“Smile, What’s the Use of Crying?”-Turner &Parsons

“Smiling during brief stressors can help to reduce the intensity of the body’s stress response, regardless of whether a person actually feels happy.”Kyrsty Hazell, Huffington Post UK 9-19-12

Having a routine, whatever it is, is a great way to start one’s day. For you it may be meditation, a mantra, stretching. Mine is very simple: I wake up early; smile; put the computer on in the basement; make my dunkin’ donuts coffee; froth up some milk; bring my coffee to the basement; check email; think of something for my blog. Smiling is important and great exercise for your face! You don’t have to feel happy to smile, but a smile can change your attitude and emotions. Smiling has several health benefits. Charlie Chaplin wrote a beautiful song that touted some of the benefits of smiling. Here’s the cast of Glee singing, “Smile:” Enjoy and SMILE!

Charlie Chaplin wrote the music for “Smile” and John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons wrote the lyrics. The melody was used in Chaplin’s soundtrack in 1936 for his movie, “Modern Times.” It’s such a beautiful song and I provided an updated version by the cast of Glee. Did you smile once yet as you read the above?  I hope so!








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