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Fake Smile = Bad Health

February 23, 2011 — 1 Comment

I think we all do this every once in a while.  I guess we better stop…

From The New York Times:

The Claim: A Fake Smile Can be Bad for Your Health

Published: February 21, 2011

A study looked at bus drivers because their jobs require frequent — and generally courteous — interactions with many people.

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Are you a “fake smiler”?

anniecropI was on a business trip last week and, in addition to the souvenirs I got for Karen (I never come home empty-handed), I came home with severe allergies.  I stayed home from work Monday and, as I sat in my chair, clogged up, napping, and watching TV, our dog Annie caught my eye – totally resting, relaxed, content, looking at me. She always sits so that she can tell if Karen or I move, because that may mean one of two things: play time or a COOKIE! As I looked back at her, it dawned on me – she is always happy, tail wagging, ready to please.  She can be totally out of breath from play, she can be hobbling with a hurt leg, she can be just about to eat her supper, …she can be just about anything: but she is always happy, tail wagging, ready to please.

It got me thinking about one of the Profiles of the Obsessed in Francis Chan’s Crazy Love Chapter 8, which was this past week’s Sunday school lesson:

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