Smile, and the world smiles with you!
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
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:
- Reasons to Smile - Health Benefits of Smiling
Smiling not only makes us look younger and more attractive, it also brings numerous health benefits. Put on a smile on your face with these ten benefits of smiling.
- Smile! The Remarkable Personal Benefits of Smiling
Learn why research says smiling is "like eating 2000 chocolate bars," how smiling is clinically proven to help you fight illness, and why another study found that the intensity of a woman's smile can predict her marital success!
- Benefits of Smiling
We could all do with a bit of cheering up every now and then, so with research suggesting that all we need to do is smile, we look at how a simple facial expression could help lighten your mood.
- Health Benefits From Smiling | LIVESTRONG.COM
Health Benefits From Smiling. A good smile can brighten up the room. People who frequently smile are perceived to be more in control, at ease and attractive than those who don't.
- The Benefits of Smiling | USmile Magazine
Smiling is one of the most enjoyable things that we do. It is the way we express ourselves when we are experiencing pleasure, amusement or derision. There are many benefits of smiling, which may help us lead happier, healthier, and longer lives.
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.
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
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 "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
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