“A cheerful look brings joy to the heart; good news makes for good health.” Proverbs‬ ‭15:30‬ ‭NLT‬‬

A cheerful look, a smile, does not just bring joy to others it affects my own heart too in a positive way! Science has shown that the mere act of smiling can lift your mood, lower stress, boost your immune system and possibly even prolong your life. It sounds the wrong way round, surely it’s joy that makes you smile? But apparently the act of smiling spurs a chemical reaction in the brain, releasing certain hormones which can increase our feeling of joy! One of the things I am known for is my smile, and tho I struggle with all sorts of emotions, like anybody else does, I’ve always believed that a cheerful look makes a positive difference and I never want to stop bringing joy when possible. Lord, help me to smile today, to be intentional and generous in the cheerful looks I bring to others. Stir up a health-giving joy within me and may I be known as a good news person. Amen 🙏🏼