Why I Smile and Laugh

“Peace begins with a smile..” - Mother Teresa

Tad’s Happy Bubble:

I love smiling and laughing whenever I meet anyone. I smile to let everyone I meet know that I intend only good things. I smile because smiling empowers me to feel wonderful. I smile because smiling is the best non-verbal way to let anyone know that I am here with you, and that we are really on the same team and that means I want only good things for you. But I laugh because laughter helps me to not take things too seriously. It helps me to communicate that I mean you no harm. But I laugh also because laughter feels good, really good. I think in the past some have thought that I was laughing at them in some mean way. But really, I laugh because no matter how serious a topic I may be on, anything and everything gets better when I laugh at it. Nothing in this life is worth dwelling on negative emotion to me. Death is worth a long laugh. All the hurt in the world is worth a big laugh. And all the uncertainty in the world is also worth a big belly laugh. Not because some of these topics aren’t serious, on the contrary it is because they are so serious that I need to smile and laugh. Smiling and laughing are who I am. I love this about me and I love it about anyone. It is ok to be serious about things, but I would rather smile and laugh and find my solutions for any issues there in my laughter and my smiles. After all, what do I want more of in my life? Do I want more furrowed brows, or more scowls on my face as I walk through all the landmines of life? Or do I want more smiling and laughing as I dance through all the fire of my life where I can delight in my feelings of brevity. I thing you know the answer for me. We are all entitled to take our lives and the issues we face as seriously as we wish. But I find that if we want peace or resolutions for any of our issues in life, then the easier pathway for me is more smiles, more laughs, more connectedness and an acknowledgement that we all have our own experience to live. We can not create meaning about the things in our lives for anyone but ourselves. More importantly, each person’s view on the world is valid, even if we do not agree. I am love. I am joy. I am laughter. I am my smile. I am so very good.

About the author
Tad Inoue is an IFBB Professional League judge, Nutritionist and Professional Diet Coach for many clients and athletes worldwide. Tad has been in the bodybuilding and fitness industry for over 32 years and his clients include professional athletes, top amateur atheletes and all other competitors in figure, bikini, men and women's physique and bodybuilding, as well as individuals interested in optimal health. Tad was a National competitor in the NPC for over 30 years and now focuses his passion, knowledge and experience on helping and instructing others in fitness, wellness and athletic competition. His education includes philosophy, theology, nutrition, biochemistry as well as dietetics. He specializes in contest preparation for Figure, Bikini, men and women's Phyisque, Bodybuilding and fat loss for optimal health. Tad is also a speaker on mindfulness, motivation and joyful positive living.