By Yvette Louis

I love to laugh. That's the first thing. I laugh off things you'd probably think I should be terribly annoyed with.

We all have to find the point where we realize that some things just aren't worth huffing and puffing about. As I've grown older, I began to realize that I have a short fuse at times and I run out of patience in 3 seconds flat!  Of course, I've since changed those ways and have adapted to the reality that people or situations will annoy you even when they did not intend to. 

One day on my way home on the train, I decided to take a seat in one of the narrowly designed seats to rest my feet. There are four seats which are expected to accommodate the same number of people. Of course, this is not actually the case.  Unless all four persons are extremely small, (I'm talking about no body parts!) there is absolutely no way four individuals can fit.  One of my pet peeves is sitting in a train, bus or anywhere for that matter and someone comes in and literally plops down next to me and someone else, squeezing themselves in the middle until they fit. 

Someone was reading my mind. Here comes someone and they are eyeing the teeny tiny seat in the middle of both myself and someone else. I'm thinking to myself, "Oh no they aren't!" and oh yes they were! The next thing I know, I'm feeling like a human accordion. Leg to leg, thigh to thigh and shoulder to shoulder!  Guess what I did? I started laughing and said, "Oh boy, this is pretty tight. I'll get up so you can have more space."  I said it with a huge smile on my face and I honestly felt that it was funny. 

What am I getting at? Years ago, I would have huffed and puffed and made a comment that included a lot of sarcasm. Instead of getting annoyed, I laughed. It's comical. It's purely unhealthy mentally, emotionally and spiritually to allow insignificant things to rob us of our happiness, right?

"How often do you smile in a day? Do you smile when you face new people? When you look at your friends? Around your co-workers? How about your significant other? Your face has 44 muscles in it that allow you make more than 5,000 different types of expressions, many of which are smiles. Read on for seven reasons why smiling is good for you, your health and your social life!"

Here's 7 Good Reasons to Smile!  Remember, the next time someone attempts to push your buttons, rather it is knowingly or unknowingly-just laugh it off!

Here's to your wonderful smile and attitude.

Yvette


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