"Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your
smile can be the source of your joy."
--Thich Nhat Hanh
"Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic."
Nearly everyone recognizes the effect our emotions have on our
physical appearance. Anger forms a frown on your face, pain a grimace.
What we often miss is that this works in reverse as well. Choosing to
smile even when it is unnatural, can in turn create a happier mood in
you. Acting joyful and enthusiastic can bring about joy and enthusiasm
in you. Knowing this, it is completely in your control to bring about
the emotions in yourself that you desire. You are in control.