Sometimes our ailments and disabilities can seriously hamper what we have grown to accept as our normal lifestyle. Personal courage and the support of family and friends can go a long way to accepting and overcoming our problems.

It seems the advice so often given in times of trial is to keep smiling.  A smile expresses our feelings of happiness and positivity. Smiling tends to spread joy and it is said that a smile can be contagious.

Smiling can be a shallow exercise, unless others return our smile. When that happens it’s easy to see how smiling can build and develop friendships.

If our smiles can be converted to laughs when all around us is doom and gloom, then we can engender hope into a situation.  It is then we realise the impact and immense power found in a sincere smile.

I’m Peter Mack and that’s life.

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