It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Chapter 9, Page 28,Book 19

Youll never find a rainbow if youre looking down.

Charlie Chaplin

September 28th - look up!

Look up. your answer is never going to be in the bottom of a glass.

Toni Sorenson

This is a reminder to put down your phone and look up at the people around you and smile. Smiling and laughing can have a positive effect on your well being.  In addition to  improved health, smiles can have a distinctive positive effect on other factors in all areas of your life.  When you smile and laugh, a number of physicalogial changes occurs. mostly with out you be consciously aware of it’s happening. They produce endorphins that are reponisble for making us feel happy.  They help lower stress levels .  They also act as the body’s natural pain killers.  For sufferers of chronic pain. laughing and smiling can be a very effective pain management tool.  

A good laugh can help you to release emotions..  Everything looks better after a good laugh and life can be seen from a more positive perspective.  

Neck strain and bone spurs are possible from poor posture and some experts  have no doubt that cellphones are the culprit. So remember to look up, not down. 

  The more you look up, the more things will be looking up.

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.  I may not read the, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them and try to follow where they lead.

Louisa May Alcott


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Smiles and laughter are good and good for you too.

jack69 said...

It is amazing in this world today. We were sitting in rocking chairs and I observed a young lady so intent on her palm (phone) she nearly fell not paying attention around her.
I love the quote, looking down you will never see the rainbow. TRUE!
Lot of truth in your post.
Sherry & jack in the Blue Ridge mountains.

Mevely317 said...

I truly believe laughter is the best cure for what ails. Remember that splendid movie doctor, Patch Adams?
I wonder if some youth aren't painfully shy and use their phones to avoid having to make conversation. That's no excuse, but I could see myself having done that.

Chatty Crone said...

I was just thinking yesterday how much I disliked how much people were on their darn phones - it has really changed lives.

betty said...

We were at a restaurant this evening and there was a party of 8 people sitting close by. Most of them were on their phones during their meal. I don't get it. Hubby and me will look at things on our phones like restaurants we might want to try or places to visit, but we actively engage in conversation with each other when enjoying a meal. I get tons of laughs courtesy of my grandson. DIL was telling me the other day about something he was doing and even now when I think of it I burst out laughing. DIL and son call each other "babe." One day DIL was trying to get son's attention so she was saying "babe" to him. He was engrossed in whatever he was doing and didn't answer her right away. The wee one started saying "babe" over and over again which eventually got son's attention. I just busted up laughing imagining him saying it. They keep us laughing for sure!