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Say It Like It Is and Give a Smile Away Today

Updated on August 29, 2012

'Smile', piano solo. Listen as you read.

Laughter is good for the soul, and smiles are exceptional greetings for friends.

"A merry heart does good' is what the Good Book says. So does the medical establishment, the psychiatric association, the television counselor, the self-help author, and maybe your grandparents. Maybe you!

So let's read between the lines, put some words together, add some verbal feeling, and give ourselves some tasty medicine. Let's have a cheerful smile session together. It won't take long and the benefits are longlasting.


Yes, even the silly horse laugh is sometimes in order!

Did you ever wanna get out of the rat-race? Me too. Smile as you're going, and don't getcher tail caught as you leave!

Roses are red, marigolds bad. Take out the trash or you'll wish you had!

Time is less than a micro-nano-quark of eternity. Take time to Laugh!!

Smiles ARE contagious. Catch one, then GIVE it away!

The only notes I sing are not-able! But I try. Go ahead, laugh!

Everybody's grandkids are special, but mine are just more special!

How many muscles to put a smile on your face?

Our face uses more muscles to frown than it does to smile! So if you are hesitant about doing exercise, just feel free to smile. Save the frown for sometime later. Maybe even forget where you left it.

There is no agreement found on the number of muscles it takes to smile - vs. a frown. says it takes 17 to smile and 43 to frown. The Washington Post states it takes 13 muscles to smile and 33 to frown. The New York Times states it requires 10 muscles to smile and 100 to frown. gives a smile 22 muscles and a frown 37. But Dr. David Song M.D. a plastic surgeon at the Univeristy of Chicago Hospital states it takes one more to smile than to frown - 12 and 11. Smile anyway :-)


Remember the song?

Smile, when your heart is aching, smile even though it's breaking. When there are clouds in the sky, you'll get by. If you'll smile through your fear and sorrow, smile, and may be tomorrow you'll see the sun come shining through...If you'll just smile...


The giggly innocence of a chld's smile delights that same niche down in your own heart. Respond with your own, and keep in practice. Smiles are ageless!


We may say today, 'Nothing much good is ever FREE!''s a FREE SMILE!  You can HAVE it for free and use it forever!

Been feeling BIONIC lately? I have some too: Teeth implants, eyeglasses, falsies, hearing aid, screws and metal. Whatever!


Yikes!  The flu is contagious!  But so are smiles, and we want to spread them around! Go for it!  Slather them all over the place. 

Heard any good jokes lately? Got any good gossip, the latest? Me neither!

I gotcha, I gotcha! I smiled first :-)


Left-handed poeple are especially smart, creative and efficient. That is why they can write so well with the wrong hand!

Sure, keep on smiling...everyone will wonder what you have been up to.

Time is what keeps everything from happening at once. God knew this and that is why He made moments.

Today is the day after the day when you were so worried about tomorrow. See?

Hey! Ballgames aren't everything! There is Scrabble.  Or TV.

T.G.I.F. -- Thank Goodness, It's Free! Give a smile!

Fred Flintstone's nephew wanted to know what a 'yabba-dabba' does. Uncle Fred told him it didn't do anything!

What in blazes does 'politically incorrect' mean?


I know your day is busy and your schedule is tight. But here's a wish to let you know, you're loved with all my might!  SMILE!

I'm smiling too, just thinkin' of You!

Time is a diverse quotient, for it is both long and short - fast and slow. Yet its value remains the same. Factor it wisely.

My author-itis has been acting up lately. Got any helpful pointers?

A smile does not entitle the smile-ee to cheat at Scrabble!

Do you know what goes with a nice old codger? Yes, a delighted grandchild!

 Whatcha doing today that I can do witcha?

Support your local police.  Drive fast!

The latest greatest cure-all is now said to be...Yesterday!


As we get older it is nice that our wrinkles make our smiles look bigger!

Just thought I would perform my random act of kindness for today...

                                         You're it!


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    • frogyfish profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Central United States of America

      coffeegginmyrice, your story is great...and you did GOOD! Thank you for sharing the smiles!

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      I work for customer service and I always make it a point that I do not choose my customers but treat them all equal with a bright, cheerful and a true smile each time. It will not just make most of them accept the cheerfulness I possess and readily given away, but it makes me joyful at the end of a work day bringing my customers smiles and laughter back home with me.

      For some reason, there are a few who cannot take a smile. One customer of mine became angry and said to me, "Why are you laughing at me?!!" I thought he was joking and I said to him, "Sir, I wasn't laughing at you but I was smiling when I thanked and wished you to have a nice day." He became angrier this time and yelled, "Why are you laughing at me, I DON'T KNOW YOU!" I continued to say and SMILE in a friendly and cheerful voice (the cheerful me) to this man and said, "Have a nice day, sir! HAVE A NICE DAY!" He stormed out!!

    • frogyfish profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Central United States of America

      innerspin, you are right about a nice day full of smiles. Thank you for visiting.

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      Kim Kennedy 

      7 years ago from uk

      Had to read this when I saw the horse picture. That made me smile! It does make for a nicer day when you see people smiling. Thanks for the hub.

    • frogyfish profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Central United States of America

      Sunshine625, smiles are great free gifts aren't they. You are welcome!

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      7 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I'm glad smiles are free, cause we could never get eough of them. Thank you for all the smiles! :)

    • frogyfish profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Central United States of America

      Jamie Brock, thanks for your big smiles! Glad they are all free, and fun to give!

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      Jamie Brock 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Oh my Goodness.. I love this hub! How could someone read this without smiling the whole way through.. I sure did :) I love the horse smile.. tee hee!

    • frogyfish profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Central United States of America

      Lita C. Malicdem, your question is indeed a part I think we adults let too many things get in the way of RETURNNG a sweet smile - even to strangers. Your smile and wink is a positive response and I'm glad you share it so sweetly! Thank you for your visit here too. :-)

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      Lita C. Malicdem 

      7 years ago from Philippines

      This is a great hub of smiles. It brings back my childhood memories and a big question that taunts me to this day. I never left an eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation with everybody I met anywhere with my sweetest SMILE- but why did people especially adults didn't smile back? So as I grow old, I see to it that I smile with an added wink at children even if they seem not to understand it. You just put a smile on my face this early morning. Thank you!

    • frogyfish profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Central United States of America

      Civil War Bob...I cracked up at your comment! Guess that's ok with you...Thanks for visiting and leaving a great laugh!

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      Civil War Bob 

      7 years ago from Glenside, Pennsylvania

      Never watch a flock of geese fly overhead with your mouth open!! ;) Hub voted up, funny, and interesting.

    • frogyfish profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Central United States of America

      Thank you Duchess OBlunt, I'll gladly accept it. And right back atcha too! :-)

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      Duchess OBlunt 

      9 years ago

      Sending you a virtual smile frogyfish. (It's been 8 months since your last one!)

      TGIF :)

    • frogyfish profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Central United States of America

      Thank you for smiling at me Michael Willis - and you are right about our world needing more of them. :-)

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      Michael Willis 

      9 years ago from Arkansas

      Very uplifting and enjoyable hub! Great hub here! If everyone would smile a bit more life would be far more wonderful.

    • frogyfish profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Central United States of America

      DeBorrah K. Ogans, you are such a wonderful hubber, and your sweet words are just like you. Thank you for sharing your smile, and your comment. Blessings back your way!

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 

      9 years ago

      Frogyfish, This is a precious treat! My heart was smiling All the way through this and still is... Thank you for sharing, In His love and Blessings! Wonderful! (:-)

    • frogyfish profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Central United States of America

      Thanks for sharing Make Money. Dogs are such wonderful 'owners'! :-)

      And thanks for becoming my fan too! You're great!

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      Make Money 

      10 years ago from Ontario

      Smiling with you frogyfish.  Nice hub. You know how dogs show their teeth when they are mad.  Well my sister has an Australian Shepard that smiles by showing it's teeth.  Seriously.  It wags it's tail while showing it's teeth.  You do something for it and it smiles for you.  Happy dog. :-)


    • frogyfish profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Central United States of America

      Peggy W, I could always use the 'exercise' anyway, huh? Thanks for smiling at me!

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      Peggy Woods 

      10 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I'm smiling! I'm smiling! I don't care how many muscles it takes!

    • frogyfish profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Central United States of America

      Thank you dear ladies, four!  I'm enjoying your smile sessions too!  Thank you for stopping by, and commenting too. :-)

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      10 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      I'm smiling, I'm smiling...can you see? LOL :-) Happy smiles day!

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      10 years ago from MA, USA

      Just dropped by to give you a smile :)

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      10 years ago from Cornwall

      Smiled all the way through this, one for you , one for him.

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      10 years ago from India

      :) Thank Goodness, It's Free!

      Oh you are so right...And yet people can be so miserly with it.

      wishing you miles of smiles.....


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