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101 Good Reasons to Smile

Updated on August 18, 2012
- 101 Good Reasons to Smile, by Rosie2010 -
- 101 Good Reasons to Smile, by Rosie2010 -

101 Good Reasons to Smile

Studies show that smiling makes you more attractive, sincere, sociable, and competent. Say you are already attractive--becoming more attractive, is even better, don't you think? And it doesn't cost you a penny. Such a waste of money being spent on cosmetics and botox to make you look good, when all you need to wear is a smile on your face. So, smile.

1. Smiling makes you more attractive.

2. Smiling makes you look more sincere.

3. Smiling makes you look more competent.

4. Smiling doesn't cost you a penny. It's free!

5. Smiling can save you money.


Smiling lifts the face and makes you look younger. The muscles you use to smile lift the face, making a person appear younger. No more saggy jawline! Great reason to smile, don't you think?

6. Smiling makes you look younger.

7. Smiling gets rid of saggy jawline instantly.


Smiling is good for your health.

Smiling changes your moods for the better, relieves stress, boosts your immune system, lowers our blood pressure, and releases endorphins and serotonin... together these make you feel good, so smiling is a natural drug.

What are endorphins? Endorphins are natural pain killers. Studies show that when body secretes endorphins, lots of good things happen. In addition to decreased feelings of pain, secretion of endorphins leads to feelings of euphoria, modulation of appetite, release of sex hormones, and enhancement of the immune response.

What is serotonin? Serotonin can be considered a "happy" hormone, as it greatly influences an overall sense of well-being. It also helps to regulate moods, temper anxiety, and relieve depression. It is also credited with being a natural sleep aid. It even plays an important role in regulating such things as aggression, appetite, and sexuality.

8. Smiling makes you feel happy. As a result...

9. When you're happy, your spouse/partner is happy.

10. When you're happy, your kids are happy.

11. When you're happy, you feel good about yourself.

12. When feel good about yourself, you work better.

13. When you work better, your boss is happy.

14. When your boss is happy, there's a good chance to get promoted or get a raise.

15. When you get promoted or get a raise, you save money for vacation, kids college, etc.

16. When you save money, you get a safety net when the goings get tough.

See, all the above because you smile, and smiling makes you happy.


17. Smiling helps regulate your appetite. As a result...

18. Smiling can help you lose weight.

19. When you lose weight, you can go shopping for new clothes.

20. When you're wearing new clothes, you look good.

21. When you look good, you feel good.

22. When you feel good, you don't binge on fattening snacks.

Isn't that awesome? All because you smile, and smiling helps modulate your appetite.


23. Smiling releases sex hormones. As a result...

24. Smiling is good for your sex life.

25. Smiling cures "Not tonight, I have a headache" malady.

26. Smiling gets your partner/spouse lucky.

27. When your partner/spouse gets lucky, you get lots of exercise.

28. When you get lots of exercise, you sleep better.

29. When you get a good night sleep, you feel great in the morning.

30. Smiling makes you glow the morning after.

Holy smokes! Smiling is incredible, isn't it?


31. Smiling helps boost the immune system. As a result...

32. Smiling helps prevent colds and flu.

33. If you don't get colds and flu, you don't use your sick days.

34. If you don't use your sick days, you might be able to convert them to vacation days.

35. If you get more vacation days, you get more free time.

36. If you get more free time, you can go play golf or go to the spa.

Isn't that amazing? I, myself, will spend the extra free time, doing chores.. or not.


37. Smiling helps regulate moodiness.

38. Smiling tempers anxiety.

39. Smiling relieves depression.

40. Smiling is natural sleep aid.


Psychologist Professor Diener has found in his research on Subjective Well-Being, happy people live 9 years longer than depressed people. So,

41. Smiling helps you live longer. As a result...

42. When you live longer, you have more time to finish your bucket list.

43. When you live longer, you have more time to spend with your loved ones.

44. When you live longer, you get to see your grandchildren grow.


Have you noticed that when you smile at someone, that someone, more often than not, smiles back at you? That's because smiling is contagious. Well, I'd rather catch a smile than catch a cold, wouldn't you? When someone is smiling they lighten up the room, change the moods of others, and make things happier.

45. Smiling is contagious. As a result...

46. Smiling makes people smile back.

47. When people smile back, they become happy too.

48. When they become happy, they will keep on smiling.

49. When they keep on smiling, they make other people happy.

50. Happy people attract more friends.

51. If you have more friends, more parties and get-together.

52. More parties and get-together mean more beer and more margaritas.

All these just because you smile. Smiling is so cool.


It takes 43 facial muscles to create a frown, and only 17 to generate a smile. Plus frowning gives you wrinkles. So,

53. It is easier to smile than to frown.

54. Smiling prevents wrinkles.


So there you go. Smiling makes you more attractive - that's a big plus. Smiling makes you look younger - OMG, that's a HUGE plus. And to top it off, smiling is good for your health. You need more reasons? Here are some more reasons to smile.

55. Your adorable children. Not so adorable anymore? What about your grandkids? Definitely adorable.

56. Your beloved pets

57. Beautiful flowers

58. Trees

59. Air to breathe

60. Clean water to drink

61. New love

62. Old love

63. Puppies

64. Kittens

65. Love letters

67. Listening to your favorite music

69. Turkey dinner

70. Dr. Seuss

71. Ice-cream

72. KFC

73. The smell of bacon

75. First cup of coffee in the morning

76. First love

77. First kiss

78. Sweet revenge

79. Apple pie a la mode

80. New car

81. Lost two pounds!

82. Dancing in the rain

83. Brangelina breaking up

84. Double chocolate fudge sundae

85. Satin sheets

86. Sunny day

87. Christmas

87. White sand beach

88. Newborn babies

89. Fried green tomatoes

90. Flight on time


Here are some sayings and quotes that will make you smile:

91. It's always darkest before the dawn. So if you're going to steal your neighbor's newspaper, that's the time to do it. - Author Unknown

92. He's turned his life around. He used to be depressed and miserable. Now he's miserable and depressed. - Harry Kalas, on Garry Maddox, 1981

93. A scout troop consists of twelve little kids dressed like schmucks following a big schmuck dressed like a kid. - Jack Benny

94. Dogs are the leaders of the planet. If you see two life forms, one of them’s making a poop, the other one’s carrying it for him, who would you assume is in charge. - Jerry Seinfeld

95. The New England Journal of Medicine reports that 9 out of 10 doctors agree that 1 out of 10 doctors is an idiot. - Jay Leno

96. Families are like fudge... mostly sweet with a few nuts. - Author Unknown

97. They keep saying the right person will come along, I think mine got hit by a truck.- Author Unknown

98. The man who can smile when things go wrong has thought of someone else he can blame it on. - Robert Bloch


101 Good Reasons to Smile, by Rosie2010
101 Good Reasons to Smile, by Rosie2010

99. Friends

“We'll be Friends Forever, won't we, Pooh?' asked Piglet.

Even longer,' Pooh answered.”
- A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh


100. Winnie the Pooh

“How do you spell 'love'?" - Piglet

"You don't spell it...you feel it." - Pooh”
- A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh


A few months ago, I noticed an article on my homepage "Fleckenstein: Inflation, stagflation and you" in Money & Quotes. I thought "What da heck is stagflation?" So I clicked on the article, and I fell in love with the smiling picture of Bill Fleckenstein.

I am not a regular reader of the Money section of my homepage. I had no idea who Bill Fleckenstein was. As it turns out, Bill Fleckenstein is a regular contributor in Contrarian Chronicles, author of the book "Greenspan Bubbles", and the president of Fleckenstein Capital, which manages a hedge fund based in Seattle.

As I was curious if Bill's picture was recent, I also googled his pictures. Well, it turned out it was, but I also found a non-smiling picture of Bill. What a difference! Bill is not so HOT in the non-smiling picture. Still good looking mind, but not so HOT anymore. Needless to say, I prefer the smiling picture of Bill.

- Smile! Smiling makes you happy, more attractive and look younger, by Rosie2010, photo www.fleckensteincapital.com -
- Smile! Smiling makes you happy, more attractive and look younger, by Rosie2010, photo www.fleckensteincapital.com -

101. Falling in love

Isn't smiling the most amazing thing you can do? Smiling is easy to do. It makes you happy, more attractive, and younger looking. And, it's free.

So, are you smiling? Yes? Then, life is good, my friend.


SMILE POLL

How often do you smile?

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Watch this... it'll make you smile

Now, let me leave you with Charlie Chaplin and Nat King Cole singing "Smile"


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  • Tonipet profile image

    Tonette Fornillos 

    7 years ago from The City of Generals

    Lovely hub Rosie! I'm 100% with you, smiling is truly contagious, so let's infect others! You've got that smile too! More awesomeness to you!

  • gg.zaino profile image

    greg g zaino 

    7 years ago from L'America- Big Pine Key, Florida

    HEY ROSIE GIRL, I enjoyed the article and learned something- hurray for you- hurray for me!

    Thanks for the video - very good :)) poor Mom- just wasn't her day.

    I have a face that loves to smile - you can see it in all the smile lines, crows feet, and creases from a lifetime of this positive reaction to life and living...aging- Ha!

    Peace Rosie- good job voted "UP" useful... greg

  • Rosie2010 profile imageAUTHOR

    Rosie Rose 

    7 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya cyy, thanks for dropping by. So glad to meet another Canadian here in Hubs. I'm glad I brightened your day.

    Have a nice day, eh?

    Rosie

  • cyy822 profile image

    cyy822 

    7 years ago from Canada

    Hi to a fellow Canadian and thanks for brightening my day with the great article!

  • Rosie2010 profile imageAUTHOR

    Rosie Rose 

    7 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya imatellmuva, thanks for dropping by. I'm glad I made you smile today. Yes, smiling makes you happy and since it's contagious, you also make others happy. And it doesn't cost us anything. Isn't that cool?

    Have a nice day gf!

    Rosie

  • imatellmuva profile image

    imatellmuva 

    7 years ago from Somewhere in Baltimore

    I smiled through this entire hub! Sometimes we forget the importance of smiling, and how it can help to make you feel cheerful, even after the smile is gone! Great hub Rosie2010...and thank you for helping me to smile today!

  • Rosie2010 profile imageAUTHOR

    Rosie Rose 

    7 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya my dear friend onceuponatime, me too.. I love to smile. Oh that poem is so true.. a smile doesn't cost us anything but means a lot. I'm from Toronto so our Thanksgiving is in October. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving day.

    Have a nice day!

    Rosie

  • Rosie2010 profile imageAUTHOR

    Rosie Rose 

    7 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya Kimberly, thanks for dropping by. It is amazing what a smile can do.. it makes you happy making other people happy. So cool!

    Have a nice day!

    Rosie

  • onceuponatime66 profile image

    Jackie Paulson 

    7 years ago from USA IL

    I love to smile it is contangeious. I love the Poem too. I voted that I smile all the time. It takes less muscles to smile and more to frown. Happy Thanksgiving as you are full from all the food.

  • Kimberly Bunch profile image

    Kimberly Bunch 

    7 years ago from EAST WENATCHEE

    Great stuff! That's the way to do it! ...get people smiling more, it creates a ripple effect and it really does make one feel better.

    =D

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