Make Today Matter...
- A smile is a universal expression of happiness and recognized as such by all cultures.
- A smiling person is judged to be more pleasant, attractive, sincere, sociable, and competent.
- Smiling or even seeing somebody smile releases endorphins that work in the brain to give an overall feeling of well-being.
- Happy people generally don't get sick as often as people who are unhappy.
- Adults laugh approximately 15 times per day, while children laugh about 400 times a day.
- It takes only 17 muscles to smile compared to 43 muscles to frown.
- Women smile more than men.
Smiling is contagious!
Take action today!
- Smile at EVERYONE you see today.
- Keep track of how many times you smile and laugh today.
- At the end of your day of smiling, notice how you feel and whether people acted differently around you.
- If you are having trouble smiling, here are a few suggestions to help:
- Shake your body like it's laughing from inside
- Jump on your bed
- Hug someone you love
- Visit a pet store
Happiness leads to smiling, and smiling leads to happiness. Happiness is your natural immunity, having a profound, positive effect on your health and well-being.
If you are happy, smile. If you aren't happy, smile anyway. It will help you get there!
(Adapted from Every Monday Matters: 52 Ways to Make a Difference by Matthew Emerzian and Kelly Bozza)