Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Smile And The World Smiles With You
Smiling is good for you, as well as for those that meet you. Smiling makes us attractive, as we are attracted to people who smile. Have you walked past a smiling person and found your eyes following them? A genuine smile is the most fetching thing you can wear. Smiling makes us feel better. As long as our sadness isn't too serious, it should change our mood to one more positive. Smiling is as contagious as the 'flu. Smile and the world smiles with you. It also draws people to us too.
When I'm stressed, it shows up on my face, adding years to my age. Smiling makes us look younger, healthier and happier.
Our immune system and general well being benefit from the positive feelings a smile gives us. Smiling releases endorphins, natural pain killers, and serotonin. These make us feel good. They say love is a drug, but smiling is too.
Smiling people appear more confident, are more likely to be promoted, and make us more approachable. Of course the smile must come across as real. A faked one doesn't have a good effect, perhaps worse than a straight face for being off-putting. So cultivate warm, caring feelings within.
Remember too, the adage: No one needs a smile more than someone who has none left to give. So the next time you are around people, take a deep breath, smile and think positively. It's good for you and those lucky enough to meet you and your lovely smile.