Look at yourself. Does your smile reach your eyes?
If no, why not?
Are you tired? Sleep-deprived? Have you taken on too much?
Are you sad? Angry? Bitter? Jealous? Discontent? In pain? Lonely? Worried? Too self-absorbed?
What is keeping that smile from reaching your eyes? Is there something you can do to lift the weight and let that smile rise to the eyes? Get more sleep? Give up certain activities? Refocus your work goals? Seek out a good friend?
And if you really think on it, smiles often actually start in the eyes, as the eyes alight on something of joy. So practice connecting your eyes and your smiles by surrounding yourself with people and environments which bring you true joy. True joy.
Wellness starts in the heart. I’m going to be experimenting a little bit with some observational life posts in between the longer homeschooling, nutrition, and recipe posts (as I am remembering that newborn babies don’t allow a person to get much done). No comments needed as I know time is precious. Just chew on the thoughts as needed and delete the rest.