondrous invention; first a sword, next a telescope, then a musical instrument playing a loud tune. Why can’t adults entertain themselves, finding entertaining uses for yesterday’s garbage?
During this holiday season, millions of people spend billions of dollars searching for the perfect gift. Unlike my grandchildren with their cardboard tube, most will be unhappy with the expensive scarf, electronic marvel, or box of candy. The day after Christmas will be spent standing in long lines returning unappreciated items.
Kids smile often, adults don’t. Why? We are so busy accumulating the financial wherewithal to buy gifts that often we have no time to smile. This weekend, I’m studying the art of smiling from my gurus of smiles, Jackson and Hannah! I highly recommend that all of my readers take the time to find a kid and take a lesson in smiling.
This holiday season give the gift that keeps on giving. Give someone a smile! It doesn’t have to cost more than investing a little time in cultivating your own smile. Giving someone a smile may only involve a hug or kiss. It may be as simple to accomplish as giving up a close in parking space to an elder or holding the door open entering the mall.
A healthy smile is a potent medicinal, capable of curing many ills. Be happy, be Wellthy and smile as much as you can. Smiles are a medically sanctioned addiction. Addict as many people as you can!
Posted by LiveWellthy.org at 12/12/2011 6:14 AM