It takes seventeen muscles to smile and forty-three to frown…

(I think I got a workout today.)

I’ve been told that smiling can influence your mood, turning a bad mood into a better one.

So can breathing, which I often forget to do – at least consciously.

Watercolor and Gouache Gold, Diamond and Aquamarine Ring Rendering (Version 2) by Joana Miranda

But at least I haven’t stopped striving to create beauty

(and I still like licorice.)


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