Oct 5, 2010

wherever . however . whatever . whenever

PIG DREAMS by Gigi Thibodeau 


wherever you are right now ...

however you are feeling right now ...

whatever is your current situation ...

whenever is always a good time ...


to try this

: : using your facial muscles, pull the right corner of your mouth upwards

: : now pull, the left side of your mouth upwards

: : hold that for a minute, stretching as far as you please

: : deep breaths 

: : repeat wherever . however . whatever . whenever  ... : )


tell me true ~ how are you feeling?

you have just practiced a very simple form of a smile meditation that can be performed anywhere and anytime ... it is especially effective on days when you really don't feel like smiling ~ it can help lift you up and give relief where you couldn't find any ... and when you do this with 'whomever', like in a crowd, you will find it contagious ~ spreading positive energy in a powerful way ...

thanks to dear gigi of the magpie's fancy 
who so graciously allowed me to share her perfect pig picture ...


thanks to charlie chaplin who so knew the power of a smile ...

: )

10 comments:

Jill said...

You made me smile! Thanks!

Lori said...

Those pigs can make anyone smile! They are too cute. This post is great. It reminds me of Eat Pray Love when the guy tells her to just "sit and smile." That's all.

Marcie said...

I just love this..and the Charlie Chaplin clip is absolutely priceless!

Gigi said...

Oh, pg, I'm so touched that you used my little piggies for your smile meditation! And Modern Times is one of my all-time favorites. Chaplin really did understand the power of a smile. Hugs to you! xo Gigi

Jamie said...

PG - love this! I need to practice more often.

I lived in Delhi for a while, and in the park in front of my flat, every morning at 7, a group of old men met for laughter yoga. The stood in a circle and forced themselves to laugh. At first we laughed at them, then I realized they were getting the last laugh. Not only is smiling and laughing great exercise it is hard to be grumping when you are doing either one.

Carola Bartz said...

What an inspiring post - just what I needed today! The photo of the pigs is hilarious - I love it!!!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Thanks so much for the uplifting and cheery post...couldn't help smiling myself! :)

ELK said...

i have been chuckling over those pigs ..then to top it off CC clip...
it truly is a form of meditation ..

Kim Klassen said...

completely love gigi's pic... soo sweet ...and thank you for this....

i HEART you... :) xxo, kim

Ange said...

I dedicate the smile you procured from my lips at 1.15am to you!! :) Lovely post