S M I L E
I Bet it will make you feel better—
L I T E R A L L Y
When I attended the World Laughter Tour two day workshop to become a
C E R T I F I E D L A U G H T E R L E A D E R
a year ago February,
Our All-Around Funny Man Guru,
gave us a small but powerful lesson
without saying a word. . .
why don’t you do what he suggested we do,
that’s right. . .
Get a Straw
Get a Pencil
Get a Pen
put it sideways into the your mouth
(I ILLUSTRATED IT ABOVE)
and W A H L–L A
Well you are after all a
C H E M I S T R Y S E T
You just began a huge chemical reaction in your brain that:
“stimulates our brain’s reward mechanisms in a way that even chocolate, a well-regarded pleasure-inducer, cannot match. . .”
. . .And look, Mom,
Hey, Sports fans,
Smiling just doesn’t help you on the inside,
it also works to your advantage from the outside.
A study from Penn State University found that people who smile appear
to be more likable,
and even more competent. . .
and oh yeah. . .
Smiling actually changes your brain.
When you smile, your brain is actually aware of the activity
and keeps track of it;
Shaun Anchor, in his book,
“THE HAPPINESS ADVANTAGE”
s h a r e s:
“. . .if you smile often enough, you end up rewiring your brain to make positive patterns more often than it does negative ones. . . .”
Sondra Barrett claims in her book,
“SECRETS OF YOUR CELLS”
“. . .that when you let go of tension–an outcome that can be achieved through smiling–your cells let go of their rigidness. . .and this could end up saving your life; there have been cases where cancer patients go into remission after letting go of a big stress factor. . . .”
S C I E N T I F I C A L L Y
is a great thing for your life.
It costs nothing
and here’s the
knock you to your knees
let the funk run out
best fact of all:
Y O U C A N F A K E I T !
Don’t feel like smijling
stick a pencil
stick a pen
stick a crayon
stick a straw
sideways in your mouth and keep there for a minute
while you’re charting
while you’re reading
while you’re sitting in a traffic jam or a red-light
while you’re standing in line in the 10 or less aisle at the grocery store with a person who has a cart and a half full of goods in front of you that’ll be paying with a check and forgot their license ID in the car. . .
T E S T I T
THE SCIENCE IS THE SCIENCE
Make no mistake about it
there’s plenty of straws you’ll find
that’ll break the camel’s back
but there’s quite a few
that’ll make the overly frowning World
Here’s to making the Universe Smile
one straw at a time
or in the worst case scenario
Y O U
giving up one of your
S M I L E S
because you know the ultimate secret:
THERE’S PLENTY OF MORE WHERE THAT ONE CAME FROM
Holy Grins for Wins, Batman