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8 Reasons to Smile

2014/08/27

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
― Dr. Seuss

  1. Go get a Hug. Seriously, any hug will do but the best are big bear hugs that you can just melt into. Call your mom or dad or significant other and ask them for a hug, if not them then your sister or brother or aunt or grandparents or even a friend; just go out and feel close with someone for a short while. People enjoy feeling loved just as much as people enjoy feeling important, asking someone for a hug may seem odd but it will make them feel as though they are important to you, as they should be.
  2. Cell Phones now are awesome. You can literally watch a TV show, play games, check your e-mail, text someone, read the paper, write a story, surf the net or heaven forbid, call someone all while using the toilet, that is a reality that was dreamt about since human first walked the earth. Okay not really but you see my point, it’s awesome!
  3. Think about how far we’ve come in a few short years with Technology. But really stop and think about it, how awesome is that? Think about the last 30 years: In 1982 the idea of having thousands of songs on a device smaller than your hand would sound insane….. Now think about how the world will be 30 years from now. It is entirely possible that you could take a tour in space at one point in your life, how amazing is that? We may discover new secrets about the universe and our surrounding galaxies! Did you know that over 70% of the world’s oceans still remain undiscovered; imagine what new life and species we may discover down at the bottom of the world. There is so much left to see and do in the world that you just have to smile at the possibility. One day maybe 20 years from now, maybe tomorrow we may discover life on another planet, whether that life is nothing but microscopic organisms or something different all together remains a mystery, but the fact that it is a possibility just slaps a smile on my face.
  4. Things that are meaty, fatty, savory and creamy are just so great. Think of the best meal of your life; is your stomach grumbling? Good. Food is a wonderful thing and nothing will put a smile on your face faster than taking a big luxurious bite into a dish that you enjoy.
  5. Listen to your favorite song. Do it right now. If you’re at work just make an excuse or throw on some head phones and YouTube it. If you’re lucky enough to be at home today then go and find that old record and really crank it up. You may not even remember what your favorite song was, but you had one once, remember it and blast it. It may bring back some great memories you had once forgotten or maybe just inspire you to do something a little different today.
  6. Here is a picture of an old man adopting a cat.
  7. Use your imagination. Yes I know this one may seem a bit silly, but really it’s not. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here and with being here we are all the same, we all have the ability to do good and bad, and we all have the ability to dream. Even the most analytical mind still dreams of flying. There is nothing so overlooked than the use of your imagination, it is an integral part of being human and the most amazing things in this world stem from imagination. The creation of art, music, technology all came from an idea, an idea that stemmed from someone’s imagination. Look around you; even the building you’re in (although may a reproduced archetype of a building) was once many years ago created from someone’s imagination, it is only our current state that we reproduce occasionally without creative input. So do something that exercises that part of you, it’s as important as exercise to the physical body. Many of us have almost completely lost our creative side and much like a muscle that is never used; over time it will become too weak to work, without constant building of your creative muscle it will diminish to a state where it is practically gone.  Draw a picture or write a story or just close your eyes and pretend for a brief moment that you are somewhere far away and exotic. I cannot stress enough how important it is for you to never forget that at one time you were a child with hopes, dreams, aspirations and imagination; staying in touch with that side of you is one of the most important things you can do.
  8. Finally if you need a smile, here is a great joke:
Two hunters are out in the woods when one of them collapses. He doesn’t seem to be breathing and his eyes are glazed. The other guy whips out his phone and calls the emergency services. He gasps, “My friend is dead! What can I do?” The operator says “Calm down. I can help. First, let’s make sure he’s dead.” There is a silence, then a gun shot is heard. Back on the phone, the guy says “OK, now what?”
 

Aquarian Pure Water Co. Inc.  wants to wish you a happy Wednesday, remember to smile a little each day and remember that some things in life are bad, they can really make you sad, other things just make you swear and curse. But when you’re chewing on life’s gristle, don’t mumble, give a whistle; and this will help things turn out for the best and Always look on the bright side of life. Join Aquarian’s Daily Thought to receive funny, inspirational quotes and thoughts daily, CLICK HERE to sign up!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Meow permalink
    2012/09/19 12:07 pm

    Totally made me smile, thanks 🙂 Not at all what i expected but worked.

  2. Margaret Karl permalink
    2012/09/19 2:59 pm

    Smile For You:

    Smiling is infectious; you catch it like the flu,
    When someone smiled at me today, I started smiling too.
    I passed around the corner and someone saw my grin
    When he smiled I realized I’d passed it on to him.
    I thought about that smile then I realized its worth,
    A single smile, just like mine could travel round the earth.
    So, if you feel a smile begin, don’t leave it undetected.
    Let’s start an epidemic quick, and get the world infected.
    Author Unknown.

    I have had this little poem hanging on my cubicle wall since 2000 and think it’s great! Since you are talking about smiling today I just thought that I would share it with everyone.

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