After all the events that have happened recently, in politics and the election, many of us are left feeling enraged, distraught, concerned, and saddened. But, I don't want to talk about that today. I want to list the reasons you should smile. the things you have to be happy about, because even in times of stress and anger, I think we should try our best to remain positive. So, lo and behold, 21 reasons to smile!:
1. You've been happy, joyful, and smiling in the past.
2. The voice actors of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse got married in real life
3. Everything that makes us up, our calcium, protein, iron, etc. were all made in the interiors of dying stars. That means that we're basically all made out of star dust.
4. With all the technology, transportation, food, and entertainment that we have, we are basically living in the future that people in the past dreamed of.
5. Somewhere in the world, a baby is laughing for the first time.
6. Your smile makes other people happy. After all, "When you're smiling', the whole world smiles with you." -Louis Armstrong.
8. You've had success, achievements, and happy moments.
9. You're unique. You have so many different wonderful qualities. There's no one exactly like you anywhere else in the world. You are an individual.
10. Hamilton + Lin Manuel Miranda's tweets
11. Someone has smiled at you in the past/returned a smile you gave them.
12. Smiling is a natural human reaction. Even blind people smile, even though they have never seen someone smile before.
13. J.K Rowling invented the legendary names of the Hogwarts Houses......on the back of an airplane barf bag.
14. Someone in this world deeply cares about you.
15. When male puppies play with female puppies, they will let the female win on purpose.
16. It's nearly impossible to laugh without smiling first.
17. How much ever food you eat, there will always be plenty more delicious foods to be discovered.
19. No matter how many books you read, there will always be amazing new books to discover.
21. You're alive. You're breathing, your heart is beating, your blood is flowing. And you should smile because of that. You should smile because you are lucky enough to experience all the wonderful things on this planet. You're blessed with a life, and you can choose what you want to do with it. If for nothing else, smile because of this.
I hope that made you smile! Have a great week!