Living A FUNtastic Life (Part 33)

by Patrick Liew on September 14, 2011

There is a crazy stunt that I do every now and then.

While I am driving, if I see a stranger sitting all by himself or herself at a bus stop, I will smile at him/her.

Then I will wave at the person.

I will do it in a kind and friendly way.

I have found, in most cases, that the person will wave back at me.

As the saying goes, there are no strangers in this world, only friends we have not met.

In the same way, life is like a mirror. If you smile at it, it will smile back at you.

I’m sure you’ve heard of the saying by Stanley Gordon West, “Smile and the world smiles with you, cry and you cry alone.”

I’ve learned that friendliness can lead to an increase in the level of happiness.

When I am friendly, I will attract more friends. There will be more people to walk with me along the journey of life.

There will be more people to encourage me and support me. In times of need, I will have more friends to share my burden with and to help me.

By smiling and laughing, I can decrease my stress hormones.

In addition, I can increase the level of beta-endorphins, the chemicals that will improve my mood. It can also increase the level of human growth hormones to help me become a healthier person.

This improvement in emotional well-being can reduce stress level and help me respond better to challenges in life. It can enhance my relationships and help me enjoy my life.

What’s important is that it does not take a lot of effort to smile and laugh. I can start doing it right now.

I can relax, have fun, and enjoy life. I can look out for interesting and funny incidents in life to amuse myself.

I can smile and laugh all the way to a happier and more successful life.


I hope this message will find a place in your heart.

By the way, I have also recorded other reflections.

Please go to ‘Notes’ found below my profile picture.

Visit my Inspiration blog at

Visit my Transformation blog at

Please read them and continue to teach me.

Life is FUNtastic!


Question: How can we smile and laugh more often in life?


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