What Does a Smile Mean to You?
It brings rest to the weary, cheer to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad and is nature's best antidote for trouble.
Yet it cannot be borrowed or stolen, for it is something of no value to anyone unless it is given away
None needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give.
We are drawn to people who smile, as smiling makes us attractive. It can change our mood, if we feel down, and we put on a smile, more often than not, the smile becomes real.
When a person is smiling they light up the room, as smiling is contagious, it will relieve stress and make things easier to deal with.
Smiling people seem more confident, and smiling at meetings and appointments will have people reacting positively toward you.
Smiling will enhance your immune system and lowers your blood pressure, possibly because you are more relaxed. Smiling releases endorphins and Serotonin which makes us feel good.
The muscles we use to smile lift the face so making a person appear younger.
Words to Describe a Smile
Wreathed in Smiles
Smiled like a Cheshire Cat
Happiness starts with a smile
The older you are the less you tend to smile, just look at children they are smiling all the time.
As we get older we must practice smiling.
- Now for a week, remind yourself to smile throughout your day, it is so simple, but your life will be better. Decide what your reminders are going to be, maybe when the phone rings, or email beeps, just ensure you smile throughout the day for a week.
- People can feel the smile through the phone, as your voice lightens and the tone changes.
- Smiling will reduce negativity, it hard to hold negative thoughts when you have a truly big smile on your face.
- Take a deep breath or two when you smile, and the deep breathing will release the tension and relax you.
- Take smiling to the top level by laughing. A belly laugh, laugh out loud, roll around laughing, that is what we are aiming for.
- Find things to laugh about every day this week, read jokes, talk to funny people, listen to comedians, find things to make you laugh.
Do this exercise, every time you feel down. It is simplistic, but it works.
Nat King Cole singing the Charlie Chaplin classic "SMILE".
Lyrics to SMILE
Smile though your heart is breaking
Smile even though it's aching
When there are clouds in the sky, you'll get by
If you smile through your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow,
you'll see the sun come singing through.
Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness
Although a tear may be ever so near
That's the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what's the use of crying
You'll find that life is still worthwhile,
If you just smile.
Smile lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, EMI Music
© 2012 Shelley Watson
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