Start with a smile

..As he passed her by, he couldn’t help but smile, even if only for a moment. She had radiant smile and deep sparkly eyes. It made him think of the warmth of a father hugging his son, the joy of a child running with his dog, the serenity of a baby in his mother’s arms, the awkwardness of a clumsy act, the pride of an achievement and at the same time, the bitter smile of a broken heart…

Are we running out of smiles?

I had this terrifying idea that one day I would lose my smile, as if I would run out of smiles to share. I was not far away from the truth, the older you get the less you smile, sometimes even 20 times less. We just get caught up in the day-to-day worries, the plans and all the big and small things that make your day. Somehow we forget to enjoy and live in the present.

Does smiling help?

Can you believe that studies have shown that a smile can bring you more joy than chocolate or money? If you feel you have nothing to smile about, just wonder out in your memories or, even better, look around you, you might be surprised what you find. It’s easiest to think of all the good things that you have now and the things that made you happy.  Don’t forget that, even before being born, we knew how to smile.

Furthermore smiling is part of the universal language and it’s perceived as joy and satisfaction, whenever you’re in doubt just share a smile. If it does not solve anything else, it does buy you time to figure something out and at the same time reduces your stress. Plus it’s the best accessory you can wear.

Make a change!

The power of a smile seems to be endless and it can get viral with less effort than you think. If you want to change something today that will make your day and life better, start with a smile.

“Anyone who has a continuous smile on his face conceals a toughness that is almost frightening.”

― Greta Garbo

What is the last thing that made you smile?

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