Today I’m blogging from the courtyard at the Frick Collection. It’s not a big area, but with sculpture, flower beds and an indoor fountain it feels as if this is where New York city keeps Spring during the cold Winter months.

Sitting amidst all these incredible works of art (the Turner’s have always been my favorite) I can’t help but wonder if surrounding yourself with beautiful art can make you more creative.

I’m sure most of us are familiar with the nature vs nurture dichotomy of human development. But another important part of the equation is whether we develop from the inside out, or from the outside in. Think about it: are you who you are because of what’s inside you, or what’s all around you?

Can our names that we’re given before we’re even born affect who we become?

Can smiling on the outside make us happier on the inside?

My only advice is do it – and then you’ll find out for yourself.

Can Smiling Make You Happy?
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