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A Good Dose of Smiles

faith laughter Apr 30, 2020

On Tuesday I hit a wall.

It was really the first time since the beginning of the safe-at-home order that I felt lethargic. I was scheduled to write this post and I was totally uninspired.

Have you been there? What did you do?

Writing a post every other Tuesday was a self-disciplined calendar item for me, but that day it felt more self-imposed than a healthy structure.

So, I gave myself grace and concentrated instead on releasing expectations and doing things I love that bring laughter to my heart and restoration to my soul. It was just what the "doctor" ordered!

A joyful, cheerful heart brings healing to both body and soul. But the one whose heart is crushed struggles with sickness and depression.

Proverbs 17:22 TPT

Here are 5 things I do that bring a good dose of smiles to my heart. I know they will work for you too!

  1. Listen to children play. The laughter and imagination of children is heartwarming and invigorating. Find some children somewhere, somehow, and then watch and listen.
  2. Dig in the dirt. Even if you don't garden, plant at least one pot of your favorite flower or vegetable.
  3. Read a fictional book. Skip the "how-to" books (for just a little while) and let your favorite author take you away to different places and times.
  4. Take a power nap. It is amazing what 20 minutes can do to refresh your body and brighten your heart.
  5. Watch a movie or video that makes you giggle, snort, and belly laugh. I found this one on Facebook titled The End of Every Zoom Meeting. Enjoy!

Sometimes it's hard to say goodbye - with Laurel and Hardy.

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Have a smile-filled day!

Today, let's begin something together!

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