Baby, Get Your Smile On!

Baby, Get Your Smile On!

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A quick sketch of one of my favorite smilers, my daughter Bryn.

I smile easily, without any hesitation. I have crinkles on either side of my mouth from forty-six years worth of grinning. I laugh too loud and giggle until tears spill from the corners of my eyes. Some say that smiling is a superpower. Funny though. On a recent trip to London I found myself trying to refrain from smiling as I took my daily run around Hyde Park each morning. In Seattle, runners smile at one another and say, “Hi!” as they pass. Not in London. Runners pass without so much as a nod. It was the first time I ever wondered if my easy smile was a weakness. I’ll never think that again after watching this TED talk. 🙂 My smiles are visual trick-or-treats for myself and others. Two thousand chocolate bars without all the calories to be exact. Find out what I’m talking about by checking this out.

Watch the video here and get your smile on!

3 thoughts on “Baby, Get Your Smile On!

  1. Love this! Whenever I’m down in the dumps, I try to force myself out in public where I can smile at people. Always makes me feel better.

  2. I love the video, Jenn, and love the sketch of your daughter even more. You are so talented!! And now that I know smiling is good for us, I’ll try to do it more often. xo

  3. Yes, Londoners do all seem to be in too much of a hurry to smile don’t they? If I had to find my way around that city every day I probably would give up smiling as well! When I lived in Germany if I smiled at a stranger they looked as though they were ready to lock me away in the nearest lunatic asylum.

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