Smile and the world Smiles with You
Your new exercise for this week’s hero workout is:
Smile at 10 strangers.
You can go for more than 10, if you like, but manage at least 10 people. Take note of their reactions, and how it feels to you. Try to select a wide range of people, various ages, colors, etc. For extra credit, smile at people whom you would not normally be inclined to pick.
When you smile, be sure to use your heart, not just your mouth. In fact, smile with your heart, and your mouth will follow (apologies to Malcolm).
Smiling is one of the six human expressions that appear to be universal, and instinctively understood. (1)
Review The 7 Habits of Heroes. Which habits do you think his exercise helps to develop?
Continue doing last week’s exercise, too.
Don’t worry, you won’t over-train.
*adapted from the Heroic Imagination Project