I was watching the end of an Andy Griffith Show and Andy was walkin with his son Opie down a trail and they both had fishin’ poles and Andy was whistling their theme song. The thought came to me, “Is Andy smiling and looking happy because he is whistling or is he whistlin’ because he is happy?
There is a line in the song Just A Spoonful of Sugar that goes, A Robin feathering his nest has very little time to rest, while gathering his bits of twigs and twine. Though quite content in his pursuit has a happy tune to toot, he knows a song will move the job along. Again I question, is the Robin happy because he is singing or is he singing because he is happy. You can extend that to smiling too. Do people smile because they are happy or are they happy because they are smiling.
I submit that the answer is yes to all of those questions at both ends. If it is true that we are happy because we whistle or smile or sing then why not start out every day with one of those three or all three if we are really into happiness?
One of the bonuses of doing one or all three is that generally it will produce a smile and happiness in others.
Try smiling, try whistling and try singing right out loud. It might just help your digestion system too.
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