Celebrate National Smile Day
Celebrate National Smile Day today, by, well, smiling! When I smile I feel better, more optimistic and capable. You never know how just a kind, sincere smile can change the entire direction of someone’s day. Celebrate National Smile Day with me and just smile.
Make Someone’s Day Smile and Be Nice.
When I ran a Homeless Hospitality House and a hot meal kitchen this was the single most important part of training new volunteers. Smile sincerely, be nice and genuinely listen.
Smiling Helps Get your Energy Up
When I studied acting I learned a technique of making facial expressions that showed the emotion you want to portray. Before I speak before a group or crowd I spend a few minutes (preferably in front of a mirror) smiling. No matter how I feel when I start, just the act of smiling makes me feel happy and it helps calm my nerves while giving me the positive energy to stand up before a crowd to speak.
Smile Even When You Don’t Feel Like it
You’ve heard the saying “fake it until you make it”. It works. When we are sad we need an infusion of positive energy. It’s hard to project positive energy when we are sad, smiling starts to bring positive energy from deep inside ourselves and then draws positive energy back in through other. Give it a try. I think you’ll feel better.
Smiling Helped Me Get Back on Track
Not long ago, I fell into a pretty deep depression. So much had happened over the last year, that I noticed me doing just enough to get by. I felt like I was always holding my breath waiting for the next “thing” to happen. No one around me knew. I’m really good at hiding.
I needed to make a change, so one morning I woke up, put on my tennis shoes and walked. As I walked I started to recognize other walkers. I noticed that most of them didn’t make eye contact and most looked pretty serious. So one day I just started smiling every time I passed someone, sometimes they smiled back sometimes they looked confused, but soon they were smiling back. Now when I walk I have tons of smiling ” friends”.
Now I smile and go for a walk whenever I get stressed, discouraged or overwhelmed. I am back to being the “me” I know.
So, smile today and every day. You will feel better and you may just make someone else’s day.
Let’s get our smiles on…
Happy National Smile Day.
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17 Awesome Father’s Day Menus filled with all the man food your dad craves. Celebrate dad with these super easy Father’s Day Menu Ideas.
This easy cheesy Huevos Rancheros Casserole is the dish perfect to feed a crowd for breakfast or brunch. Filled with spicy, cheesy veggies this Huevos Rancheros bake will be a hit at your next brunch. Serve with Bloody Maria Sangrita or Palomas.
Gambas Al Ajillo | Classic Spanish Garlic Shrimp Tapas. This buttery, garlicky rendition of the Spanish tapas favorite is super fast and easy.
Honey Bourbon BBQ Burgers combine the best flavors of summer. Sweet and smoky honey BBQ sauce, a grilled burger topped with blue cheese.
Try a Root Beer Bourbon Ice Cream Floats, the flavors of this childhood favorite gets an adult makeover for this frosty, creamy grownup cocktail.
Mexican Hot Chocolate Bread Pudding is the perfect bread pudding pairing of sweet luscious chocolate, cherries, and a tiny bit of heat.
Try a Mexican twist on the brunch fav Bloody Mary with this Bloody Maria Sangrita Recipe. Tequila with spicy tomato and citrus juices. Yum.
Strawberry Bread with pumpkin seeds is the perfect balance of sweet and savory and is delicious. Serve with honey butter. Strawberry bread also makes awesome french toast, just sprinkle with powdered sugar.
These Pecan Banana Buttermilk Waffles are the perfectly crispy and fluffy waffle. The secret is the buttermilk. The bananas cook and carmelize and make these waffles extra special and perfect for any breakfast or brunch. Easy enough for everyday but elegant enough for any special occasion.
Tropical French Toast Casserole is the perfect make-ahead breakfast or brunch dish. Nutmeg paired with vanilla, bananas, pecans and coconut.
Homemade Keto Friendly Granola | Coconut Tart Cherry is the perfect grab and go breakfast and the perfect topping for yogurt.
There’s nothing better than delicious homemade blueberry lemon scones. Topped with a little honey butter lemon blueberry scones are amazing.
DIY + Create
I love serving homemade meals and entertaining, but I don’t love spending all my time in the kitchen… Sound familiar? I’ll share my shortcuts for getting delicious, healthy food on the table – easy, fast & stress-free. All of my recipes have been tested on family and friends. We love them and I hope you will too.
Chief Mermaid & Mojito MakerThis is me hangin’ out on the boat – it’s an absolutely gorgeous day in the Florida Keys – doing what wannabe mermaids do best…splashing in the waves + soaking up the sun. Life’s amazing. Want to learn more?