Start your morning with a smile. However hard. Smiling at my daughters when I want to shout at them to get out of bed. Smile at the dog, my gorgeous Springer Spaniel as I fuss him. I don’t think it’s possible not to smile when fluffing his hair tuff & looking at his little face. Smile at the next door neighbour when your front drive is as far as you’ll make it today. Smile at the shop assistant if you manage to make it out of the house, or the bus driver. If your stuck in the house, smile if you speak to anyone on the phone. A smile can be felt even when it’s not seen.
On the days you can’t see or speak to anyone and smiling is the last thing you want to do
- Try watching a favourite film or comedy tv programme
- Read a book or magazine & try to pick out the good stories & realise there is hope
- Text a friend a picture of a smile or emoji
- Google funny videos
- Fake one til you make it
- Keep a list of things that make you smile for hard days. Compliments, jokes, films etc.
A smile is contagious and however hard it can make you feel better. It’s not a cure, it’s not the answer to everything, but a smile can make you feel better