It Takes Fewer Muscles To Smile Than To Frown! So…SMILE! :)

It only takes 17 muscles to generate a smile on your face. It takes far more effort to force a frown—43 muscles! Would it not be far more rewarding to spend time finding ways to create smiles on your face that will then travel down to your heart? If is far more powerful to concentrate on simple contentment. By focusing on the negative, you will deactivate the possible heart warming smiles that can carry you a long way.

My curiosity was piqued so…..I sent out an email to my male and female friends to find out what made their 17 smiling muscles start working for them. I laid out the scenario by saying, “If you were stranded on a deserted island and were a few days away from rescue, what would you choose to have with you for contentment to make you smile?”

Here are the answers. Hope they make you smile! 🙂

Male Thoughts:

* That’s easy…a pleasant woman. If she is not available, I would settle for a good dog.

* A feather pillow and battery powered TV! I would catch up on my sleep and watch the tube!!

* A beautiful woman who is a good conversationalist

* My wife for love and companionship

* A telephone-the tool to share hopes, dreams, problems, compassion, laughter and love with family and friends

* TV and dogs

* Cellular phone service and a laptop with remote capability

* A fully fueled 200 foot yacht moored off shore that is manned by the Swedish Bikini team

* A Leatherman tool and a fly rod

* An endless supply of toothpaste and toilet paper

* A classy lady and a bottle of champagne

* Dog and TV (to get the golf channel)

* A tent and a fishing pole

* A set of golf clubs

* Fishing rod, drums and guitar

Female Thoughts:

* My family and a Bible

* My husband, base make up, mascara, and lipstick

* A mattress with a comforter, down pillows, sunscreen and my pain meds

* Soap, toothbrush, short wave radio, pen and paper

* A friend and air-conditioning

*Toothbrush, toothpaste, lotion, toilet paper, sunscreen and books

* Coffee, tweezers, bug spray, chapstick, shampoo, books

* Martinis and lipstick

* A thick novel

What would make your 17 smiling muscles start working? Mull it over…

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About Hunter

Hunter has been living her dream of being an author after falling in love with the Nancy Drew Mysteries in the fourth grade. She has incorporated her love for words along with her psychology degree from Meredith College to create books that can be aids in healthy nourishment for the mind. She is the author of five children's books, a photography book and a novel. She has been a human interest columnist for The Charlotte Observer (2001-2005) as well. She was the recipient of the "50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading" by The Author's Show, the Meredith College Career Achievement Alumnae Award and the Excellence in Creative Writing Award by the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. She is a public speaker and teaches a writing camp for kids called Writer's Cramp Camp. (The animated art on this blog is provided by
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