Even if you feel silly smiling at a screen do it. Now. SMILE!
It’s scientifically proven that smiling makes your brain feel happy. Next time you’re mad at someone or frustrated at something, just SMILE. But a real, teeth showing SMILE. 😀 😀 😀
I’ve noticed when I go around shopping, school, work, just wherever, that not that many people SMILE. You don’t have to be mr. SMILE at everyone and everything all the time, but smiling at people (especially if they smile first) is a courteous thing to do. And it makes everyone feel good. Why? Because we’re transferring our joy to another person. It’s like a tiny pinch of love that we’re sending to them, whether we know them or not.
Nowadays we are so focused on what we’re doing and where we are going, mostly with our eyes on the screen in our hands, that we don’t focus on people anymore. In line at the coffee shop, getting milk like the person next to you, walking in the park and passing someone by. There’s no harm in a nice little SMILE that can brighten someone’s day AND make you feel happy!
We don’t know what people are going through, what their struggles are. Maybe their having a bad day, maybe they just had something happen to them. Maybe their life just sucks right then. Your SMILE could help them keep going.
Just like a kind word we say, a SMILE is something that makes that person feel so much better. They may even SMILE at someone else. We can touch so many people, cheer them up, make them know they are loved, if we only SMILE. It’s a chain reaction. I SMILE at you. You SMILE at someone else, and so on. Try it! You may even save a life! A precious God given life! You can let someone know they are loved and cared for, that they are worth it! I think the genuine, joyful SMILE is worth it!
So I encourage you to go out and SMILE. At your family, your dog, your friends, the cashier, the UPS guy, that random person who happens to make eye contact with you. We can change the world by smiling. We just have to try!
❤ I love you guys and am sending a big, big SMILE to you right now! 😀