Rick Hanson, Ph.D. is an expert on how our thoughts can change our mind. He makes
the following suggestion. Do it often enough and you brain will actually become
« … in your mind or on paper, make a list of things that make you smile. Several
times a day, look for moments to bring that list to mind . . . and a soft smile
to your face.
Then notice the results, in how you feel inside, and in how you act toward others
and how they respond to you. Savor these good feelings and successes, taking them
Smiling a few more times each day may not seem like much, but it will send wonderful
ripples through your brain, body, mind, and relationships.
Now, isn’t that something to smile about? »