Happy Motivation Monday!
I attended a beautiful wedding in San Diego this past weekend, and throughout the several days of celebrations, I took the opportunity to look around. Have you ever noticed that during a wedding ceremony, everyone in the audience is smiling from ear to ear? They are obviously happy for the marrying couple and happy to be enjoying the celebration, but I think a big, unrecognized part of the happiness is a reflection of what they see. Most of us simply can’t help but break out into a grin when we see someone who is obviously happy herself. Let’s face it, you probably smiled just looking at our smiles (and goofy faces) in the wedding pictures above, right?
It is natural for most of us to smile back if someone we pass on the streets smiles at us. When we see a baby giggle, we instinctively break into a smile, too. When we see a happy ending to a movie, we feel the joy of the main characters as if it were our own.
So why not use this “happiness reflection” phenomenon to brighten up someone’s day today? If you are happy, radiant, and smiling, I can almost guarantee that your happiness will impact others. And what better scenario can you imagine for a Monday than to have two more people smiling and happy, just to be alive?
(picture source, although I don’t think that’s the original source)
So tell me in the comments … Do you smile when you see others smiling? What can you do today to make someone smile?