Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Don't worry; be happy- the value of a smile

Smiling has been found to increase feelings of happiness. Psychologists believe this is because the brain interprets the flexing of certain muscles to be indicative of a particular mood. For example, the zygomatic major is the facial muscle responsible for controlling the corners of the mouth. When this muscle is flexed, it is thought that it triggers the neurological response that controls emotion. Another possibility is that smiling while around other people leads them to smile back, and the brain reads this as a social cue to feel happy. (wiseGEEK: Learn Something New Every Day)

When someone is wearing a plastic smile, they appear to be happier with a situation or events than they actually are. This is basically a description of the forced smile you might see in many photographs. The point here is that such plastic smiles may actually transform to true smiles. Just keep doing it and eventually, it will become a real smile.This is a very potent  antidote to most of the troubles we have in life. Proverbs 17:22 affirms that a " merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones." I suggest everyone to keep smiling!

The Value Of A Smile
It cost nothing, but creates much.
It enriches those who receive without impoverishing those who give.
It happens in a flash, and the memory of it sometimes lasts forever.
None are so rich they can get along without it and none so poor but are richer for its benefits.
It creates happiness in the home, fosters goodwill in a business, and is the countersign of friends.
It is rest to the weary, daylight to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad, and nature's best antidote for trouble.
 Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is no earthly good to anyone until it is given away.
And if in the course of the day some of your friends should be too tired to give you a smile, why don't you give them one of yours?
For nobody needs a smile so much as those who have none left to give!

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