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August 2011

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Put On A Happy Face


A Great Idea …

“One of the simplest and most effective things you can do to lift your mood is to simply keep a pleasant expression on your face.” (Dan Baker and Cameron Stauth, in their book, What Happy People Know, p. 77)

In Other Words …

There is something about smiling that tunes us to our reasons to be happy. And when we start thinking about reasons to be happy, we may set off a happiness cascade. Smiles are also contagious. By one simple act we can improve our own moods and those of the people around us.

How this Applies to You …

Try smiling right now. How do you feel?

To Find Out More …

For excellent (and free!) programs on improving your personal well being, check out The Personal Journey and Managing Stress at www.arfamilies.org.

For in-depth reading, we recommend What Happy People Know by Dan Baker and Cameron Stauth or Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert