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Today's Smile: Sometimes, Smiles Are Contagious

For friends in treatment: one daily smile, laugh or thing of beauty

The Contagious Laugh — I dare you to not laugh along with this baby who teaches us how to see the wonder of the world in the most commonplace of things.

Even at a time of supreme stress, humanity and art combine to infuse the spirit. 

This animal is always smiling. 

(For a discussion of what prompted the Smile a Day column, see an earlier post)


Click here for my book (one of O: The Oprah Magazine's 10 Titles to Pick Up in May; with Foreword by New York Times columnist David Brooks): The House on Crash Corner and Other Unavoidable Calamities—about the sad, hilarious and meaningful ways we deal with the crises in our lives. 

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Mindy Greenstein, Ph.D., is a psycho-oncologist and author of The House on Crash Corner and Other Unavoidable Calamities.


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