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Week 18 – What the muscles in your face tell you about your life.


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Topic of the Week

What the muscles in your face 
tell you about your life.

My friend Nanna introduced me to an interesting practice last month during a Skype visit.  She said she was taking note of the activities and experiences that made her smile so she could give them more space in her life.

Well that’s an excellent idea, I thought to myself, so I started keeping track of what made me smile, too.

It’s a revealing exercise.

Here’s a taste of what I’ve discovered…

I smile when I see my husband Michael whether it’s first thing in the morning or when he unexpectedly walks into a room.  I noticed it yesterday when I got off stage after giving my speech here in Ft. Lauderdale and found him waiting in the wings.  I lit up the moment I saw him.

It happens when I spend time with our cat, Poupon.  Animals, like babies, have a way of doing that to us humans.

It also happens when I discover that I have space in my calendar and I don’t have to be anywhere or do anything for a whole afternoon or evening.  

I smile when I get to spend time with people who vibrate on the same intellectual and spiritual wavelength.  Like this morning when I went on a beach walk with a colleague here at the I Can Do Itconference.  We talked and walked and walked and talked for almost two hours and I swear I smiled the whole way.  

I also smile when… 

I listen to fun music while running outside. This week I’m enjoying Shakira’s new album.

I spend time outdoors with the birds and the trees and the wind and the animals.

I’m near or in water.

I see someone I love do something they love.

Every time I watch Pharrell Williams’ Happy video #x1F600;.


It’s a simple gesture, this thing called a smile, and yet it’s also a powerful communication device that sends data back and forth between the body and the soul.

This data is important.

It’s so easy to forget to remember to do the things that make us truly happy.

Now that I’m paying attention, I realize that when something makes me grin ear-to-ear, I’ve found something worthy of my undivided time and energy.

I don’t know about you, but I want more smiles in my life.

So I’m paying attention and making a list.

And smiling right now #x1F600;.



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This short video made me smile and I hope it does the same for you.  You can watch it here

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