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Smile, and the world smiles with you!

Updated on December 30, 2010

Why smiling is good for you!

Did you know that it only takes seventeen face muscles to smile and, in contrast, a whopping forty-three muscles for your mouth to go the other way? Yet smiles are often underused, under-rated and under-appreciated. A simple smile can make the world a better and brighter place if only everyone took more time to do it and really mean it. Read on and hopefully, one is already on your face by the time you've reached the bottom of this page.

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The world always looks brighter from behind a smile. ~Author Unknown

The world always looks brighter from behind a smile.  ~Author Unknown
The world always looks brighter from behind a smile. ~Author Unknown

1. Smiling makes us more attractive.

Look at a frowning person and a smiling person -- which one draws you in and makes you want to know him/her better? A smile is the simplest, most effective way of making anyone look pleasant, attractive, and appealing.

2. Smiling can change our mood in an instant.

Next time you are feeling down, try putting on a smile because there's a good chance you mood will change for the better. Smiles are infectious, even within ourselves.

3. Smiling is infectious.

When a person is smiling, he/she lights up a room. A smiling person brings happiness with them, imagine what a room full of smiling people can do. Better yet, imagine what a world full of smiling people is like!

4. Smiling can relieve stress.

It takes forty-three muscles to frown and only seventeen muscles to smile. No wonder you're stressed! Get that frown off your face and replace it with a quick, easy smile. You'll feel more relaxed in a jiffy!

5. 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. Smiling is a natural feel-good drug!

Read the following websites to see more reasons why everyone should stop frowning and start smiling:

You're Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile - from the 1982 production of Little Orphan Annie

Composed by Charles Strouse

Lyrics by Martin Charnin

Performed by Peter Marshall, Loni Ackerman, Murphy Cross, Nancy Sinclair & Angela Martin

Smile - it increases your face value.

~ Author Unknown

A book that will make you smile - Mr. Happy (Mr. Men and Little Miss)

In this story, Mr. Happy meets Mr. Miserable and brings him out of his misery into Happyland. Not only is this cartoony little book very entertaining for kiddies because of the colorful cartoons and playful rhymes, it's also clever and witty and teaches positivity while warming the heart and soul.

Mr. Happy (Mr. Men and Little Miss)
Mr. Happy (Mr. Men and Little Miss)

They're back! Rediscover the zaniest characters you've ever met in this best-selling series which has sold millions worldwide. Just in time for Fall 1997's hot new animated TV show, Mr. Men and Little Miss are being relaunched in the U. S. Bright and e for Fall 1997's hot new animated TV show, Mr. Men and Little Miss are being relaunched in the U. S. Bright and charming, with easily recognizable characters and a small take-along format, Mr. Men and Little Miss books are easy enough for young readers, witty enough for humor-prone adults, and highly collectible for one and all!

 

Smile, music and lyrics by Charlie Chaplin - performed by Michael Jackson

"A day without a laugh is a wasted day." - Charles Chaplin

Wear a smile - one size fits all. ~Author Unknown

Wear a smile - one size fits all.  ~Author Unknown
Wear a smile - one size fits all. ~Author Unknown

Short films and videos that have made me smile. - Check them out and see why.

Smile For No Good Reason - by Dr. Lee Jampolsky

Smile for No Good Reason: Simple Things You Can Do to Get Happy NOW
Smile for No Good Reason: Simple Things You Can Do to Get Happy NOW

Smile For No Good Reason "presents clear and concise ways-that you can begin right now-to begin living a happier and more meaningful life. You will learn how to feel more peaceful and be more productive by replacing the automatic ways you react from fear with new perceptions of yourself and the world." It's a book you can pick up often and find guidance, no matter which page you open it to.

 

Peace begins with a smile.

~ Mother Teresa

Smile - sunshine is good for your teeth. ~Author Unknown

Smile - sunshine is good for your teeth. ~Author Unknown
Smile - sunshine is good for your teeth. ~Author Unknown

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What makes *you* smile? - Let me know, it just might make me smile too!

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      my friends make me smile always...they even realize when i fake it.

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      malena10 

      6 years ago

      Laughter is half of health;)

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      7 years ago from Canada

      Beautiful. This certainly put a smile on my face this morning :)

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      Mrmakingusmile LM 

      8 years ago

      I enjoyed my visit. Thanks for making me smile.

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      julieannbrady 

      8 years ago

      Ah ... "Smile For No Good Reason!"

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      kt_glasses 

      8 years ago

      Cute ideas~ I love playing around with my cat after a day of work, which can really cheer me up and give me big smiles.

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      VarietyWriter2 

      8 years ago

      Cute concept for a lense. The great thing about smiles is that they are free to give away. Angel blessed :)

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      norma-holt 

      8 years ago

      It brought a smile to me, especially that lovely cat. Great lens. Top marks and thanks for blessing Mindless Matter

      Norma

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      8 years ago from Canada

      I'm always in favor of sharing a few smiles :)

      Have a great weekend

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      luvmyludwig lm 

      8 years ago

      This lens is wonderful, it made me SMILE!

      ***Blessed***

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      Kapalbility 

      8 years ago

      Nice one! I just love lenses like this! Lensrolled!

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      Wednesday-Elf 

      9 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      What a happy place to visit. Now I'll be 'smiling' all day!

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      vanidiana24 

      9 years ago

      My daughter and husband make me smile all the time...

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      Kathy McGraw 

      9 years ago from California

      This whole lens made me smile :) Fun for sure, and I loved the graphics ....

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      sukkran trichy 

      9 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      yes i understand. simple smile can make miracles. well presented lens.

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      Cynthia Arre 

      9 years ago from Quezon City

      @sciencefictionn: Thank you for the very kind words! I'm happy that you think what I've written here makes a difference - now that just brought a wide smile to my face!

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      Cynthia Arre 

      9 years ago from Quezon City

      @JoyfulPamela2: Aww thanks Pamela, I enjoy your lenses too. So glad I was able to make you smile with this lens!

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      sciencefictionn 

      9 years ago

      Lenses like yours help in understanding the value of an apparently simple thing that, reflecting a way of life, contributes to make life better. Insightful lens. Thank you, 5*

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      JoyfulPamela2 

      9 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      You made me smile several times reading your page! :D The world would be such a better place if more people simply smiled. Your lenses are so uplifting and encouraging. Thanks for all the positive feelings you send. :D

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      Cynthia Arre 

      9 years ago from Quezon City

      @semas: That's a funny saying Sema, and thanks so much for stopping by! (:

    • poptastic profile imageAUTHOR

      Cynthia Arre 

      9 years ago from Quezon City

      @ZenandChic: Aww thanks Patricia, I really appreciate it! (:

    • poptastic profile imageAUTHOR

      Cynthia Arre 

      9 years ago from Quezon City

      @indigoj: Thank you for stopping by Nicki! Here's a big smile back (:

    • poptastic profile imageAUTHOR

      Cynthia Arre 

      9 years ago from Quezon City

      @justholidays: Haha! Thanks for stopping by Dom! (:

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      Cynthia Arre 

      9 years ago from Quezon City

      @myraggededge: Thanks for stopping by Bev! You're welcome, and I'll lensroll back of course (:

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      Cynthia Arre 

      9 years ago from Quezon City

      @OhMe: Thank you so much for the kind words! I'm so glad you enjoyed it (:

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      Cynthia Arre 

      9 years ago from Quezon City

      @Ramkitten2000: Hahaha Deb! I hope the sweet smile works on your husband (; Thanks for stopping by!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      9 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I enjoyed this happy lens and the great fun pictures.

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      Deb Kingsbury 

      9 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      That kitty pic really made me smile. Now I think I'll go into the other room, smile at my husband, and ask him to clean the house. :) Seriously, though, I like this lens very much.

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      myraggededge 

      9 years ago

      I love this! Lensrolling to Appreciate Your Way to Happiness. Thanks for the lovely comment, by the way.

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      justholidays 

      9 years ago

      Will show the lens to my son, maybe he'll smile a little bit more ;)

      Dom.

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      Indigo Janson 

      9 years ago from UK

      Big smiles here! Love it! Lensrolling to my Authentic Happiness lens. :)

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      Indigo Janson 

      9 years ago from UK

      Big smiles here! Love it! Lensrolling to my Authentic Happiness lens. :)

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      Patricia 

      9 years ago

      Warm fuzzies! Blessed!

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      semas 

      9 years ago

      Lovely lens.5*****There is so much to know about smiling.

      One of my designs at my zazzle store is-smile,it confuses people!!

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