Curious Kids: Smiling Is Happiness And Love

When I am mulling over a topic – like I have been about smiling – I often ask the kids for their perspective. Sometimes some genius insight, always delight. Smiling is good for you yo! https://t.co/bxoQRMZKCY — Jonathan Anthony (@ThisMuchWeKnow) April 21, 2014 Smiling boils down to two concepts: happiness and love. Good enough for me. ←This Much We Know.→   Continue reading Curious Kids: Smiling Is Happiness And Love

My De Facto Facial Expression: Annoyed. Smile, Yo!

The subject of smiling is foremost at the moment. Yesterday, I talked of its life-saving properties. Today, something far more prosaic: inviting people in. Recently, I have attended 2-3 events where part of the attendance schtick is that you get a portrait photo from a professional photographer. Although I smile quite authentically(!), when asked to pose, I get my facial muscles in a knot. How much of a smile is good for a portrait? This much, that much? Reviewing the final content,  I realize I have no idea how I look! I also realize how grumpy my de facto expression … Continue reading My De Facto Facial Expression: Annoyed. Smile, Yo!

Real Miracles Make Little Noise. Essential Events Are So Simple!

As usual, waiting for serendipity to strike is time well spent. Learning happens when new neural pathways are created, and they do so when your brain exclaims: “Huh? Heh? Hmmm! Who knew?! I will squirrel that one away for another day.” So, how important is a smile? Nothing short of miraculous, of course. I had this image on my desktop for a month or more. I knew I wanted to share it, but had no context. This morning, I thought, “well, I can just share it with an upbeat note.” [I don’t take the blog too seriously that I think … Continue reading Real Miracles Make Little Noise. Essential Events Are So Simple!