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Updated on January 24, 2015

Peace begins with a smile..

— Mother Teresa

A few things that make me smile...

Here are some of my favourtie "Things that make me smile". My husband, my cat, funny movies, board games, friends and more.

Photo Credit: By Elizabeth B. Krieger

My husband

Whether he is coming home from work or coming home after a long training session, my husband always makes me smile. At first you would think he is a tough, calm, rugged man. But after seeing him do The Simpsons "Spider-Pig" act with my cat, he would make anyone smile. I am so grateful to have him in my life. He is truly and will always be my best friend.

Christmas morning

My very favourite time of the year. The morning my parents, my sisters and nieces all dressed in our Christmas pajamas come down to unwrap presents and smile until our cheeks hurt. There is something truly magical about Christmas morning.

Knock knock

Who's there?


Boo who?

Don't cry, it's only a joke!

'Quelf' with family

If you've ever played the board game 'Quelf', you know how silly a game is. This game makes me laugh so hard. My aunt admitted to almost peeing her pants from laughing to hard. Nothing beats watching my uncle do a dragon thumb battle with sound effects.

The Big Bang Theory

In my opinion, this is the funniest show on television. When I'm sad and depressed this is the show I watch to lift my spirits. I can't help but laugh at Sheldon and Penny's unusual relationship. My favourite episode is when Sheldon's gaming account gets hacked and all of his items are stolen. I am a gamer myself and this has happened to me. I wish I had Penny with my to kick some butt.

Sleeping in my own bed after a long trip

Do I have to seriously explain this one? Even if you travel in luxury, sleeping in your own bed for the first time after a long trip is one of the best feelings in the world.

'At Last' by Etta James

"At Last" by Etta James marks one of the happiest moments of my life. The first dance at my wedding. Ever time it falls into my music's rotation, it gives me a huge goofy grin.

"At Last" -Etta James

My cat Tiger

Such a silly kitty he is. Who can resist smiling at kitty kisses and head bonks. The love Tiger brings to my home is priceless. Just watch him chase his tail or stare at a fly on the wall.

Making someone laugh

The utmost thing that makes me smile is making someone laugh. A good joke or just being silly, making someone laugh warms my heart.

Smile- Charlie Chaplin

The Benefits of Smiling

1 – Lower Heart Rate – Smiling slows the heart and relaxes the body. This reduces your risk of heart disease.

2 – Reduce Stress – Smiling releases endorphins that lessen the stress hormones.

3 – Better Mood – Endorphins lift your mood. Feeling down? Try smiling, even if you don't feel like it at first. Smiling can trick your body into feeling good.

4 – Increase Productivity – Smiling has been shown to increase your productivity.

5 – Encourage Trust – People who smile are more trustworthy (or seem it).

6 – Produce Empathy – Doing something wrong? Your first instinct may be to smile to break the awkward silence of embarrassment.

7 – Avoid Regret – We don’t want to hurt people’s feelings, so we smile when someone shares a story, even if we don’t really care.

8 – Kill Pain – Smiling and laughter are two ways to lessen you pain, as they release endorphins that lift our moods.

9 – Increase Attention – Smiling counteracts distractions.

10 – Contagious – Around 50% of people smile back.

11 – Build Attraction – Smiling makes people more attractive, especially women.

12 – Earn Success – A smile is confident and self-assured. Those who smile are more likely to earn more money through tips and raises. They are more readily approached with business ideas and offered advancements.

13 – Look Younger – Smiles naturally lift the face muscles and makes people look younger.

14 – Longevity – People who smile more often live longer too, around 7 years longer than most according to one study. It releases stress, helps the heart, and much more to keep you healthy longer.

15 – Boost Immune System – Smiles help the body relax and this lets the immune system react more quickly and effectively against invaders.

What makes you smile? - let me know below!

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    • MizBejabbers profile image

      Doris James-MizBejabbers 

      3 years ago

      That kitty cat photo always turns on a smile for me. My silly cats make me smile. My husband's mixed metaphors make me smile (or laugh heartily, especially when he says "what?" My little red Prius hybrid makes me smile, especially every time I pull up to the gas pump, which is infrequent. And oh, yeah, I laugh at the Big Bang Theory, too. Sheldon reminds me so much of my husband. Really.

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      4 years ago

      Great lens. Lots of things make me smile - and laugh too! And I do love the "Big Bang Theory" - one of my favorites and one of the funniest shows ever. But I do think "Friends" will always be my very favorite - even the reruns make me laugh every time.

    • Elsie Hagley profile image

      Elsie Hagley 

      5 years ago from New Zealand

      Anything can make me smile, I am a pretty easy going person and my smiles are part of me, always happy, love life.

      Nice article, love the photo of kitty smiling.

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      5 years ago

      âThe Big Bang Theoryâ is the best feeling bad remedy for me too :)

      Nice Lens!


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