Do you smile easily and laugh a lot ? It is one of the ways to age gracefully. Laughter is good medicine, and I try to surround myself with people who also love to laugh. At my age, in retirement, I have the luxury of avoiding negative people.
Putting a smile on our faces makes us all look younger, but smiles are best when they are genuine.
My husband still works part-time at a medical clinic, and, as flu season has started, he is away more, and today I thought it would be good to walk uptown to replenish our supply of tea towels. I went to ‘Riffs’, a Department Store that carries everything from refrigerators to baby clothes.
The tea towels all looked very boring, but, being determined, I rummaged through the piles until I found some funny ones made of Indian cotton.
They made me smile, so I bought them. Why be cranky when you can choose to see the humour of life everywhere ?
Let us ask God for the grace to develop cheerful hearts. Joy is one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit.