Smile

Find the smallest reason to enjoy today. Itโ€™s hard to do sometimes when you have daily life struggles. ๐Ÿ˜”

But instead of allowing those struggles to weigh heavily on you, as they can seem enormous at times, find the simplest thing that will bring a smile to your face. ๐Ÿ™‚

My simplest thing this morning was taking a moment and watching a ๐Ÿฆ‹ on a ๐ŸŒธ . Sounds so whimsical and childish, but whatโ€™s wrong with that? ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธWe abandon those โ€œchildishโ€ enjoyments to become adults. Why? ๐Ÿค”

For some reason, we were taught that we had to grow up and out of those tiny moments that make us smile. ๐Ÿค” But what we donโ€™t realize is those small things are what grounds us and calms even the toughest days.

Growing up isnโ€™t for me.๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ I love enjoying the things I loved as a kid. Thatโ€™s what keeps me young and full of gratitude ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป even in my darkest days. It reminds me that my problem is so small in comparison to how grand the ๐ŸŒŽ is around me.

And if you need science to prove it, smiling releases the โ€œfeel-goodโ€ neurotransmitters in our ๐Ÿง : dopamine, endorphins, and serotonin. It lowers our heart rate, stress levels, blood pressure, and boosts immunity. ๐Ÿ’ฏ

Yes, that ๐Ÿฆ‹ on the ๐ŸŒธ this morning put things perspective for me. Does it solve my life challenges? No. But it does make me smile. And sometimes, thatโ€™s all you need. ๐Ÿ˜Œ

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