There’s going to be some stuff you’re going to see that’s going to make it hard for you too smile in the future.
Through all of the rain and the pain, You gotta be able to maintain a sense of humor, and smile through all of the bullshyt.
There are multiple theories in regards to how many muscles it takes to smile versus a frown. While the numbers vary with every passing opinion, the source of a smile cannot be denied.
Scientist claim that smiling releases dopamine, endorphins, and serotonin, ultimately serving as a natural pain reliever of sorts. During this process, the serotonin also serves as an antidepressant or mood lifter if you will.
I’ve come to learn that smiling is the ultimate party inside of my brain, no matter how I’m feeling. Having an above knee amputation due to a motorcycle accident, for the past 21 years I’ve dealt with daily bouts of phantom pains. Early on there were many times that the pain would be so severe, tears would slowly trickle down my cheek, as if stubbornness got in the way of reflecting the emotional state my mind and body were in.
The time came for me to reflect back on my life and realize that I’m blessed to be here. I had a good childhood, good upbringing, and many fun filled times that included smiling and multiple bouts of laughter. I’ve also been through some vey rough times; who hasn’t.
Life is full of ups and downs. And with those ups and downs come plenty of smiles and cries. Through it all the one thing that we must always remind ourselves is to live and maintain a sense of humility and humor. For life is what we make of it; you only get one shot. Don’t miss!