Smile Often

The simple act of smiling has a powerful effect on the state of your mind, body and spirit.

“…let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭5:16‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.”

2 Corinthians‬ ‭3:18‬ ‭NIV‬‬

10 Reasons Why Smiling Will Make You Happier

  1. Smiling releases endorphins, which are natural mood-boosters that reduce stress and promote happiness.
  2. When you smile, it can lift your mood and create a positive feedback loop.
  3. Smiling is contagious and can spread positive emotions to others around you.
  4. Smiling helps to build relationships and improve social connections.
  5. People who smile are perceived as more attractive and approachable, which can increase opportunities for social interaction.
  6. Smiling can improve your immune system and help you to fight off illnesses.
  7. Studies have shown that smiling can lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease.
  8. Smiling can help to reduce anxiety and depression by promoting feelings of calmness and relaxation.
  9. Smiling can improve your self-confidence and make you feel more positive about yourself.
  10. Finally, smiling is a simple and easy way to boost your mood and bring joy to yourself and those around you.
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Ron Gutman reviews a raft of studies about smiling, and reveals some surprising results. Did you know your smile can be a predictor of how long you’ll live — and that a simple smile has a measurable effect on your overall well-being? Prepare to flex a few facial muscles as you learn more about this evolutionarily contagious behavior.


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