Day 8 - Share the Spirit
My strategy for dealing with this week is very simple … I just smile at everyone I meet.
I'm sure you are thinking, " Really? This is the best you can offer, Mr. Certified Life Coach?"
As a matter of fact, it is. I am continually amazed by the power of a smile. That grumpy clerk is suddenly nice to me. That harried shopper let's me in line in front of them. The crabby drivers give me more room. More amazingly, they start smiling as well. And the people they smile at smile back. Soon, most of the people around me are smiling.
The more I smile during the holidays, the better I feel. It completely changes my experience. I'm less stressed and everything seems to fall into place. I enjoy the holiday sights, sounds, and even the shopping.
If you don't believe me, try the smile experiment. Smile at the people around you and see how they respond. Smiles are contagious and you'll feel good about sharing the blessing.