I admit it. Even though I consider myself a very happy person, you might not know it if you met me on the street. I sometimes frown when lost in thought, even about something good, and often I look bored for no apparent reason. Yet I am very satisfied with my life overall and know that I am learning and growing every day. I feel content, and laugh easily at funny commercials, my pet’s antics or even at myself when I trip over my own feet.
So why didn’t my face know I was happy? This is one of the few things that still bothers me. If I don’t look happy, how will people know I’m happy? In the past I have practiced smiling, and it’s true, if you smile for no reason at all you will feel happier. By smiling your brain receives messages from you muscles that say “Hey, this is a response to something good, so something good must be happening.” (I’m smiling right now as I write this – I can’t help it, thinking of myself with a frowning face is too funny.)
I mention this because I think people I talk to about happiness (friends and family) might not believe me when I say I am very happy inside because of what I look like on the outside. Hopefully through this new blog, all of you lovely people out there will get to know me through my writing – and none of you can see my face. So let’s see what all of you think. Feel free to share your stories of happiness with me, and when you do I’ll assume you’re smiling too. :0)