While this month was pretty busy at times–since the end-of-the-year tests I had to take were a bit tiresome–I still had a great time, overall. I’m super grateful that I have a whole two months to rest on summer break. Though, I’m really looking forward to high school and my new electives–Accounting Applications and American Sign Language–when my break is over. Right now, I’m just learning to appreciate the present moment.
But the truth is, no matter what occurred during the sunny month of May, we should be sure that we end it with a smile. And while we should smile constantly, today is National Smile Day…so let’s do it even more so than usual. Laughter and smiling is the best medicine during the good and hard times–especially when we do it with the ones whom we love.
There’s nothing like a nice, warm smile that can completely change the tone of someone’s day.
Smiling is a simple way to spread joy, sometimes without even knowing it. And it doesn’t require any money or commitment; you don’t even need to know a person to smile at them.
At times, it’s the simplest things that can make the biggest differences in how we live, act, and think. One smile can make someone else smile, and their smile can make another person smile. It’s a chain reaction spreads a positive result; a message of hope for the future. It doesn’t need to be big or fancy. It costs absolutely nothing in cash to brighten someone’s day with a grin.
Let me tell you a true story about a man who jumped from the Golden Gate Bridge. During investigations, officers found a note that said: “I’m going to walk to the bridge. If one person smiles at me, I will not jump.”
A smile can be all it takes to completely change someone’s life. And guess what, knowing that will make you feel good, too.
It never hurts to smile! In fact, here are just a few reasons why we should SMILE every day. ☺️
Smiling helps us stay positive — When we show off our pearly whites, it helps us to focus on the positive side of any situation. It’s tough to be sad when we have a smile on our face. It automatically decreases stress hormones and releases a chemical called endorphins to make us feel happier.
Smiling is contagious — One of the best parts of a smile is that it’s contagious–when we see a bright grin, we can’t help but replicate the smile on our own face.
Smiling is good for our hearts — Just like laughing, smiling is known to reduce our chances of contracting heart disease. It also helps us remain stress-free, which reduces the amount of strain on our bodies. Smiling is good for the soul, mind, and body.
Smiling is a friendly gesture — A smile is like a magnet; it attracts people to you. Not only does smiling help display our friendly personalities, but studies have shown that it also makes us look more attractive. It’s only natural to assume that someone has a nice personality when they’re smiling.
It costs absolutely nothing to smile — I think this one seriously speaks more for itself. Smiling is a free and kind thing to do. There’s no reason not to smile. If anything, it costs more not to smile than to do so. We have absolutely nothing to loose with a grin–it feels so good!
All in all, it really never hurts to smile. In fact, it does quite the opposite for us and those around us. Why stand by and wait for someone else to smile? Sure, smiles are small–but small things can be powerful.
Let’s be the ones to make a difference, today. Comment #smile in the chat to spread some love.
Have a beautiful and blessed day! Peace in! 💖
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