adapted from MEOW @iluvislam.com
1) SMILE makes us attractive.
~We are drawn to people who smile. There is an attraction factor. We want to know a smiling person and figure out what is so good. Frowns, scowls and grimaces all push people away, but a smile draws them in.
2) SMILE changes our mood.
~Next time you're feeling down, try putting on a smile. There's a good chance your mood will change for the better. Smiling can trick the body into helping you change your mood.
3) SMILING is contagious.
~When someone is smiling, they lighten up the room, change the moods of others, and make things happier. A smiling person brings happiness with them. Smile lots and you'll draw people to you.
4) SMILING relieves stress.
~Stress can really show up in our faces. Smiling helps to prevent us from looking tired, worn down, and overwhelmed. When you're stressed, take time to put on a smile. The stress should be reduces and you'll be better able to take action.
5) SMILING releases endorphins, natural pain killers and serotonin.
~Studies have shown that smiling releases endorphins, natural pain killers and serotonin. Together these 3 make us feel good. Smiling is a natural drug!
6) SMILING lifts the face and makes you look younger.
~The muscles we use to smile lift the face, making a person appear younger. No need to go for a face lift, just try smiling your way through the day! You'll look younger and feel better.
7) SMILING makes you seem successful.
~Smiling people appear more confident, are more likely to be promoted, and more likely to be approached. Put on a smile at meetings and appoinments, and people will react to you differently.
8) SMILING helps you stay positive.
~Try this test: Smile. Now try to think of something negative without losing the smile. It's hard. When we smile, our body is sending the rest of us a message that "Life is Good!"
Stay away from depression, stress and worry by smiling! =)