What’s That On Your Face?

at "The Empire Strikes Back" 30th Anniversary Charity Screening Benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, ArcLight Cinemas, Hollywood, CA. 05-19-10There’s something on your face that you’re stuck with. Yes, I’m talking to you.

It’s there for everyone to see, even when you have a big-ass hat on. Sorry, that won’t hide it.

I’m talking about your expression. It’s not something you can hide unless you run around with a beekeepers helmet on. Well, shoot. I just Googled ‘beekeepers’ helmet and you CAN see your expression through it. So looks like you’re going to have to go the Darth Vader route.

Why on earth did I pick Darth Vader? Because sometimes, without you realizing it, your expression can be just as scary. Remember, EVERYONE can see it. If you’re in a poopy mood, you’re sending out poop signals to everyone who sees you, even if they’re just passing you on the sidewalk. Who wants to be a poop-monger?

See, the thing about your expression is that it’s a two-way deal. You send out what’s going on inside of you. If you’re feeling poopy, that’s what everyone will get. Ugh!!!

But if you ‘decide’ (yes, you CAN decide) to plant a smile on your face, you do two things. You send out fairy dust, which of course, makes everyone feel good, AND…this is big…you change your own chemistry and actually become happy.

Yikes! Can it be that simple? Yep, it can.

What, you don’t believe me?

Try this. Sit or stand with your eyes closed. Let your mouth droop into a poopy grouch face. Add a little shoulder droop and you’ve got it. How the heck does that feel? Not very good, huh?

Now, straighten those shoulders, lift your head, and put a ‘real’ smile on your face. Not just upturned lips, I’m talking your whole face, including those things around your eyes that are sometimes called ‘crows feet.’ Dumb name. Those are ‘happy lines.’ You get them fromĀ  smiling, not frowning. (And why would anyone want to botox those away, and leave themselves totally expressionless. Sheesh…so stupid.)

Okay, I got on a rant. Back to how that smile feels. Close your eyes again and feel the difference from being a poopy-face compared to a fairy duster face. Big difference, huh?

See, you just changed your chemistry. When you smile for real, not a fake smile, you actually give yourself a dose of endorphins, dopamine, serotonin, and GABA. This is one serious happy cocktail.

So tell me, why would you ‘choose’ to poop on everyone when you can sprinkle fairy dust? Tell me, I really want to know. Click the like button and talk to me. I’m all ears. Actually, to tell the truth, I’m all smiles.


Inspiring you to ‘do whatever it takes’ to be happy,


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