Journaling Exercise: What Makes You Smile?



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A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.

– Phyllis Diller

Smiling is way underrated. It’s a little thing that can instantly lift your mood. That’s why laughing clubs work. Try it. Just smile for no reason. Look in the mirror and smile at yourself. No matter how grumpy you are, if you keep smiling again and again, you will feel the genuine cheer coming on. 

For today’s journaling exercise, list 100 things that can make you smile. Start writing. Don’t stop. Write as fast as you can. Just keep going until you list at least 100 reasons. They can be anything. If  you can’t think of 100, push yourself, and find them anyway, because in this world made of billions and trillions of things, you should be able to have at least a 100 reasons to smile.