Today I bumped into a friend in the village. We were catching up at the end of the road as he and his friend were heading out on their road bikes. He turned to his friend and commented on how cheerful I am whenever and wherever he sees me. I loved that.
It got me thinking about the impact that our mood has on others and how this can improve our own life.
A few times today I have thought of his comment and it has made me smile again. Being cheerful is contagious. When you smile the whole world really does smile with you. Sometimes it may take a while for the impact to rub off but it will.
I notice this often with Noah. When he smiles it really does make me smile back.
If you don’t feel naturally cheerful then try putting a smile on your face. When you smile you relax your facial muscles. So often our jaws hold our tension and by making your mouth turn upwards you create a softness and a release.
Smiling and being cheerful can become a habit, the more you do it the more it will become part of you. Give it a try now, put a smile on your face and feel the difference.