Inspire With A Smile

Most people think you need to feel happy before you smile. Actually, if you will make an effort to smile, you will feel happier.  Here’s another experiment. [See prior post for your first experiment.]

Watch people. All day long, how many people do you see who are truly smiling? Most people travel through life looking bored, sad, frustrated, angry or just neutral. Blah. Then they wonder why life is so hard.

Practice smiling at them. Watch the reactions you get. Your smile will entice smiles from others. It’s a gift … a simple gift with far-reaching results.

People respond positively to a smiling face. Your smile causes others to smile back. Then someone else sees that smile and smiles also.  You’ve started a chain reaction of joy … just by smiling.

Now, here’s your assignment. Keep smiling. Consciously decide to smile throughout your day. Smile at everyone you meet, whether you know them or not. Smile just because it’s good for you.

Smiles and laughter are an instant antidote to the doldrums. As the song says, “Lighten up your face with gladness, hide every trace of sadness … you’ll find that life is still worthwhile if you’ll just smile.”

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