These admonitions came in the mail from a local restaurant. They send coupons and a newsletter with great tidbits of information. Here's what they had to say about smiling:
"You can forget about Prozac or St John's Wort. A genuine smile increases the production of serotonin, the happy hormone. 1. It's a bonding agent. Smiling builds bridges to other people around us. It keeps us from remaining aloof and separate from one another. Babies as young as three weeks old even recognize smiling as a bonding behavior. 2. It's a workout! One smile uses more than 16 muscles."
"The next time you find yourself caught in the rain, consider this interesting phenomenon: rain is naturally enriched with vitamin B12, the nutrient necessary for healthy blood. It becomes airborne when brought to earth by wind and rain."
According to that, today was a super healthy day! It's raining and I've been outside a lot push-brooming the puddles off the back porch. And because its raining, I've had lots of folks in the shop, which means lots of smiling! Can't go to the beach on a day like today, so antiquing, gallery hopping, or the movies are serious options!