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Healthy living blog 3

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Did you know it takes 72 muscles to frown and only 14 to smile?

On that reckoning smiling should be less of an effort!

To smile is still an effort all the same – one of the most worthwhile efforts we can make in life.

When Ronald Reagan was United States President he had a visit from Archbishop Tutu. Afterwards they came and asked him, ‘Mr. President, how was your meeting with Bishop Tutu’. ‘So, so’ he replied. Everyone smiled.

‘Tell us something that will help us to live our lives better’ they asked Mother Teresa. ‘Smile at each other’ she replied. ‘Smile at your wife, smile at your husband, smile at your children, smile at each other – it doesn’t matter who it is – and that will help you to grow up in greater love for one another’.

To smile is an effort. It is also a gift of the Holy Spirit that enriches the world. As the old music hall song ran: when you’re smiling the whole world smiles with you.

When we see a smile it touches us deep down in our spirit. It melts us and turns us away f…