“Scientists examined 230 pictures of major league baseball players in the 1952 Baseball Register.1
They ranked the players according to their smiles, from “no smile,” to “partial smile,” to a full-blown toothy grin with crinkled eyes.
Then they compared the “smile data” to the lifespan of each player…
Those in the “no smile” category lived an average of 72.9 years1
The “partial smile” group lived to age 75.1
But the guys with the biggest grins lived an average of 79.9 years1
On average, they lived a full seven years longer because they smiled.”
Sent to me by Dr. Bereliani, president of Princeton Nutrients.
Have you ever tried to smile while your worrying? Can’t be done, at least not while you're honest with yourself. A smile indicates what you are thinking! A smile or a frown is a matter of choice. President Lincoln touched on this:
“People are about as happy as they make up their mind to be.” Abe Lincoln.
In spite of this knowledge, President Lincoln became so depressed as the Civil War dragged on that they took away the small pen knife he used to open his mail.
Learning to smile even the darkest storm life can throw at you, is one of the secrets to overcoming the internal damage that is destroying you.
You can, by the grace of God, learn to believe that what is going on inside you, is stronger than any outside pressure. We often cannot do much about external circumstances, but we can learn to trust Christ, who is going on inside!
Solomon knew the power of “the inside smile” when he wrote:
Proverbs 17:22 “A merry heart does good, like medicine, But a broken spirit dries the bones.”
Copyright © 2018 Larry Lilly
IT with a smile. Oral Deckard