Monday, November 8, 2010

Creativity Exercise: Smile

Do I want you to smile? Absolutely. It's good for you. But we're going beyond your beautiful grin.

In the next two hours, I want you to do something specifically designed to make someone else smile. Like what? Well, you could compliment a barista. Really listen to a kid. Mail a note to someone you miss. Bake an unexpected cake for the neighbors. Post a nice comment on my blog.*

There are a million ways to create happiness. Find one in the next two hours.

P.S. What's the longest word in the English language? Smiles ... there's a mile between the first and last letter. (Did that work? Did you smile? Cool!)

*No, it's not all about me. But your comments do make me smile.


Lezlie said...

*groan* (That was for the joke)

Thanks for the reminder, Jan. I'm going to send an email to my parents that I've been thinking about for a while. I'm working through a creativity book, and came across an exercise where it asked all kinds of questions about what I lacked as a kid. Other than a pony, there was very little else I remember lacking. I thought they should know.

Jan said...

I bet your parents were tickled with the email! And, if it makes you feel less deprived, 99 percent of us didn't get that pony.