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Unleash Your Happiness

Posted: 08/09/2012 10:26 am

This post was co-written by Lotay Yang and Mahei Foliaki.

"Think," "believe," "dream," "dare"... these four words represent the foundation of Walt Disney's inspiring legacy. But, they can also assist in creating the conditions for one's lasting happiness. This is true. Consider this phrase: Think and visualize it. Believe it's possible. Dream big. Dare yourself to make it happen.

All of the writers on this post are dedicated to promoting and living a positive life, so we understand just how powerful those words can be. Humanity has been on a perpetual search for the ideas and realities that help us navigate around anything blocking our progress. And no matter how long that takes to achieve, happiness is (and will always be) a non-stop journey.

It is also "an inside job." Yes, it starts with how you feel about yourself. A spoken word, a favorite recipe, and a road trip are among the millions of things that can spark the fire within us that says, "I am worthy." We must build on that feeling, and let our light shine, brightly and consistently. As the advocates of optimism remind us, happy people make others happy.

Readers will notice that each of our tips are complemented by the colorful, eclectic artwork of international artist and designer Isa Zapata. Indeed, her artistic brilliance gives vision and voice to our words. So feast your eyes, continue to celebrate the good, and unleash your happiness!

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And why not?! Make your smile authentic, and give the world a window into your positive thoughts. As an Oprah Magazine article by Jennifer Margulis points out:

When someone smiles out of genuine delight, a facial muscle called the orbicularius oculi involuntarily contracts, crinkling the skin around the eyes. Most of us are incapable of deliberately moving this muscle, which means that when a person fakes a smile, [the] orbicularius oculi likely won't budge.


So be real! As your life can be your message, your smile can be your signature.
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