Smiling is not only good for your attitude and the attitude of those you come in contact with, smiling adds health benefits to your life.
- Smiling relieves stress
- Smiling changes our mood
- Smiling boosts our immune system
- Smiling lowers our blood pressure
Just these four benefits would make you want to wake up on the right side of the bed in the morning with a smile on your face.
I am always amazed that something as simple as a smile can change someone’s day from bad to good or good to great. Try it, you just feel good when you smile.
There is so much truth in the proverb “A smile is the shortest distance between two people.” Smiling is linked to the production of the hormone oxytocin. This hormone is often called the “caring hormone” because it causes bonding between people.
A smile holds a lot of power; it can bring perfect strangers together. We have seen this happen time and time again in our medical practice waiting room. Total strangers will be sitting together, one shares a smile and the other responds with a smile, they start talking, and when they part it is like they have been friends forever.
People are naturally drawn to people who smile, just try to see how many you can give away in one day and count how many smiles you received because you gave one first.
Yes, a smile is an amazing thing, we each have the ability to share literally hundreds a day making positive changes not only in our life by the way it makes us feel, but in the lives of those we share them with.
But the most amazing thing of all about a smile is they cost us nothing to give them away…they are free. Share them abundantly. It will change your outlook on life and how you feel each day.