So we ended Friday thinking about what it would look like if, every day, we just went with it.
Without knowing all the answers. Without seeing the whole script. Just smiled and played our part.
Except, I missed that bit out on Friday. The part about smiling? And that’s really important. It’s a bit of a deal breaker actually.
Because if you can’t smile while living each day, you’re really just tolerating each new day.
And that’s no way to live!
Now here’s a little fact about smiles that you might not have heard before …
We all know they’re good for us, right? Well did you know that even a fake smile has the ability to release chemicals in your brain that make you feel happier?
Now I’m not advocating going around with a fake smile plastered on your face all the time. It’s important to feel your emotions, all of them, and deal with them.
But for those times when you really want to be happier, but you’re just having trouble getting started, a fake smile is as good an option as anything that comes out of a bottle.
This might be news to you but God wants you to enjoy your life.
We only have a finite number of days on this planet so why waste them them feeling miserable?
There’s all the expected benefits of a longer life, lower stress levels and better business (because how many times have you said “you know what? I’d love to hire that miserable service provider!”?) but you can also enjoy each new day, safe in the knowledge that you’re also doing what God intended.
“Go, eat your food with gladness, and drink your wine with a joyful heart, for God has already approved what you do. Always be clothed in white, and always anoint your head with oil.
Enjoy life with your wife, whom you love, all the days of this meaningless life that God has given you under the sun – all your meaningless days.” Ecclesiastes 9:7
Nope, I’m not wearing white and I definitely didn’t put oil in my head right after my shower. Those are phrases which, at the time, would have meant, have a shower, put on clean clothes and be well presented.
As for that use of the word ‘meaningless’ we dig into that over in this week of the party but in essence, the writer is referring to how fleeting life is. But I’ll not give you any more spoilers.
Click here to join the party and live call at the end of the month. This week we’re talking about ‘Delight’ and it’s a goodie! 🙂