“Because if your smile, you make life more beautiful.” – Thitch Nhat Hanh
Many of us struggle to laugh or even smile, for the simple reason that we can’t help but focus on the struggles and problems in our life. I have had problems before too. Kids in peril. An inoperable brain tumor. Financial ruin. Unbelievable levels of pain. Divorce. My little brother’s death. Being beaten up. People, places and things frequently not conforming to my expectations and desires. In spite of all these things, I smile, dance, sing and laugh everyday. How? Because I’ve decided that my life is just too short to waste it on being unhappy, regardless of what’s happening around me (or inside of me). So I start each day by turning on some music before getting into the shower, singing & dancing in front of the mirror—which always cracks me up—and then I yell out… ILML!