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Smile: Feel The Power!

Updated on October 6, 2014

Celebrate Smile Power Day

I'm sure you've heard people say "Smile and the world will smile with you..."

June 15th is Smile Power Day, the day to give your friends, neighbors and relations a share of your smile. It might be a crazy June holiday, but this one is powerfully good for us. Smiles have health benefits. Family smiles allow us to feel loved and appreciated. The power of a smile may even give us wealth benefits. But, hey, why restrict it to people you know? Share your smile more widely - it might brighten everyone's day!

I hope you can find some encouragement and inspiration in this lens!

This great photo of a beautiful girl, with a sunny smile, is by D. Sharon Pruitt.

A Smile Is:

"a curve that sets everything straight." - Phyllis Diller

"an inexpensive way to change your looks." - Charles Gordy

"the light in the window of your face that tells people you're at home." - Anonymous

Smile, Be Happy!

Smile power can help others feel happier, but just as important, it can improve your mood too. Smiles can improve personal relationships and business relationships, but your smile should be sincere if you want it to be effective. Most of us can detect phoney smiles - real smilers have a glint in their eyes and little micro-expressions that show us the truth.

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A monk smiling, by Tevaprapas Makklay, public domain
A monk smiling, by Tevaprapas Makklay, public domain

These Quadruplet Babies Will Make You Smile

Smile, Save Energy!

Some people say that it's easier to smile than to frown, and even that smiling uses less muscles than frowning. So, if that's true, smiling saves energy! Maybe that's why some people think that smiling can add years to your life.

Mark Twain said : "Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been." I think he made a good point!

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Emoticon by the Tango! Desktop Project, public domain
Emoticon by the Tango! Desktop Project, public domain

Smiles are contagious!

Some people say that love makes the world go round, but unrequited love can make you feel that the world has stopped spinning... you can feel like you're falling off... Smiling, on the other hand, is contagious. A genuine smile can make us feel like smiling too. Before you know, your bright smile could start an epidemic!

"If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don't be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning 'Good morning' at total strangers." -

— Maya Angelou

Comedy to warm up that smile - Laughter is good for the soul!

For easy-going entertainment, I always prefer something amusing. Here are some fun DVDs to make you smile.

Definitely, Maybe
Definitely, Maybe

A charming romantic comedy, starring Ryan Reynolds and Isla Fisher - a father discovers that a look back at the past may lead to a new future.

 
Kevin Hart: Seriously Funny
Kevin Hart: Seriously Funny

Kevin Hart performs "Seriously Funny" live in Cleveland. Enjoy his unique and hilarious night of comedy.

 

Smile, Smile, Smile

If you need something to cheer you up, these are some of my favorite funny videos on youtube.

Can you spot a fake?

It might be harder than you think

Can you tell the difference between a real smile and a fake one? Take part in this experiment on the BBC website to see how good you really are.

Smile Power 3

Smiling in the sunshine, by Jason Anfinsen, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Smiley collectibles

Come back regularly to find the cool and funniest items on Ebay!

What makes you smile?

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      tonyleather 3 years ago

      I am generally a happy soul, so I suppose I smile a lot. Had no idea that smile power had a day to itself! Interesting!

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      Tricia Deed 4 years ago from Orlando, Florida

      I smile at so many things, I can't think of any "one" particular item. I do know the sun forces me to smile as I try to hide my eyes from the glare. Smiling is powerful, all people should smile more.

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      savateuse 4 years ago

      @FashionMommy: I agree entirely, and I'm smiling too

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      FashionMommy 4 years ago

      Smile, it costs nothing and it is beyond price. I'm smiling too as I'm dropping by.

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      savateuse 4 years ago

      @kindoak: Thanks!

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      kindoak 4 years ago

      What makes me smile? Seeing a lens topic like this one! :)

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      cbjones 5 years ago

      Catching the eye of an attractive girl from across the room makes me smile everytime.

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      djalminha1977 5 years ago

      to play with my baby

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      savateuse 5 years ago

      @DrBillSmithWriter: Thanks for visiting! And thanks also for the tip - I'll act on that now!

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      Great lens... but this feels like the end... and there is more to go...

      Mentor Hint: Why not move this modules closer to the end??? ;-)

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      lesliesinclair 5 years ago

      yes, and this lens sets the world straight too.

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      Judy Filarecki 5 years ago from SW Arizona and Northern New York

      Your lens made me smile. Of course I've probably smiled at least a dozen times today with loved ones, friends and total strangers.

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      Thamisgith 5 years ago

      My kids make me smile (among other things).

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      MariaMontgomery 5 years ago from Central Florida, USA

      Babies, sunsets, my husband, great food, Jesus, not necessarily in that order, make me smile.

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      casquid 5 years ago

      My twin grandbabies make me laugh, all the time. They bounce behaviors off of each other, and it is hilarious!

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      savateuse 5 years ago

      @PinkCattleya: You too... Have a great day!

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      Camile 5 years ago from Doha Qatar

      Your intro photo makes me smile already! Have a nice day!

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      savateuse 5 years ago

      @SteveKaye: Thanks for your visit! Have a great day!

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      SteveKaye 5 years ago

      Thank you for this smile on a Tuesday. Wish you the best.

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      savateuse 5 years ago

      @aquarian_insight: Thanks very much for your feedback!

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      aquarian_insight 5 years ago

      My beautiful GSD Masti always makes me smile. A beautiful lens.

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      Stacy Birch 5 years ago

      Old friends.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Isn't smiling great?Thanx for, making me smile.

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      savateuse 5 years ago

      @Elsie Hagley: Thanks for visiting!

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      Elsie Hagley 5 years ago from New Zealand

      Thanks, you just made me smile, love the video of the quads smiling. Beautiful.

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      savateuse 5 years ago

      @bjesparza: I agree. Thanks for your visit!

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      Tony Payne 5 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Lots of things make me smile, like a good joke, someone smiling back at me, or good news - we don't get enough of that these days.

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      bjesparza 5 years ago

      Smiling is awesome!

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      savateuse 5 years ago

      @TonyPayne: Thanks for visiting this lens

      I agree we could do with more smiles!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Awesome. Reminds me of that old michael Jackson song smile.

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      poldepc lm 5 years ago

      With a "smile" ...we can conquer the world...thx for sharing

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      Cathy Slaght 5 years ago from St. Petersburg, Fl

      children! and LOVE the video of the babies laughing! great lens!

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      Jazroockfree 5 years ago

      A smile shows that a person happy or excited .. Lens smiles. Thanks for sharing.

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      bensen32 lm 5 years ago

      Lots of people say I never smile. I do just not a lot maybe I need to more often. Thanks for the lens, made me think.

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      Wayne Rasku 5 years ago

      Baby animals come to mind. My son just got a new puppy. She is totally spontaneous and crazy. You just have to smile ;-)

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      Rex AK 5 years ago

      Smile and the world smiles with you...

      I like that! :)

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      MissionBoundCre 5 years ago

      This lens surely makes me smile! Great job...and thanks for ALL the smiles!

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      Susanna Duffy 5 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Just watching the sun rise and all the birds squabbling with each other makes me smile. Then, when I watch my old cat forlornly watching the birds, I smile even more