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The Power Of A Smile

Updated on March 16, 2016
Photos are my own unless otherwise noted. Article copyright 12/27/2009.
Photos are my own unless otherwise noted. Article copyright 12/27/2009.

The Power to Change Countless Lives.

Many people do not realize the power of a smile. It can work magic, it can heal emotional pain, and it can remove physical pain.

When you smile at another person you not only let them feel that they are wanted, accepted and appreciated, but you also give encouragement as well.

One simple smile has the power to calm fear, insecurity, hurt, and anxiety. It has the power within it to change the world because smiles can be shared. They are contagious. When you smile at another person you pass all the wonderful benefits of smiling on to that person.

A Smile Shines Into the Heart to Brighten the Gloomiest Mood.

Newly married couple smiling for the wedding photographer.
Newly married couple smiling for the wedding photographer.
Teen girl smiling for the camera.
Teen girl smiling for the camera.

Smiles are Wonderfully Contagious.

You have the power within you to create a smile and there is a lot of power in that expression. Whenever you smile at someone else they are very likely to start smiling too because a smile is infectious. Try it. Tilt up the corner of your lips at someone on the street and the odds are that you will make that person grin back at you

When they smile back then they too will feel a wave of happiness flood throughout their being. For a little while all their physical and emotional aches and pains will miraculously go away.

You have the power within you to change attitudes and to change lives, yet all you have to do is smile.

You smile at someone, and they at another person, and that person at someone else, and the change begins. You have the power to make the world a much nicer place to live in and all you have to do is smile.

Wake up to a little bit of happy first thing in the morning.

Chromo 2slice How Are You / Smiley Face Toaster, White
Chromo 2slice How Are You / Smiley Face Toaster, White

Surround yourself in smiles. Simply seeing a smiling face will cause a smile to creep across your face. You can try to hold your smile in, but it won't work, that silly grin is still going to come out anyways.

 
A smile can make you feel good inside.
A smile can make you feel good inside.

It is a Wonderful Way to Share a Little Happiness?

A smile is one of the most powerful gifts that you can give to another person. That one simple gesture has the ability to lift another into a feeling of intense enjoyment, erase loneliness, and remove physical and emotional pain.

When you share a smile you share happiness. What an amazing gift to give to another.

A smile is beyond value and without value, it is simply a commodity that we share with selfishness. There is tremendous power in a smile and sharing one can be the nicest thing you do.

Sing or Watch Someone Else Sing it Will Gift You a Light Heart.

Little red bird in winter.
Little red bird in winter.
Grandpa and grandma and granddaughter smiling for the camera.
Grandpa and grandma and granddaughter smiling for the camera.

A Little Chemical Message Called an Endorphin is the Cause.

Studies show that when you smile something wonderful happens within your body. You feel happier. Your brain sends a rush of feel good messages throughout your body.

So let's look a little deeper into how smiling makes you happy. Let us take a little tour into the depths of your physiological structure.

Did you know that when you smile you release a chemical message deep within your brain known as an Endorphin? Once released these Endorphins travel down the spine sending feel good messages throughout the rest of your body as they go.

These Endorphins are strong enough to actually have the power to reduce symptoms of physical, or emotional pain, and they will blanket you with a nice warm fuzzy feeling of well being. They are a chemical of approximately the same strength as another feel good chemical that we know as Morphine (wow huh).

Endorphins have the ability to make you feel happy, and whenever you smile, you release them. So even if you are not happy when you begin to smile, you will be after wards, and the more often that you smile then the happier that you will feel.

Smiling has also been proven to be contagious, so you have the power to make other people smile, and you can do this by simply passing a smile to someone else. All you have to do to make someone happy is to smile at them. It's a fact.

Are you a smiley person?

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Harvey R. Ball: The guy who created the smiley.

Smiling just naturally makes you feel happier so help make the world a happier place and share a smile today.

The first smiley was created in 1963 by Harvey R. Ball. Mr. Ball was co-owner of a public relations firm and he created the smiley to help improve the morale of workers within a recently merged insurance company.

The original design of a happy smiling face on a black background was to become famous, yet Mr. Ball never applied for a trademark / copyright for his creation. He received a total of $240.00 for the entire smiley campaign.

Get Outside. Go For a Walk. Feel the Sunshine on Your Face.

Kids playing in a tree.
Kids playing in a tree.

A happy face pancake for breakfast?

Nordic Ware Smiley Face Pancake Pan
Nordic Ware Smiley Face Pancake Pan

Start their day off on a happy note and cook up a smile for those who you love the most. This delightful smiley face cookie jar is sure to get a few smiles going.

 
Winning the lottery is something to make anybody smile.
Winning the lottery is something to make anybody smile.

June 15th is a Power of a Smile Day.

Well it turns out that there is more than one day that is set aside as a day to celebrate the power of a smile. June 15 is officially Power Of A Smile Day. Are you up to the challenge?

All you have to do to celebrate "Power Of A Smile" Day on June 15th is to smile. So get out there and share your smile on this day. Smiles are a universal greeting. So when you see another person share a smile with them. Make someone else's day a little happier.

All you have to do to make someone happy is to smile at them. It's a fact, smile at the world, and it smiles back. You have the power within you to make the world a happier place.

On Power of a Smile Day make the world a happier place by sharing your smiles with as many people as you are able to.

Conserve Energy: It Takes Seventeen Muscles to Smile but it Takes Forty-Three to Frown.

Husband smiling as he peels vegetables for supper.
Husband smiling as he peels vegetables for supper.

Do you believe in the power of a smile?

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      pkmcr 7 years ago from Cheshire UK

      Really nice lens which made me smile - Blessed by a Squid Angel :-)

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      Davidfstillwagon 7 years ago

      terrific and inspirational lens! 5* and fav'd it

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      Bambi Watson 7 years ago

      Well, I'm just a sucker for anything with a smiley face!

      Blessed by a Squid Angel!

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      HappySeasons LM 7 years ago

      Well, your lens made me smile so it must be workin'! matt :)

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Smiles to you! Super lens demonstrating The Power Of A Smile. I did not realize that Harvey R. Ball: The creator of the famous Smiley only made $240. I also did not know about World Smile Day. Thank you for this information and for making me start my day with a smile.

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      justholidays 7 years ago

      Very nice and generous lens on a fantastic topic: making people and oneself smile!

      So, am I going to make you smile today?

      Squidangel blessings to your smiley page!

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      Leanne Chesser 7 years ago from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

      There is definitely power in a smile! Blessed by an angel.

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      JoleneBelmain 6 years ago

      I love this one :)

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      Arc4life 6 years ago

      Great Topic you have here ! A smile cost nothing, but can make all the difference in somebody's day.

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      Sue Dixon 6 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      If I'm feeling down I try to remember to smile- you're right- it does help!

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      Sue Dixon 6 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      Just wanted to add- angel blessing to you!

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      @Grasmere Sue: Thank you - you just made me smile :)

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      Vladimir 6 years ago from Australia

      If I only had a smile!

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      @VladimirCat: Your purr makes up for it Vlad....

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      pkmcr 6 years ago from Cheshire UK

      The lens itself made me smile - so well done you showed the power of a smile :-) Blessed by a passing Squid Angel :-)

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      @pkmcruk: Thank you so much for stopping by - you made my day :)

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      Mrmakingusmile LM 6 years ago

      I hit your page at the moment I needed to smile. Thank you

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      the777group lm 6 years ago

      Oh, my endorphins are playin' out so long, baby, they got sunburn!

      Lensrolled to my Hugs lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Well, I'm getting an early start on June 15th and the first Friday in October ~ practice makes perfect and I'm smiling at you right now! What amazing power we hold on our faces!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      A smile is a blessing.

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      oktalBlizzard 6 years ago

      Smiling is on of the most beautiful things on earth...

      nice lens!

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      Angela F 6 years ago from Seattle, WA

      I smiled just reading your lens! ;)

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      Othercatt 6 years ago

      When I was growing up my most favoritest thing in the whole world was anything that had a little yellow smiley face on it. This is a great lens and I'm smiling because I get to bless it!

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      littlelotus 6 years ago

      Wow I'm smiling indeed! Thanks for this lens :) I'm sure lensrolling this lens to mine.

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      Blackspaniel1 5 years ago

      Nice lens idea

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      ColorPetGifts 5 years ago

      I am so in love with these smiley guys. Reminds me of Forest Gump (the movie, anyway). Hope this April Fool's Day makes u smile -:)

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @ColorPetGifts: Thank you so much for popping by and you have indeed made me smile. I often feel like smiling after I pop over to this lens. The power of a smile gets working on me it seems :)

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @Blackspaniel1: Thank you ... I hope the power of a smile found you when you visited. Best wishes.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @Othercatt: Thank you othercat. You made me smile today.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @SheGetsCreative: So glad you enjoyed your visit to my power of a smile lens. Thank you for popping by.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @the777group lm: Haha ... smiling is one of the easiest ways to release endorphins. Best wishes.

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      ComedyFrog 5 years ago

      Amazing what such a simple, natural thing as simling can do and how much feel good it can spread. Great idea for a lens, I love the positive, optimistic feel and of course the idea of making everyine you meet feel better for having bumped into you today. Thank you for this.

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      jvsper63 5 years ago

      I know it's so true when you are smile you give off a better vib .and i have heard about the endorphins, and what they do for pain. I know when i am happy i hurt less. It seem's so easy but it's so true..Great topic!!!

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      Tamara Kajari 5 years ago from Zagreb, Croatia, Europe

      You put the smile on my face with this last photo, that's for sure :) I agree, there's not enough smiling and laughter around us, as if it's so expensive to give a smile to someone. The world is too hectic I guess, but that should not be an excuse. Great lens!

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      Tamara Kajari 5 years ago from Zagreb, Croatia, Europe

      Oh, and lensrolled it to my funny lens about the funniest cartoon characters ever Pat and Mat :)

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      MelissaInTheSky 5 years ago

      Yay for smiles! :) Great lens! Thank you.

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      Laurel Johnson 5 years ago from Washington KS

      I love to send my endorphins out to play. :))))))

      Wonderful lens, full of wisdom and truth.

      Lensrolled to several of my smile related lenses.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      A Smile is Contagious, one smile can go a Very Long way and brighten at Least One Person's Day!

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      sukkran trichy 5 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      wonderful topic and well explained. thanks for some great info. ~blessed~

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      OrganicMom247 5 years ago

      Smile, what's the use of crying? You'll find that life is still worthwhile. If you just smile.. :) Smiling makes you look beautiful and young. While frowning or crying makes you look old and ugly. I choose to smile. :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I'm smiling back at allt eh ahppy faces here, such a lovely cheerful Lens. I've Lensrolled it to my 'Smile awhile with Graphxpro' Lens perfect! Thank you for keeping us smiling!

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @anonymous: Thank you so much for stopping by my power of a smile article. So glad that you enjoyed your visit here :)

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @OrganicMom247: Smiles really do make you happier too :)

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @sukkran trichy: Thank you Sukkran you are indeed a sweetheart. I always smile when you stop by :)

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      darciefrench lm 5 years ago

      Wonderful - made me smile even bigger than usual -:))

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      BeyondRoses 5 years ago

      Sweet lens ... lots of smile info, and sunlight smiles!

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @BeyondRoses: Just coming back to this page makes me smile. I love smilies.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @darciefrench lm: Smiles and smilies really are wonderful aren't they. I am so happy that you enjoyed your visit :)

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      What you have written about smiles is so true! I love all of the smiley faces, but I especially love the pancake pan. I think I might need that! I have always "designed" specialty pancakes for my children and they would love those :)

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      Char Milbrett 5 years ago from Minnesota

      yes. I do.

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      Char Milbrett 5 years ago from Minnesota

      yes. I do.

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      pawpaw911 5 years ago

      Yes. My grandchildren always make me smile.....and laugh out loud too. Nice lens.

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      gottaloveit2 5 years ago

      I smile (and laugh hysterically) a lot. I get a natural high, especially after one of the haw haw haw type laughs. Great lens. I love the chocolate smiley faces. What a cool idea!

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      anaamhussain 5 years ago

      Wow :) I actually smiled when I started reading your lens and wow i actually feel better. My heart is feeling all light and fly away now.

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      Othercatt 5 years ago

      I completely believe! Sometimes when my hubby and I are arguing, one of will smile, and that makes the other one smile. Then the argument is done and all because of one simple smile. I hope a blessing brings you a smile.

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      sponias lm 5 years ago

      A smile is true salvation in many situations.

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      GlitzyGirl8 5 years ago

      I do! I smile a lot....it makes people happy and keeps me in a good mood:) Great Lens...TY!

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      JenaleeMortensen 5 years ago

      Thanks for the reminder of how great a smile is. It blesses you and others who see you.

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      ForestBear LM 5 years ago

      yes absolutely, it's soo important and helps out in many situations. Love your lens, now you have made me smile :-)

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      David Dove 5 years ago

      A smile a day keeps the blues at bay, life is what it is - so smile at it. Thank you for inspirational laughter

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      ColorPetGifts 5 years ago

      I was just thinking about how, when dealing with the depression of bipolar, how much it helps just to smile. It really does retrain the brain :)

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      MelissaRodgz 5 years ago

      I always tell my friends and family to smile even when their heart is breaking inside. It can cure a lot of things not just for yourself but for others as well.

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      When walking, we try to smile to everyone in the street and most respond. Southeast Asians often smile back.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @aesta1: Smiles are contagious and one has only to smile at another to pass this magical feel good image along to another. {Hugs}

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @MelissaRodgz: You are so correct. I was taught the power of a smile at a call center where I worked. Although the clients never saw us we were told that a smile would show in our voices when we talked to them. I think they were right and the smile did show through.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @ColorPetGifts: It is the endorphins that you release when you smile which make you feel good and erase emotional or physical pain. Endorphins are the body's natural feel good chemical.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @David Dove: Thank you for stopping by my power of a smile article Dave. I always so appreciate your visits :)

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      Light-in-me 5 years ago

      Wonderful, I just love smiles and you just made me smile.

      Thanks,

      Robin :)

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      cheech1981 5 years ago

      just in general i find that smiling helps you in almost every daily activity in life...people are happier to help you in stores etc., listen to you, talk to you, and just about anything. :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Smiling helps others and it helps yourself to both feel better. Never underestimate it's power. It's so simple! Great lens:)

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      Winter52 LM 5 years ago

      I'm going to see just how many people I can smile at tomorrow during my morning walk. I hope that most of them smile back. Unfortunately, a lot of people around here won't even make eye contact. We will all just have to try to change that! :)

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      Bercton1 5 years ago

      smiling cost nothing but it's one of the most precious gift you can share with some one! brilliant lens. Thanks for sharing!

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      howards522 5 years ago

      LOVE YOUR LENS! I am on a mission to spread smiles! I have a page called make someone smile today which gives ideas on how to make a stranger smile!

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      Jim Sterling 5 years ago from Franklin, Tennessee

      A smile warms the heart both when given and when received. Thank you for this lens.

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      e-xplorations 5 years ago

      Wow! You have a great lens here, Ladymermaid. Full of smiles. I am actually delighted with your "smiling" ideas.

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      viscri8 5 years ago

      Blessed by a smiling Angel that is impressed by the smile of the gentleman that appears sometimes in the pics of this lensmaster. The power of smile works wonders, true! Keep smiling!

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      Patricia 5 years ago

      This lens makes me happy! I love smileys!

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      CruiseReady 5 years ago from East Central Florida

      Yes, I believe a smile is powerful, but all too often, I just forget. This lens is a really nice reminder, and well done, too.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      How many times we undermine the power of smile, it is so simple and easy to make a person happy just with a smile. And it costs nothing, a wonderful page on power of a smile.

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      Lisa Auch 5 years ago from Scotland

      Absoloutley, a smile is indeed very powerful. I remember when I workedwith children who had anger issue and used the phrase of ittakes more muscles to frown than it does to smile! It was great fun turning those frowns into smiles! Blessed by a passing Angel

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      ViJuvenate 5 years ago

      I do. I remember when I was young reading about things you do to make people feel comfortable and liked. Being a natural introvert and slightly lacking in social skills, none of these came easily. However, I chose to try to implement them in my interaction with people, so that they would be blessed by my presence rather than not having any effect on people whatsoever. It really does make a difference for others, and a smile is so important. When you give a smile to someone it is a gift.

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      HERBMASTER 5 years ago

      A smile is so powerful. We all need to be reminded! If you ever feel a need to raise your spirits, come on over!

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      yayas 5 years ago

      Alla' my kiddies were smiling when they were born. The doctor was so shocked by this unusual occurrence that he burst out laughing right after he lifted the last one up. I had the same doctor an' C-sections for all of 'em an' the last one was facing up with a smile on his face. It did my heart good to feel that my intentional smile each morning before I opened my eyes may have contributed to giving birth to happy babies.

      Thank you so much for your visits to my Unicorn Gifts and Collectibles page an' my Scavenger Hunt in My Grandmother's Attic page. Your comments an' Squid Likes, as well as your Angel Blessing, are very much appreciated.

      I was so sorry to hear that you missed out on having your own gramma' an' grampa' experiences because your parents were both orphaned as children. On the other hand, what a lovely thing it must have been for you to bring your parents the kinda' joy that grandies can bring to a family. Your parents must surely have appreciated the beautiful encounters that were suddenly a new an' rich part 'uh their lives. I'm so happy for all of you.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      A smile can take you a mile! Loved all the smilies! :)

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      Thank-you for bringing me a smile on this fine day :)

      Let me bring one to you also...

      ~BLESSED~

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      crstnblue 5 years ago

      Very nice, informative and positive lens!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Hi thanks for your blessing, sorry for the late response, i read your lense with a big smile on my face,and every word is true.

      Regards

      Ray

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      BeyondRoses 5 years ago

      Came by again, as I sure need the power of some smiles today. Love the smiles, and the history of the smiley face. Delightful photos! Wish you much peace, and happiness.

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      Debbie 5 years ago from England

      Blessed by a smiling angel ;)

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      ColorPetGifts 5 years ago

      I have been here before and I return now and then to improve my smile :) I also posted a link to it in Squidu forums, I think this lens can help a lot of people learn a very simple method of feeling better. Many thanks and lots of smiles :)

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      kathysart 5 years ago

      Ohhh YES! It is hard to be in a bad mood when you make yourself smile despite any circumstance. BEAUTIFUL lens... thumbs up and angel blessed.

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      ccorrig 5 years ago

      Great lens! I don't always smile, but when I do, I notice how much better the people around me act. When I think of it, I try to make a conscious effort to smile if I'm not already.

      BTW: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I believe a happy smile and a cheerful hello can make every thing better. A smile is a very powerful tool. Thank you for sharing.

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      Kathryn Grace 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Absolutely. Just the other day I was sitting on the bus with my three-year-old granddaughter. We had had a lovely pre-holiday outing and were both full, happy and tired. She curled up next to me and fell asleep. I closed my eyes a moment, smiling with the comfort and quiet joy of our time together. When I opened them a moment later, the fellow directly across from me had the sweetest smile on his face. I looked around, and others were smiling too. Happiness is infectious.

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

      In Islam a smile is a blessing and giving one to someone else gets a reward from God! Blessed!

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      FoundationOfHumanUnderstanding 5 years ago

      There should be more smiling

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      girlfriendfactory 5 years ago

      I've had a lens set aside for about a month on this very subject, but you've covered it so well that I think I will just give yours a Flyby Winging, smile and think of something else I like that needs to be added to Squidoo's wonderful database of topics! Great job on a wonderful topic! :) ~Ren (See all the Wingings at http://www.squidoo.com/have-wings-will-bless)

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      reasonablerobby 5 years ago

      anything that makes us happy or shows that we are happy has to be good (he said with a smile)

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      awakeningwellness 5 years ago

      I am smiling right now just reading this!

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      SophiaStar LM 5 years ago

      Yes! I believe that smiling is such a wonderful, natural way to feel good and pass on the love:)

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      Elsie Hagley 5 years ago from New Zealand

      Yes, I believe in the power of a smile, as you said it's free. Just reading this lens makes me smile. Thanks for sharing. Blessed

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      gengonow 5 years ago

      Smiling:)

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      Odille Rault 5 years ago from Gloucester

      How wonderful, to see so many smiley faces on one page! Great lens. Blessed. :)

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      Ram Ramakrishnan 5 years ago

      Any activity can be deemed worthwhile,

      If it results in eliciting a pleasing smile.

      Your lens made me smile happily. Thank you.

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      Happy to leave a smile on this page :)

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      Anthony Godinho 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      The power of the smile is definitely amazing and something to write about. So I'm glad you created this smiley lens :) Keep smiling and stay blessed! :)

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      hntrssthmpsn 5 years ago

      Your lens made me smile, and then the comments here made me smile all over again. Yay to all these happy, friendly smiles, and to you for making such a lovely thing happen!

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      Scriber1 LM 5 years ago

      This is a great reminder to smile as well as a wonderful celebration of smiling. Thanks for putting this out in the world. We could all use more smiles. :-)

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      I absolutely believe in the power of a smile ... see? I'm smiling now!

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      Anthony Altorenna 5 years ago from Connecticut

      It's surprising how many stern faces are out there, looking away to avoid any eye contact, especially when it is so easy to give a little friendly smile and brighten everyone's day -- including your own!

      From the looks of my avatar, I need to take my own advice and smile more :)

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      JackNimble 5 years ago

      Smiles are the best! I love a happy lens!

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      curious0927 4 years ago

      One smile is powerful, many smiles are just plain good for everyone involved! Great Lens. Bookmarked for return visit and Blessed by a Squid Angel!

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      Kathryn Beach 4 years ago

      I believe! I just wrote about endorphins in my lens, Simple Healthy Lifestyle. Because yes! it can be that simple! Great lens, it made me smile haha!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      A smile means so much.

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      JGracey 4 years ago

      Yep, smiling is infectious too! ahhhh, your lens made me smile this morning :)

      I never knew there was a Word Smile Day or Power of a Smile day - you learn something new every day at Squidoo.

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      lifeandchocolate 4 years ago

      Yes I think a smile does one good! Thanks for sharing this important information!

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      Stephanie Tietjen 4 years ago from Albuquerque, New Mexico

      I was smiling as I read this and I do feel better. And I was thinking of my mother who smiles a lot. Thanks

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      RuralFloridaLiving 4 years ago

      What a wonderful lens! Thanks for sharing your smile.

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      jwodatch 4 years ago

      Love the Power of a Smile and a Laugh can't ever Hurt!!!

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      Beverly Rodriguez 4 years ago from Albany New York

      What a great subject. Smiles are powerful.

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      Joan Haines 4 years ago

      Yes. "Squid Angel blessed."

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Just stopping back to say, may we all be powered by a smiled....what a wonderful world it would be!

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      Satdin 4 years ago

      Smiling is also a treatment to keep away some diseases like blood pressure and blood sugar. It keeps our nerves tension-less and reduce chemical changes minimal position. Smile also solve many of our problems easily.

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      juliet765 4 years ago

      Yes, I believe in smiling, it makes the world a better place.

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      lisann-hall 4 years ago

      I completely believe in the power of a smile! I have seen it work. In the medical field so many are in pain or just grumpy from not feeling well. I have seen people's attitude change just from getting a big toothy grin!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Sure I am a believer in the power of smile. It is indeed contagious and when you smile you glow with happiness, and you pass this happiness and joy to the person you smile. The more you smile the younger you will feel. It is a fact.

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      Chocolatealchemy 4 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      Yes, a smile can change someone's day! Love your lens, thanks

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      bjslapidary 4 years ago

      Nice lens. Had to smile as I read it. Yes, I believe in the power of a smile. Thanks.

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      KimGiancaterino 4 years ago

      Absolutely! Thanks for a cheerful lens.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      @KimGiancaterino: Smiles really do make a person feel happier.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      @bjslapidary: Years ago I worked at a call center and the supervisors would stick little smiley stickers on our computers to remind us to smile. Even though our clients could not see us smile they said that our smile would show in our voice.

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      TedBong 4 years ago

      Yes definitely, smiling is good for us and good for others too!

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      @TedBong: It is funny because smiles actually make us happy.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      @Chocolatealchemy: I am so glad that you stopped by. I love to read the comments - lol - they always make me smile.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      @anonymous: There really is a lot of power in a smile.

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      CYOHinc 4 years ago

      I know someone that has a true and genuine infectious smile. I could be in the worst mood and if they are smiling, I can't help but smile. It is very powerful.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      @CYOHinc: Smiles truly are contagious. There really aren't too many things more powerful than a smile. Even when life is at it's worst a smile can make it all seem okay.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      Lol...I think so too. One of the nicest things that a person can wear is a smile.

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      FlynnTheFineFle 4 years ago

      It's a strange science, but yes, smiling works to cheer yourself and those around you. It feels good to just enjoy life that way. I have to admit, though, despite enjoying smiling, I don't really like smiley faces. I'm a much bigger fan of the real thing. Anyway, thanks for the thoughts!

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      Faye Rutledge 4 years ago from Concord VA

      Yes, a smile is an amazing thing! Here's one for you! :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I agree with you, a simple smile can work magic!

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      Find-Online 4 years ago

      Smiles are a good thing, that is for sure. You have put together a great Squidoo lens here. Did that put a smile on your face? :)

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      Otto Phillips 4 years ago

      Yes i do! A smile can change a persons mood in a heartbeat.

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      Dusty2 LM 4 years ago

      Positively! Let's see; I think today, Friday - Oct 05th, is Smile Day according to your lens here. Therefore, here is a big smile. :-)))

      Anyway, I appreciate you stopping by my Waffle Cone lens and giving it a blessing. Thank You! One more Big Smile. :-)))

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      justmelucy 4 years ago

      Absolutely, I seem to smile most when I'm down and all of a sudden I'm up. Great Lens. :)

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      kopox 4 years ago

      my smiles is for you :D

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      CruiseReady 4 years ago from East Central Florida

      Yes, smiles are very powerful, and one who realizes that is indeed blessed.

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      John Dyhouse 4 years ago from UK

      I have worked in a ccustomer service environment and a smile works wonders with most people. PLUS if you smile then you will begin to feel like you look, smiling does make you happy!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Love the Cookie Jar Smile item that would make anyone smile too.

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      Titia Geertman 4 years ago from Waterlandkerkje - The Netherlands

      Ha, this article was just what I needed for my first official task as a Squid Angel. It really made my smile. Finally I can pay back all the blessings you and others have given me the past year. So...you'll get my first blessing Lady and keep on making the world smile.

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      JoshK47 4 years ago

      I do - and just as a smile is a blessing, I'll sprinkle some SquidAngel dust around here!

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      Green-horizon 4 years ago

      Your lens brought smile to my face ... LIKED IT.

      I always believe that every one loves smiling face. So keep smiling and spread happiness.

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      dellgirl 4 years ago

      Wow, this is a wonderful lens, I love what you have done here. ~Blessed~

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      poldepc lm 4 years ago

      "smile" is the best medicine...

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      writerkath 4 years ago

      I love smiling at others! It's so easy to do, and definitely brightens the world around us. A great teacher named Paramahansa Yogananda described it in a way that really stuck in my mind: "Be a smile Billionaire!" What a great concept!

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      I do believe in the power of a smile. In fact, quite strangely no matter where I have travelled people always comment that I have a lovely smile and that I should smile more. I am still working on that.

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      Anthony Altorenna 3 years ago from Connecticut

      The Power of a Smile can really go a long way. I try to smile as often as possible, even when things aren't going my way....

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      Michey LM 3 years ago

      A smile is powerful as can change moods, conquer adversity and make us stronger...

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      @Heidi Vincent: You Do have a beautiful smile! :)

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      sunny saib 3 years ago

      Another beautiful lens by you :)

      I have a Finnish Spitz named Brownie and he smiles like that guy on this lens ^. :P ;)

      Also, I wanted to thank you for suggesting 'Let Them Be Little' by Billie Dean for my lens. Sorry for incorporating/commenting after so many months, I've been lost here, there and everywhere.

      Keep reading, and do keep writing..

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      Tricia Deed 3 years ago from Orlando, Florida

      You betcha! A smile is powerful. A smile is as powerful as love.

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      Rob Hemphill 3 years ago from Ireland

      Sure do! The more, the merrier - ha, ha!

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      Shinichi Mine 2 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      I sure do.

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      Tawnya 2 years ago from NE Ohio

      I'm not a very smiley person, but June 15th is my daughter's birthday, so I think I can manage that day. :)

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 2 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Absolutely! A smile has gotten me to a lot of places I might not have been able to attain without it. I find that when I'm out among strangers and I smile, I receive smiles back, and as you said, it makes us both feel good, and then it's passed on. Truly, a smile is a powerful thing!

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      David Stone 2 years ago from New York City

      Sure, it's pretty well established. Long ago, I noticed that the most successful people smile a lot.

      Another factor is that any smile not made reverses itself and swells your body.

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      Monica Lobenstein 2 years ago from Western Wisconsin

      I do. I can't count the number of times my day has been brightened by a well-timed smile. Thanks for the reminder! :)

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      Niktravelfit 2 years ago

      Knowing that your body can also influence your mind, not just the other way around, I use smiling to up my mood. Always works! Just force a smile and within seconds, the smile feels natural and you start feeling better.

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      GerdaMaria 2 years ago

      Smile & Breath and You shall Love!

      Love & Breath and You shall Smile!

      Smile, Breath & Love and You shall experience Miracles of any kind!

      For All of You...

      Live a long and Happy Life with this simple but efficiënt Love-Laugh Lifestyle instructions.

      Thanks to All of You!

      Yes,

      also Thanks tot the sad or serious looking non-Smilers because they make it possible that we Smilers can show and experience the liberating effects of Smile, Breath & Love moves ;-) ;-)

      xxx xxx xxx

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      varshamarathe 2 years ago

      Wow..Incredibaly smiley lens..made me smile!!!

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