I loved today's so I though I would share!
October 12, 2011
I smiled on them when they had no confidence, and their depression did not cast down the light of my countenance. I chose their way [for them] and sat as [their] chief, and dwelt like a king among his soldiers, like one who comforts mourners.
It only takes seventeen muscles to smile, but forty-three to frown. In other words, you work a whole lot harder looking sour than looking happy! So make it a point to smile more. Smile a lot. The more you smile, the better you will feel. Your smile not only makes you appear and feel more confident, it gives others confidence. They feel approved of and accepted when we smile at them. We actually say more with our body language than we do with words. I can often tell if a person is confident just by the way they carry themselves and by the look on their face. Some people always look unsure and even frightened, while others appear confident and at ease.
You may think that you cannot do anything about the way you look, but you can. I started out as a person who rarely smiled. I had a perpetual solemn look. I had lost hope; I had a negative attitude; I was fearful, and it showed on my face and in the way I carried myself. I started making changes by just smiling. Now I smile a lot.
Make it a point to smile several times a day and see how it changes how you feel.
Lord, whether I feel like it or not, I will smile today and bring cheer to those I meet. I will rejoice and be glad. Amen.
DON'T FORGET YOUR SMILE TODAY!