Wednesday, January 4, 2012

It works! . . . .

I hope this doesn't sound corny.....

We all have grumpy days, right? I had a grumpy day yesterday. I can't even tell you why. I just woke up that way. I went to yoga, which was awesome as always, so I felt a bit better, but still wasn't feeling myself. After yoga, I hopped on my elliptical to get my cardio session in, turned on my favorite music, and (okay, here's the corny part), I reached as deep as I could and mustered up the biggest smile. My elliptical is surrounded by mirrors, so I looked in the mirror, and smiled. Not just a grin, but a huge, happy, ear-to-ear smile. The more I smiled the happier I got! I could feel my whole outlook changing. My self-inflicted misery disappeared! I ended up laughing at my grumpiness, asking myself...."what's your problem? Get over it!" What a difference it made in my entire outlook, and the rest of my day.  I apologize if that sounds corny, but it works. I really works!

......and it feels good too!

"Sometimes your joy is 
the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile 
can be the source of your joy."
-Thich Nhat Hanh


  1. You, grumpy? With your posts being so filled with upbeat, positive words and photos that are so inspiring and uplifting, I would never imagine you to have a down day! Thanks for sharing that, my eyes lit up in recognition ~ as my day yesterday was much the same (for absolutely no reason!) but hadn't thought to smile! You are so smart! I will try that next time a grumpy day appears out of nowhere...

  2. Haha, Linda! Yes, I too have down days. It probably wouldn't be natural if I didn't. But instead of accepting that, and spending an entire day in that state, I made a conscious choice to "get over it"......finding that joy deep down, and mustering it to the surface, was awesome! It really does work!! I just had to go get it!! xo


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