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Good Vibrations March 5, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness.

Tiggers-R-UsWhen we observe the world around us, we see that happiness is contagious, and travels at the speed of light (or sound).  We can elevate our moods merely by elevating the corners of our mouths . . . SMILE.

Laughing and smiling improves our moods, decreases our stress levels, and encourages others to follow our lead.

When we laugh and smile, we transmit positive energy to others, with no thought required on anyone’s part.  As easily as flicking a switch to illuminate a room, we can fill the world around us with good vibrations.

Cool, huh?

Oh, you’re not convinced yet?

True Story:  Guy in a prison.  No one looks at anyone.  No one smiles at anyone.  It is a dark and unfriendly place.

At the urging of Rick Fields, author of Chop Wood, Carry Water, the inmate experiments with good vibrations. He silently sends positive thoughts to the guards and other inmates.

Without saying a word, he sends thoughts of kindness, hope, compassion, love and gratitude to others.

Nothing happens.  The End.

Just kidding.  {{SMILE}}

Wikipedia ~ American Humor (in Public Domain)

Here’s the real ending to this story:

* As soon as this inmate started sending out positive thoughts,  he instantly noticed a transformation.

* Inmates (who had never looked up before) started to make eye contact with him.

* Guards (not known for pleasant personalities) smiled at him as they passed through the corridors.

He transformed the world around him into a friendlier, less hostile place merely by changing his thoughts.

And . . . not a single word was exchanged.

Quote:  Be the change you wish to see in the world. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

No rules.  Just write!

Related posts:  Cultivating Happiness * Embrace Your Inner Calvin * Love Endures * Dancing with JOY!



1. Graydon Archer - March 5, 2010

Thank you so much for this most wonderful gift! How joyful a way to start off the morning!

nrhatch - March 5, 2010

Your happiness and joy increases my happiness and joy.

Thanks for sharing!

2. Mitzi Swift - March 26, 2010

Amazing! Love it!

3. nrhatch - March 26, 2010


I’ve experimented with this myself and it really works. If I send out silent messages of compassion . . . smiles appear.

4. creatingreciprocity - August 31, 2011

This is a great story – I have a post about laughter queued (given that it doesn’t disappear or prematurely appear!) – can I link this to it?

nrhatch - August 31, 2011

Absolutely! Link away.

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