Smiling at the first ten people you see each day without saying a word has two benefits.
One, many smile back.
Two, no matter how many respond to your silent approval, you’ve just boosted your mood to start the day.
It’s a dress rehearsal for creating happiness.
I assign this as a stretching exercise in my stress class where many discover for the first time that practicing looking happy precedes waiting for something good to happen.
NOTE: Cheryl and I are going to take a few days off to recharge our batteries before NYU resumes in-person classes again in a few weeks and the media industry revs up to end a challenging year. This seems like a good time. A good time to catch up on some stories you may have missed. See you in a few days — Monday August 28.
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