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Childlife.ca e-news#38: A Simple Gift!

by Mary Stuart, Childlife.ca

“A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.” Washington Irving

JOY: the emotion evoked by well being.

JOYFUL: happy, elated, thrilled, pleased, glad, ecstatic, jubilant

Here we are again, the season on preparations. Preparing for the “day”, the season, the get-togethers, family functions, school concerts, finding the right present…

In the hustle and bustle of the season, we are often overwhelmed with the busyness, the to-do list, the must dos…

How do we keep the season of joy in our hearts and lives? By the simple act of smiling!

Studies have shown that a smile optimizes your physical, mental and spiritual well-being!

A Smile:

Changes our mood
Helps us stay positive,
Lowers blood pressure
Releases stress
Boosts the immune system
Makes us attractive!
Is contagious!!

“Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” Mother Teresa

Let’s keep the warmth of family, friendships, classrooms and homes filled with all good things through the simple gift of smiling.

It says to all those around you, “You matter. You are important to me. I care about you.” Try it and see how it makes you feel!

Wishing you a happy, joy-filled Christmas and Holiday Season!

Keep Smiling!

Mary

Mary Stuart, Director
www.Childlife.ca

New Workshops:

  1. Self-Regulation: Skills for Life and Learning
  2. The Learning Brain

For more information: justask@childlife.ca 905.420.0799