Thursday, August 21, 2008

Have you smiled today?

Why smile?

There has actually been a large body of work done on why smiling matters. Indeed, look on the Internet and you will find that it is said that a genuine smile…

  • Makes us more attractive.
  • Helps us to change our mood.
  • Provides us a greater attention/notice from others around us.
  • Boosts our immune system and overall health.
  • Utilizes as many as 16 facial/neck muscles. But it takes 43 to frown.
  • Lowers the blood pressure.
  • Helps make people more successful in the long run.
  • Helps us stay more positive.
  • Releases endorphins that act as natural pain killers.
  • Boosts levels of Serotonin which regulates our moods, sleep, sexuality and appetite.
  • Acts as a natural pain killer.
  • Makes us look younger
  • Helps pave the way toward a better future.
  • Releases a warmer vocal tone.
  • Becomes contagious with others.
  • Relieves our stress.
  • Makes others more comfortable in our presence.
  • Triggers certain hormones, lowering heart rates, and steadying breathing.
  • Helps support our immune systems and fight illness.
  • Helps us to live longer.
  • Provides a stimulation to others as strong as eating 2,000 chocolate bars.
  • Becomes contagious.
  • Offers greater leniency to those facing a judge.
  • Eases the tension in an embarrassing moment.

1 comment:

  1. Carson4:12 PM

    If you're happy and you know it ..
    Clap your hands!
    Did you learn this at your leadership training?
    When do we get a new office?
    I am ready now.
    Rick and I always buy the TV Guide fall preview edition of new shows. Then we vote on if the show will last or not...make it or fail... sink or float.... be a hit or a flop.... get the picture?