Which way do your wrinkles turn? Look in the mirror. Go ahead look. Do you see those lines spreading out from the corners of your eyes? Forget those. That’s from too much time in the sun. Squinting does that. Look at the ones around your mouth and over the top of your eyes. Do you see them? Which direction do they go, up or down?
I happen to think that the lines on your face are a reflection of your heart. Okay, granted most of them are there because you inherited your looks from you momma. But not all of them! You made some of those wrinkles yourself. Remember when your momma said, “Stop making that face or it might freeze like that!” Well, guess what? It froze! After a lifetime of repeating the same expressions, you carved your face! So what’d you make? A happy face, or some gloom and doom
Your countenance reflects your heart. Proverbs 15:13 states, “A joyful heart makes a cheerful face. . .” The condition of your heart is written all over your face. When your heart is winsome and filled with joy your wrinkles will turn up. When your heart is sad, or bitter, or morose, your wrinkles will turn down. So if you don’t like what you are seeing on the outside, you should do something about the inside.
That means the best cosmetic is not necessarily Mary Kay or Mabeline. The best thing you can do for your face is deal with your heart. And the path to a healthy heart runs through joy.
How happy are you? When was the last time you laughed out loud? How often do you smile?
According to a report on by the associated press laughter really Is the best medicine. Many studies show that people with a good sense of humor tend to live longer and better. An ABC News 20/20 study concluded, “They used to say express anger. Now they are saying do not have so much. People who get angry easily are four to five times more likely to die by 50. They are less able to fight disease and more susceptible to coronary and all other types of illnesses. One study done on people over the age of 100 revealed that a positive attitude–not diet–played the most significant role in their longevity.”
These findings are old news. Solomon reported similar results nearly three thousand years ago. He wrote,
“A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones,” (Proverbs 17:22)