Just Smiling can make your day!

| March 29, 2011

White_SmileThere are so many things a smile does for us.  The simple act of smiling can boost your mood and the mood of others around you and one of the best parts is, smiling is free!

How often do you laugh? How frequently do you smile? Research has found that 4-year-old children smile and laugh around 400 times a day while adults smile and laugh  only 14 times a day. Yikes!  Don’t worry be happy! Four-year-olds are often joyous, and adults are not. What is the difference? Maybe, as we become serious, hard-working adults, we lose our sense of humor along with the freedom to laugh. Such a loss is unfortunate because humor can be healing.

So, be sure you smile today. Smile on purpose, even if you don’t feel like smiling. See if you can fool yourself into a better mood.  “Fake it until you make it”. Intentionally, smile. Laugh, if you can. Humor is good for you. It improves your mood and health. Practice smiling and see if your life doesn’t begin to go just a little bit better.

I found a great blog post called 15 Fascinating Facts about Smiling that prompted me to write this blog article today.