“Smile, it’s free therapy.”
Next week you can go back to being resentful, anxious, and angry. Today, just smile. Even if you can only think of one thing to smile about (Ron Burgundy, anyone?), work on that smile all day today.
Here are some other prompts:
—the sound of your kid laughing
—the memory of the best kiss you ever had
—the joy you felt watching your fiancé say “yes!”
—the sheer fun of “Stranger Things”
—the smell of fried (not roasted!) turkey
—the knowledge that you only have to see these family members once all year
Use anything to smile today. I bet you’ll feel better.
Peace begins with pause,