10 Reasons to SMILE

I am so glad everyone enjoyed Kelly and Keith, circa 2005!! haha! It made me smile to see all your comments. So speaking of smiling, according to About.com, smiling is a great way to make yourself stand out while helping your body to function better. Smile to improve your health, your stress level, and your attractiveness. Smiling is just one fun way to live longer read about the others and try as many as you can.

1. Smiling Makes Us Attractive

We are drawn to people who smile. There is an attraction factor. We want to know a smiling person and figure out what is so good. Frowns, scowls and grimaces all push people away — but a smile draws them in (avoid these smile aging habits to keep your smile looking great).

2. Smiling Changes Our Mood

Next time you are feeling down, try putting on a smile. There’s a good chance you mood will change for the better. Smiling can trick the body into helping you change your mood.

3. Smiling Is Contagious

When someone is smiling they lighten up the room, change the moods of others, and make things happier. A smiling person brings happiness with them. Smile lots and you will draw people to you.

4. Smiling Relieves Stress

Stress can really show up in our faces. Smiling helps to prevent us from looking tired, worn down, and overwhelmed. When you are stressed, take time to put on a smile. The stress should be reduced and you’ll be better able to take action.

5. Smiling Boosts Your Immune System

Smiling helps the immune system to work better. When you smile, immune function improves possibly because you are more relaxed. Prevent the flu and colds by smiling.

6. Smiling Lowers Your Blood Pressure

When you smile, there is a measurable reduction in your blood pressure. Give it a try if you have a blood pressure monitor at home. Sit for a few minutes, take a reading. Then smile for a minute and take another reading while still smiling. Do you notice a difference?

7. Smiling Releases Endorphins, Natural Pain Killers and Serotonin

Studies have shown that smiling releases endorphins, natural pain killers, and serotonin. Together these three make us feel good. Smiling is a natural drug.

8. Smiling Lifts the Face and Makes You Look Younger

The muscles we use to smile lift the face, making a person appear younger. Don’t go for a face lift, just try smiling your way through the day — you’ll look younger and feel better.

9. Smiling Makes You Seem Successful

Smiling people appear more confident, are more likely to be promoted, and more likely to be approached. Put on a smile at meetings and appointments and people will react to you differently.

10. Smiling Helps You Stay Positive

Try this test: Smile. Now try to think of something negative without losing the smile. It’s hard. When we smile our body is sending the rest of us a message that “Life is Good!” Stay away from depression, stress and worry by smiling.

Why are you smiling today?

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34 Responses

  1. I am happily eating way too much buttered popcorn right now. But I will smile until the stomach ache kicks in. say CHEESE!!

  2. Love this post. I need to print the list and post it on the wall. It’s so true about smiling being such a good thing for us, even when we don’t realize it. I’m smiling because I have some wonderful friend.

  3. I am smiling just because I am having a good day 🙂

  4. i’m smiling b/c my sweet puppies are nuzzling and snuggling my feet…makes me feel loved 🙂

  5. Great post!!!! Reading it made me smile!!!! I am smiling today because my kids are all getting along!

  6. I’m smiling reading this 🙂

  7. Awww, this post makes me SMILE! 🙂 I’m smiling because I walked 5 miles with a good friend today!! 🙂

  8. Great post! I actually used to smile all the time! When I was in high school, people used to always say that about me. Age really takes it out of you! I still think I smile a good amount and I am trying to make a conscience effort to smile more. I do think it is contagious and I think it helps me mentally!

    • I agree…I think I smiled more when I was younger. I was actually voted “Mosy Smiley” in high school! Ah yes…my parents were so proud! haha! But I feel like I don’t smile as much anymore…not that I am any less happy I just am more serious, more responsbility…you know adult life! 🙂

  9. Honestly, I am not the most smiley person…never have been! I do try to be pretty positive though! Today I am smiling watching the Netherlands beat Uruguay! I studied abroad there so I love the dutch!

  10. #3 is my favorite bc it’s so true! i saw this man smiling while driving and it made me smile, then giggle!

  11. I wasn’t really smiley today. This was a good reminder I need to be!

  12. Looking at you from 5 years ago, you have not aged at all. Good for you!

    • THANK YOU!!! I know it sounds crazy but I swear my forehead wrinkles are freaking me out!!! haha! I was 24 when that picture was taken and now at 29 I feel like I look it! So thanks…THAT made me smile! haha!

  13. Ok, so I actually did what you said and tried to smile while thinking of something negative…and I really couldn’t!!! I honestly had to rack my brain to think of something negative (which is NOT usually the case). AWESOME! 🙂

  14. my team is in the World Cup final, reason to smile!!!

  15. Love this post 🙂

    I am happy because I am back from vacation, can get back to my normal routine (including eating), have my dog back and got keys to my new place. Life is good!

  16. I am smiling because even though my 5 year old is home sick I somehow have the patience to deal with it. A miracle like that absolutely deserves a smile.

  17. Great idea for a post!! I’m smiling because I’m healthy and ALIVE!

  18. I’m smiling because I’m on vacation!!! 😀

    We can still be friends, even though you’re a Kristy and I’m a Dawn 🙂

  19. I love this! Im always smiling – its almost unnatural 🙂

  20. This post made me smile! Thanks for the reminder!!!!

  21. I’m smiling because I’m off work. Woo hoo!

  22. Awwww, I love smiling!! (Your post made me immediately think of “Buddy the Elf”) 😀
    I’m smiling right now because I’m about to enjoy a piece of a sweet, caramel & chocolate covered apple…YUM 🙂

  23. Your post made me smile, thanks! At times I forget to smile, weird. I think I take life to seriously at times and I need to remember to smile more often!

  24. One of the best compliments that I ever received was in 9th grade. Someone asked me if I had been asked to homecoming, since I was smiling. Another person replied “Since when do you see Anne NOT smiling?”

    SMILE! It increases your face value!

    (Name the movie)

  25. I am smiling b/c I just drank a cup of coffee at 10pm. And I loved it 🙂

  26. I am smiling coz I just ate my first strawberries of this summer, so yummy. And you pretty girl make me smile every day 🙂

  27. I love this! (and need to refer back to it often). I find the fact that smiling makes you appear more successful interesting. I guess i never thought about it that way.

    And right now I’m smiling because I have a cute puppy sleeping next to me, and it looks like it’s going to be a beautiful day! 🙂

  28. I love this Kelly! It made me smile 🙂

    I’m smiling today cause my pup is snuggling with me right now.

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