Smiling: A Guide to One of the Most Powerful Gestures

smiling kids

Happiness Rushing to the Surface…..

The Bashful Flush Before It

Or The Pause Before Big Laughter….

It Starts With A Smile.

Remember how many smiles you gave out as a kid?

Those carefree days of sweet existence, giggles and smiling.

Smiling was easy then

And it also didn’t take much…..

A game

A book

A friend

A flower

A cricket

Everything and everyone was worth a smile.

It’s said that kids smile 400 times a day, while adults only 20 (Source: Ted Talk Ron Gutman)

So where did we lose our ability to smile along the way?

And most importantly, why?

The smile is the beginning of warmth, happiness and love.

It’s the silent connection that bonds two strangers, but it’s rare we smile at strangers.

So why should we smile back at strangers?

Why should we even care?

We don’t even know them,

they don’t know us,

and there’s no actual relationship there to build on.

What does smiling have to do with kindness?

Most importantly,

why should the lives of others not even affecting us in fact, actually affect us and matter?

The reality is that

by creating a reflection of what we wish to see around us,

we are doing more good for ourselves than we know.

Whether we feel it in the moment or not,

smiling creates an internal response in the body

which elicits a happiness response.

When you smile to yourself,

or when you smile back at someone,

there is a physical response created in the body

which is one of relaxation and ease.

Not only that,

smiling can actually help us feel better,

even when we may not be mentally there yet.

Take a look at this poem and

see if it opens up your mind

and perhaps your heart

to looking at things a little bit differently. 


Smile Back At Me 

Smile back at me because I need your smile

Smile back at me because you’re kind

Smile back at me because you’re having a good day

Smile back at me because you’re having a bad day and want to make it better

Smile back at me because your smile makes me smile

Smile back at me because you're happy

Smile back at me because you make me happy

Smile back at me because I make you happy

Smile back at me because my smile makes you smile

Smile back at me because your smile makes me laugh

Smile back at me because now we’re both smiling

Smile back at me because now we’re both laughing

Smile back at me because now it’s gone from bad to good

Smile back at me because you can

Now can you see, how much your smile means to me?

If you need more reasons to smile, click on the picture below 🙂

Smiling Friends

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