There have been a number of studies done on happiness and joy and how it affects those around us and ourselves. Smiling is said to be good for the heart muscles as it lowers cortisol levels and ups our doses of endorphines and dopamine. And laughter is just downright good for the soul.
It seems like everywhere you turn today---the television news casts, the internet, printed news media---all they have to show us are stories of strife, heartache and financial destitution in the heart of America and elsewhere across the globe. While these things cannot be ignored, we can pepper them with silver linings and positive actions.
So I present to you a challenge, fellow Edenites! Everyday for the next week, I ask that you go out of your way for people you don't know and those you know and love well.
Maybe it's a smile to a stranger on the subway or a compassionate look and nod as you hold open the door for a mother juggling her kids and their stuff in a crowded store. Maybe it's something as simple as not picking the battle with your lover, even though you know you would win with your logic and stubbornness.
Then, come back here and tell us how you spread the joy! Or if you already do these things, tell us a significant story where your act of kindness completely changed someone's day! I look forward to hearing about your experiences and sharing my own! Your responses will be added to the Facebook feed for Edenfantasys!
And don't forget to head over to EdenCafe to check out the prizes for this weeks give away! First prize is a Mio and ID Moments lubricant. Second prize is a $50 gift card and third prize is a $25 gift card to Edenfantasys. Good luck, everyone!