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Smiling is Good for You; Adopt the Smile Habit
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The Benefits of Smiling
The value of a smile cannot be underestimated. I am a born smiler and it has been a valuable asset. Here you will find reasons, why you should adopt the "smile habit" as well!
"Smile and the Whole World Smiles with You"...do you remember that song?
Google Search the term "the benefits of smiling" and you will get tons of results; 30,700,00 links... and it seems to be going up each day! Do you need any more evidence?
So put on your happy face already! It does not cost a dime and your face looks so much friendlier with a smile gracing it!
A happy face does more than just improve your appearance!
Even dogs smile and they don't have to.
Grumpy faces are less attractive and seeing them make us all unhappy. Is that you? Hopefully not!
"A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks". Charles Gordy
Optimists smile and their outlook on life promotes healthier life-styles and longevity. Okay...that reason alone should encourage everyone to smile.
And if the glass is half full as opposed to half empty; consider this: it is physically the same condition. Why be negative when there is no reason to do so?
The best part is, if you smile, even when you do not feel like it, you might even change your own mood for the better. Many people say that...lol. Now I like that! On a rainy day, smile, smile, smile! Maybe it will not change your conditions, but at least you will feel better. Who does not need to feel better?
There is a Difference Between a Fake and a Genuine Smile!
Though you might be able to change your own mood with a fake smile...a real smile can't be faked!
Hmm. I think we all know that by observing people. You don't know why, but something tells you when someone is faking it. That smile just looks "cheesy". There is scientific proof from studies done that real smiles go all the way to the eyes, while fake ones involve only the muscles around the mouth.
Real smiles are involuntary and can't be conjured up at will...so practice at being happy and smiling when you are truly "blissed out" will give you the ability to do one of those smiles that light up a room... those are the ones that are contagious. Did you ever look at a smiling baby and felt compelled to smile back?
That was a real smile at work!
We have a choice at any given moment...To smile or not to smile. There is data to suggest, even if you do not feel like it, if you smile, your mood will improve. Personally, I think it is worth a try, at least your family and co workers will feel better! Do your bit for humanity, eh?
"Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing." Mother Teresa
So from now on, smile even if you don't feel like it. Maybe, just maybe, a few hours later you will find you are doing it naturally! After all, 30 million websites and counting endorsing it can't all be wrong!