by Scott Tousignant · Filed Under: Motivation
Spending the next 16 minutes watching the amazing short film below may be the best spent moments of your day. The film is called Validation and it’s guaranteed to make you smile. And with that smile of yours you can have a significant impact on your mood and totally make the day of the people you come in contact with.
Please take the time to watch this great film…
Have you noticed that many people you come in contact with throughout the day are walking around with their head down and look miserable?
Why is that?
When you greet someone and ask them how they are doing what is the typical response that you receive? “Not too bad“. “Pretty good“.
It’s become an automatic statement. There isn’t even a pause to think about how you are actually feeling.
When asked how I’m doing I make it a point to always say, “Great!” “Fantastic!” “Excellent!” or “Absolutely Awesome!”
And guess what… I’m never lying when I say those things. I have so much to be grateful for and there are so many things that go on in my day that really make me smile.
After I respond by saying, “Excellent!” I usually receive a weird look followed by, “Really?” “Why are you feeling excellent?”
I spare the person the hour long conversation and usually cut to the chase by saying, “Life ROCKS and I am truly blessed with great friends, family and health.”
I’m not sure why it’s such a surprise when someone tells you they are excellent. Maybe it’s because we expect the response, “Pretty good.”
A smile and uplifting comment such as “Absolutely Awesome” can really have a positive impact on that persons day and current state of mood.
Your smile can influence how someone else carries on with their day. Something so small can have a tremendous impact. And to think of how easy it is to smile.
As you smile I want you to feel how it impacts your own state of mind. Does your posture change? Does it make you feel like doing something good for yourself such as consume a healthy meal or go do your workout?
I encourage you to smile as often as you can today. That’s just about the easiest thing that I could ask of you. Follow through with it and let me know how it impacts your day.
In my opinion fat loss comes easier when you are happy. It’s also my opinion that people who are physically active are happier people. I don’t see any miserable people when I’m out for a walk or bike ride. We’re all excited to greet each other and carry on with our activity.
Those are some of my favorite moments of the day. That brief exchange of a smile and wave while I’m riding my bike and passing another biker, walker, or jogger.
Smile… it’s great for your health.
Keeping It Real,
PS You are GREAT! You are AMAZING! You ROCK!