*”Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy” ~Thich Nhat Hanh*
(Before you read this article,slap a genuine smile on your face,you’ll thank me later)
Just smile.It takes a simple line across our faces to speak a million words,to say am okay,hello or just to pass some joy around .The sight of sunset,the feeling of love or harmonic atmosphere is where a smile usually dwells,but what I can say,smile is the best antidote for the messed up state of mind.
Even if misfortunes come to you in battalions,smile as it shows there is hope to live through another day and it will be alright .Happiness has no price tag,if you can find it in that lambo., in your job,at home with the ones you love or just in that one person who makes you smile, then embrace it with a smile.
I remember when I was in high school,I never used to smile because I was insecure about my teeth.For those who have seen me,you clearly know how my dentition is.I don’t have the best teeth(but at least they are white). I had very low self-esteem and I guess that affected me for the better part of my high school life.As I was growing up,I met this good friend of mine,who is also my mentor.He didn’t know about my low self-esteem issue.He kept on telling me that I looked good when I smile.Whenever I used to smile or laugh,I would always cover my mouth using my hands.After being told that I had a beautiful smile,everything just changed.Nowadays I smile at everybody coz after all,there’s nothing much I can do about my teeth.
Smiling reduces stress that you do feel at times,almost similar to getting good sleep,according to recent studies.And smiling helps to generate more positive emotions within you.That’s why we often feel happier around children-they smile more.On average,they do so 400 times a day.Whilst happy people still smile 40-50 times a day,the average of us only do so 20 times.Do you know that you can enter an interview room,smile and pap!You get the job even before you are asked any questions?That’s how powerful a smile can be;it can change your life.You may think that your appearance during an interview is just about wearing nice clothes.You can’t just wear that nice suit;you have to wear it with a smile.
One does always look elegant when smiling.When you smile,people treat you differently.You’re viewed as attractive,reliable,relaxed and sincere.Also,your smile is contagious-so if you’re smiling at someone,it’s likely they can’t help but smile back.If they don’t,they’re making a conscious effort not to.Your smile is something that should be worn often,so make it a priority to surround yourself with people,places and things that brighten your day.
1.When you smile,the world smiles back
2.Smiling lengthens your life
3.Smiling makes us appear more attractive to others
*The next time you’re feeling down or out of sorts,try a smile*