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Benefits of Smiling
The Benefits of Smiling
There are many reasons as to why you should smileJ and you will find them as you read this article. So when you are reading this I want you to have a warm smile on your face and appreciate smiling.
According to Islam, smiling is charity. If you are unable to give charity with money and materials then you should simply smile.
Prophet Muhammad, (peace and blessings be upon
him), is reported to have said:
"There is no person who does not have the obligation of (doing) charity every day that the sun rises."
Whereupon he was asked: "O messenger of God, wherefrom would we get something to give in charity (so often)?" To which he, (peace be upon him), replied:
"Indeed the gates to goodness are many: glorifying God, praising Him, magnifying Him, saying 'There is no god but Allah', enjoining the good and forbidding the wrong, removing (any source of harm from the road, listening to the aggrieved, guiding the blind, showing the seeker his need, striving as far as your two legs could carry you and with deep concern to give succour to him who asks, carrying with the strength of your arms (the burdens of) the weak. All these are (acts of) charity which are an obligation on you." And he added:
"And your smiling in the face of your brother is charity, your removing of stones and thorns from people's paths is charity, and your guiding a man gone astray in the world is charity for you."
Smiling Helps You Stay Positive Try this simple test: Smile. Now try to think of something negative without losing the smile. It's very difficult. When we smile our body is sending the rest of us a message that "Life is Great!" Stay away from depression, stress and worry by smiling.
Smiling Can Change Your Mood Whenever you are feeling down; try smiling, it may be hard to do so at first but don’t give up. You should notice your mood changing for the better. Smiling can trick the body into helping you change your mood.
Smiling Brings Happiness When you’re smiling you lighten up the room, change the moods of others, and make things happier. A smiling person brings happiness with them. Notice how you draw people to you just by smiling.
Smiling Reduces Stress Often stresses can really show up on our faces. To eliminate this stressed look smile. Smiling helps to prevent us from looking tired, worn down, and overwhelmed. As I have mentioned above smiling will also change your mood. So the stress should be reduced allowing you to take more action.
Smiling Boosts Your Immune System
Smiling helps the immune system to work better. When you smile, immune function improves possibly because you are more relaxed. Prevent the flu and colds by smiling.
Smiling Lowers Your Blood Pressure
Yes, it’s true. Smiling does actually show a measurable reduction in your blood pressure. Why don’t you try this if you have a blood pressure monitor at home? Sit for a few minutes, take a reading. Then smile for a minute and take another reading while still smiling. Do you notice a difference?
Smiling Releases Endorphins, Natural Pain Killers and Serotonin Studies have shown that smiling releases endorphins, natural pain killers, and serotonin. Together these three make us feel good. Say no ineffective and harmful drugs. Smiling is a natural drug.
Smiling Lifts the Face and Makes You Look Younger When you smile you use certain muscles and these lift your face making you look younger.Smile your way through the day -- you'll look younger and feel better.
Smiling Gives You Confidence
Make yourself more approachable and increase your chances of getting promoted by smiling. Smiling makes you seem more confident and enables you to believe in yourself. Next time you attend a meeting or interview smile and notice how people react differently to you.
Smiling Attracts People To Us
Smiling is a natural attraction factor. We are drawn to people who smile. Frowns, scowls and grimaces all push people away -- but a smile draws them in. Give it a go when next time you are in a situation when you don’t know anyone and watch how you make friends.
I hope this has been of benefit to you all :)