When you’re smiling

In honor of the upcoming holiday of Gratitude and Thanksgiving, today’s Psychic Question Monday is all about happiness.

How do I stay happy when all around me are negative people who seem to want to stay in drama and fear?

Have you heard the news? Happiness is just a smile away. This is something many people already seem to know, naturally. When you’re smiling, whether on the inside, outside, or both, things go easier for you. This is a state of mind and attitude, which can carry over into your real life, every day.

There are mounds of research out there proving scientifically that smiling is mood enhancing. Supposedly it takes fewer muscles to smile than it does to frown. Whether or not that is true, one feels the difference with a real smile. Spiritual teachers and leaders talk about how having a smile can change and lift your mood. People write songs about smiles. Happiness is just a smile away?

Humans respond to facial expressions from the time we open our eyes. We learn how to communicate with our faces, and it is one way we read each other’s moods, reactions, etc. Body language and so on.

Here’s a suggestion for your upcoming holidays: if you are around people who are channeling Eeyore, let them do so. Do not try to control their behavior. Just watch your own, and listen to your body’s responses. Smile within, and allow your smile to shine for all to see. Mean it, from the inside out.

You might think of this as a preventive measure, protecting yourself from other people’s stress and negativity. It is true that if you are matched to happiness, you will have a stronger immune system. It is also true that if you find your own happy vibration, it is harder to control you or push your buttons.

Here’s a scenario at the family gathering, for example. Someone asks you a question aimed at your buttons: “buzz!” goes your buzzer. Take a deep breath, and SMILE. Notice if there is a difference in the quality of your holidays as a result.

We all know people who manage to set the tone at a gathering in a way that has everyone else feeling uncomfortable. If this is something you experience, simply don’t match to it. This is being conscious and aware. You may be able to change the energy at any gathering by simply having your own space, and setting it at happiness.

After all, if you are having fun with the people you love, what could be better?

Perhaps you’d like to print out copies of this famous song, and get everyone at the table to sing a round. Consider it your gift to your friends and loved ones.

When you’re smiling
When you’re smiling
The whole world smiles with you

When you’re laughing
When you’re laughing
The sun comes shining through

But when you’re crying
You bring on the rain
So stop your sighing
Be happy again

Keep on smiling
Cause when you’re smiling
The whole world smiles with you

When you’re smiling
When you’re smiling
The whole world smiles with you

When you’re laughing
When you’re laughing
That sun comes shining through

But when you’re crying
You bring on the rain
So stop your sighing
Be happy again

Keep on smiling
Cause when you’re smiling
The whole world smiles with you

‘When You’re Smiling’ ©Shay, Fisher, and Goodwin

©Kris Cahill 2007-2012  All Rights Reserved.
http://PsychicEveryday.com  ~ http://KrisCahill.com
‘Listening 2’ ©Debi Cates 2009

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