otherwise are not in a joyous state. Those who may be suffering thru terminal illnesses;depression, grieving or living sad, lonely mundane lives can benefit from the healingpower of a simple smile.Children have the power to make anyone smile; imagine yourself as a child,
you’re spinning round and round in place, arms out stretched, making yourself dizzy and
then try to walk. Kids giggle and find it funny, even when they fall down or bump into thefurniture, (esp
ecially after parents tell them what’s going to happen
if they don’t stop
.) Iwould crack a smile every single time, watching my children take great delight in life andhaving fun. A child can be full of hilarities, and can put a smile on
facecomparable to a contagion. Something about watching youngsters play can force asmirk on even the sternest or most serious of people. A child can make you smilewithout trying; they make funny faces, ask silly questions or are comical doing thesimplest of tasks. Nothing is more satisfying than to see a child smile; give them candy,they smile, take them to a carnival, they smile, and god forbid you tickle a child, smilesall around. Yes, if you ever feel the need to smile, children are more than happy to help.The older we become, the more serious we become about life. An adult laughs anaverage of about 15 times a day; a preschooler laughs an average of 400 times.
Then there’s the ever present “Fake Smile”. D
issecting my own smile, I wasnever effective at hiding my emotions, despite how I fool myself that I have actingtalents worthy of fooling the CIA. Even my cats know
when I’m having one of my rather
dreary days. I guess I really am that transparent.