Can you look at a smiling baby and not smile, yourself? Most of us can’t. Children smile way more often than adults, and there’s ample research showing that smiling is beneficial for our health, mood, and ability to connect with others. Smiling is just plain good for us, but as adults we tend to squelch our natural smiling instincts. That’s why this week’s challenge is…
Find a reason to smile. Just flexing those muscles tells your brain to be happier.
Of course, I will seize any excuse to share cool stuff that makes me smile, so here’s some inspiration for you this week:
- Here’s 25 of the most creative and sculptures and statues from around the world, and I almost missed 24 of them because the first one is so mesmerizing.
- Do you wear a fitness tracker? I like to return to this New Yorker piece by David Sedaris when I get a little too obsessed with mine. (Guaranteed to make you laugh!)
- Whoever invented this traffic light wins everything. They just do.
Have a fabulous, smile-filled week! (And don’t forget to share your happy moments in the Happier community while you do.)