Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. ~ Mother Teresa
Have you smiled today? Put on a smile right now. Really, as you are reading this post, start smiling. Let the smile grow to a great big happy smile. Imagine the smile energy flowing through your body. Let it wash away any stress and tension. How do you feel now? Did you notice a shift in your mood?
Smiling is such a simple thing. It is easy to do and it can make a positive difference in your life. You can lift your mood and spirits simply by smiling. Research shows that our facial expressions influence our mood. In other words, if you make an angry face, your body begins to exhibit changes associated with anger. Smiling elicits happy feelings. Not only does smiling change your mood, but it can influence others as well. Think about it... when you smile at someone, they often smile back. So you are spreading the good feelings and good mood.
Try this experiment... smile at everyone you see today. Even if you are not in a good mood, try smiling at others. You will likely lift your mood and brighten the day for others too! If you notice a co-worker or friend is in a bad mood, ask them to try smiling. Start all of your interactions with others with a nice big friendly smile. Notice how this influences your day. Smiles are contagious - start spreading it around today! Share your experiences here by leaving a comment.