It takes an effort to be pleasant at times. And it is at times like this that the effort brings you exactly what you need. Perhaps you do not feel like smiling. Events in your life are dragging you down. In smiling and putting the focus on another, you create in them the reaction of smiling back. A connection has been formed, reminding you that you are not alone in this full-bodied experience called life. Find the connections and you will find a reason to smile.

You are so very loved.