While at the butcher shop the other day waiting my turn I observed the young woman behind the counter, I could not help but notice her beautiful smile. She was helping an elderly man and as she spoke her face just beamed with this wonderful smile. I could not help but smile as I watched her.
The store was crowded, but it did not seem to take a toll on this butcher. She helped each person make decisions and did special cuts for them while wearing her contagious smile. I noticed the other waiting customers began to catch her friendly spirit and were engaging each other in light conversation while they waited.
The whole place had a good feeling and it was due to this woman’s smile and friendly spirit.
Smiling is not only contagious (50% of the people we smile at will smile back) it is very healthy for us. Here are just a few of the health benefits that smiling produces.
- Reduces stress
- Puts us in a better mood
- Increases productivity
- Acts as a pain-killer
- Builds attraction
- Builds the immune system
The attached article lists 15 health benefits that smiling gives us and the most amazing thing about a smile is it’s FREE!
So start giving them away and become a healthier you.