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by M. D. Gray


Smilosophy: Getting More Smileage Out of...


5 out of 5 stars Miles of Smiles

“The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.” –Allan K. Chamlers

Michael Gray is the owner and founder of Stage of Life Publications and author of the concept called: Smilosophy. He lives in Shreveport, Lousiana and publishes a website and free electronic bi-monthly newsletter at stageoflife.net. 

Mr. Gray has also written several articles for various publications and definitely seems to have found many things in life to smile about. His daughter Amie is very fortunate to have such a positive role model for a father.

In this beautiful golden book, Michael Gray discusses a variety of smiles and in twelve chapters:

The Universal Language
The Smile Zone
Sacred Smiles
Illusions of a Smile
The Insatiable Smile
Smile for Your Health
Famous Smiles
Smilosphies for Life
The Birth of Smiley
100 Things to Smile About
Have a Nice Day

Throughout these chapters, the author weaves quotes and songs between his own writing. He draws on inspiration from “The Velveteen Rabbit,” “Simple Things” by Jim Brickman, “The Prayer of Jebez” by Bruce Wilkinson, and “The Power of Positive Thinking” by Norman Vincent Peale.

You will also find a list of recommended web sites, a list of things to smile about and a list of acronyms and emoticons he calls the “hieroglyphics” of the new millennium. There are some interesting ideas for how you can overcome depression and scientific information on how a smile can actually cool your brain.

I found out what all the cyber-smiles mean and which ones to use and not to use. While I had been using ;->, I should have been using :-> or ;-). I especially loved all the quotes in the Smilosophies For Life chapter.

A useful little book to help you develop your own "Smilosophy."  There are a few pages in the back of the book for you to write your own thoughts.

~The Rebecca Review 


"It has been said that it takes 43 muscles to frown, but only
17 muscles to smile and that makes it 2.5 times easier to smile." ~Michael D. Gray


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