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Do Something That Makes You Smile Today

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“Do Something That Makes You Smile Today” by Joan Y. Edwards

It is important for your mental, physical, and spiritual well-being to do something that makes you smile every day of your life. Chances are you spend most of your day doing things to help others. It is essential to take a few minutes of time for you. Or things have got you so tense, you can’t relax. Do something that makes you smile today and every day. It’s healing. It is a gift you deserve. It is a gift you need. You may be working from early morning to night. You may be stressed from caring for others.

God says  in Matthew 22:37-40. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

You may focus on helping others smile. Now it’s your turn. Once a day for at least 10 or 15 minutes, do something that is fun for you. It doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. It can be enjoying nature outside your window. Do something that makes you smile on the inside and the outside. It will help you be more at peace. It will help you accept yourself as you are. Truly wonderfully made.

What’s fun for you? What might make you smile. Here are a few ideas.

  1. Say a prayer of gratitude for your life and for little things that make you smile.
  2. Read your favorite scripture from the Bible
  3. When I was taking care of my Mom, when someone came to watch her for me, what was fun for me was…make a guess…Yes. You got it. Sleeping for an hour was fun for me.
  4. Take a warm bath.
  5. Take a hot shower.
  6. Walk in a garden, a park, or down your street.
  7. Watch one of your favorite movies.
  8. Drink a cup of hot tea or hot chocolate.
  9. Call a friend. Ask them to share a funny story or good news with you.
  10. Listen to your favorite music.
  11. Draw or paint a picture.
  12. Read a book or look at comics to help you smile.
  13. Get a massage. Ah. A soft massage is so comforting. 
  14. Get a manicure or pedicure. Getting polish with sparkles in it makes me smile. I’ve seen men getting manicures and pedicures, too…with no polish.
  15. Play a game.
  16. Take silly pictures.
  17. Do a google search for fun things to do near you. Amazing ideas will come up.

Each of you has many things that make you smile, that brings you joy. These are the things that are good for your mental, physical, and spiritual well-being. They will help you relax and enjoy being you. Go for it.

I did a post on this in July 2020. “Do Something Fun Today:” https://joanyedwards.com/do-something-fun-today/ I feel so strongly about this that I wrote this one for you today.

Please share with me 3 things you like to do that make you smile. I love hearing from you. More resources below my signature.

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  1. Good Housekeeping. “100+ Creative Things to Do When You’re Bored to Pass the Time:”  https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/a26872864/what-to-do-when-bored/
  2. Jeff Payleitner. “What If God Wrote Your Bucket List? https://www.christianbook.com/wrote-bucket-things-dont-want-miss/jay-payleitner/9780736962704/pd/962704
  3.  Check out the inspiring and funny quotes here: Inspiring Quotes. https://www.inspiringquotes.com 
  4. Joan Y. Edwards. “Do Something Fun Today”
  5. “Funny Times:” https://funnytimes.com/ 
  6. Bill Harvey. “The Odds:”  http://www.beholdcomics.com/gallery2.htm

Wonderfully Funny Analogies and Metaphors

Dear Honored Readers,

Humor is good for your spirit, it helps keep you going. It heals you from the tip of your toes, to the top layer of hairs on your head.

To help you keep on going, read my post.


According to SNOPES.COM The following humorous analogies and metaphors came from the Washington Post’s Style Invitational from 1995 and 1999. On the internet they are often credited as collections from actual analogies and metaphors found in high school essays. Snopes says this is not true. Wherever they came from, they brought so much laughter to David Greenberg at the Oregon Coast Children’s Book Writers Workshop this year that he could hardly read them. That’s when the laughter got so contagious, the whole room laughed with him. I hope these descriptions bring you much laughter.

If you enjoy the following descriptions, you might enjoy Richard Lederer’s Book, “Anguished English.”

I. Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two sides gently compressed by a Thigh Master.
2. His thoughts tumbled in his head, making and breaking alliances like underpants in a dryer without Cling Free.
3. He spoke with the wisdom that can only come from experience, like a guy who went blind because he looked at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it and now goes around the country speaking at high schools about the dangers of looking at a solar eclipse
without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it.
4. She grew on him like she was a colony of E. Coli, and he was room-temperature Canadian beef.
5. She had a deep, throaty, genuine laugh, like that sound a dog makes just before it throws up.
6. Her vocabulary was as bad as, like, whatever.
7. He was as tall as a six-foot, three-inch tree.
8. The revelation that his marriage of 30 years had disintegrated because of his wife’s infidelity came as a rude shock, like a surcharge at a
formerly surcharge-free ATM machine.
9. The little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way a bowling ball wouldn’t.
10. McBride fell 12 stories, hitting the pavement like a Hefty bag filled with vegetable soup.
II. From the attic came an unearthly howl. The whole scene had an eerie, surreal quality, like when you’re on vacation in another city and
Jeopardy comes on at 7:00 p.m. Instead of 7:30.
12. Her hair glistened in the rain like a nose hair after a sneeze.
13. The hailstones leaped from the pavement, just like maggots when you fry them in hot grease.
14. Long separated by cruel fate, the star-crossed lovers raced across the grassy field toward each other like two freight trains, one having left Cleveland at 6:36 p.m. Traveling at 55 mph, the other from Topeka at 4:19 p.m. At a speed of 35 mph.
15. They lived in a typical suburban neighborhood with picket fences that resembled Nancy Kerrigan’s teeth.
16. John and Mary had never met. They were like two hummingbirds who had also never met.
17. He fell for her like his heart was a mob informant, and she was the East River.
18. Even in his last years, Granddad had a mind like a steel trap, only one that had been left out so long, it had rusted shut.
19. Shots rang out, as shots are wont to do.
20. The plan was simple, like my brother-in-law Phil. But unlike Phil, this plan just might work.
21. The young fighter had a hungry look, the kind you get from not eating for a while.
22. He was as lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical lame duck, either, but a real duck that was actually lame, maybe from stepping on a land
mine or something.
23. The ballerina rose gracefully en Pointe and extended one slender leg behind her, like a dog at a fire hydrant.
24. It was an American tradition, like fathers chasing kids around with power tools.
25. He was deeply in love. When she spoke, he thought he heard bells, as if she were a garbage truck backing up.

I hope you are laughing so hard, you feel rejuvenated all over!

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