How are you feeling?
Are you happy?
Do you find yourself smiling more these days or less? If you understand how important smiling is for you AND those around you, I know you’d smile right now!
Smiling is super important to you and everyone you come in contact with. It sort of equates you with being that match stick that’s lit and you, in turn, have the power to light up the lives of others.
Smiling increases endorphins in our bodies. Endorphins are responsible for making us feel happy, and they also help lower stress levels. Do you really need more than that to stimulate all your smiling senses? Yes? Sigh. OK 🙂
The science behind a smile is based on neurotransmitters which are released when you smile. These neurotransmitters are called endorphins and they are triggered by the movements of the muscles in your face which sends a message to your brain which then releases these chemicals – the natural feel good drug, made by you!
We celebrate National Smile Week because of all the ‘feel good’ waves it creates in your body. Smiling sends good vibe messages to those around you, thereby increasing the ‘feel good’ waves going around. Before you know it, we could all be living in a wonderful world filled with smiles.
Practice smiling and you will note that most people will automatically smile back. Sometimes we get so caught up in our day to day lives, focused on our stresses and worries and we forget to dwell in the beauty of life – flowers, butterflies, clouds, trees, sight, hearing – the very simple things. When we focus on the tiny things and realize how grand they really are, it lightens our bodies and before you know it, a smile is wrapped across the face. Besides making yourself smile, try to do things to bring a smile to someone you love with simple gestures.
There are so many benefits to smiling. It’s contagious, makes your more attractive, more approachable and even more trustworthy to others. And, most importantly, you could be adding a huge flare to a dim day for someone else.
Whether you smile to ignite someone else’s smile or you do kind gestures to bring a smile to someone’s face, the power of a smile is immeasurable. Say something positive or do something thoughful for someone today to bring a smile to their face!
Do something special for yourself, like book a massage or a spa service and give yourself time to “just be”. Invite someone for coffee and a movie, just because. The ways in which you can bring a smile to someone’s face are endless.
Smile a while for me. It’s #NationalSmileWeek on the second week of August and someone needs to see your smile today. That someone could very well be you!