REV. CORNEL DUNMORE
Catch of the Day DC Church
To get someone or group to smile
To release dopamine
WHAT IS DOPAMINE?
Dopamine is a type of brain chemical called a neurotransmitter.
It is associated with feelings of euphoria, bliss, motivation,
and concentration. It is known as the “feel-good hormone.”
MY INSPIRATION FOR THE 60 DAYS SMILE CHALLENGE
To reverse hidden unhappiness, fear, anger, anxiety and depression. The Heavenly made men and women to be emotional. Tragedy, trauma and death affects our emotional well being.
When we are provoked or unhappy our neurotransmitters causes sadness, impatience, panic attacks and emotional distress. Emotional distress leads to us acting ungodly, unseemly and illegal many times.
A simple smile, hug, kind act or positive words can relax us, relieve stress and cause us to think before we say or do something that we regret. A smile will release dopamine and help reverse many negative, contrariness and foul thoughts. Smiling is good for our mental health.
I was also inspired by Washington, DC, Music Teacher and Jazz Recording Artist Lori Williams song entitled: “Where’s That Smile?” on her latest CD entitled, OUT OF THE BOX. Listen now: https://youtu.be/wZMpVCdTlUk
BENEFITS OF A SMILE
It’s a scientific fact that a smile releases dopamine. This chemical relieves tension, stress and anger. It puts you in a better mood. When you smile at someone, they will generally smile at you. They too will release dopamine. The Heavenly Father has given us the power and capacity to help ourselves and other individuals when we smile.
So, where’s your smile?
Together, we can relieve stress, anger and fear. We can heal ourselves and others of anger, unhappiness, negativity, pessimism and emotional pain. Join the challenge! Let’s smile and affirm each other with kind words. Let stop speaking negativity.
No more verbal abuse, put downs, cursing at each other using expletives. Let’s be calm and not holler and rant at each other. Let’s be quick to forgive and apologize whether we are right or wrong. We can and should do better. The Heavenly Father is watching.
Jesus said, “Every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account for the use of it in the day of judgment.” (Matthew 12:36)
“A glad heart makes a happy face; a broken heart crushes the spirit.
“A cheerful look brings joy to the heart; good news makes for good health.”
“A joyful heart is good medicine, but depression drains one’s strength.”
“Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.”
Wednesday, February 13
Sunday, April 14
Sunday, April 21
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Text SMILE to 99000 to win prizes
Enter your name and email to win a prize. The winners will be notified by
text and phone call. Your prize(s) will be shipped to you by Amazon.
Download and print #Smiley handheld poster; Take selfies at your favorite hangouts, places and locations; Put your handheld poster in front of you and friends while smiling; Post your photos and videos to Catch1Today Facebook Page; Tag your friends, i.e., @JohnDoe; Give thanks and tell us why you choose to smile; Use Hashtags: #Smile| #BeHappy | #Rejoice
The person who gets the most people to smile, take photos and videos and post them to Facebook will win FIRST PLACE: SMILEY EVANGELIST OF THE YEAR AWARD and BOSE Q35 HEADPHONE. SECOND PLACE will win $50 cash; and THIRD PLACE will win a $25 gift card.
LISTEN TO OUR THEME SONG ON YOUTUBE
“Where’s That Smile” by Lori Williams
GET CREATIVE AND HAVE FUN
Make your photos and videos interesting and fun: Selfie with Duo, Trio, Group, Yellow Smiley Face Banner or Backdrop, One Minute Audio Clip Telling Why You Are Happy, Yellow and Brown Face Paint Photo, Smiley Stickers, Smiley Buttons, Yellow Smiley Cup Cakes and Cakes, All Yellow Special Event, Photo with Your Favorite Family Member, Classmate, Couple, Senior Citizen, Retail Store Owner, Restaurant Server and/or Manager, Grocery Store Cashier, Mail Delivery person, Neighbor, Newborn Baby, Elementary, Middle and High School Classmates, Teacher and Principal.
Take a Smiley Photo with Your Pet.
Use yellow backgrounds to create positive messages and post them often. Include Yellow Balloons, Sunflowers, Rain Coats, Hats, Caps, Head Bands, Scarfs, Gloves, Shirts, Blouses, Socks, Neck Ties, Wrist Bracelets and Buttons in your photos.
WHERE’S THAT SMILE SERMON
BY REV. DUNMORE