Want to improve your life? Smile more.

Smiling is the one of the easiest ways to drastically improve your life.

I learned this lesson from my dad. On his business card it read, “Smile, you’ll feel good.” To be honest, I don’t always smile. When I don’t smile:

  • People can get the wrong impression of me
  • I can look mad, even when I’m not
  • I can come across as cold and distant, not warm and friendly

When I do smile, it changes everything. How?

  • It makes me feel better
  • It changes my attitude
  • It helps me connect more with others
  • I often get a smile in return, which helps the other person feel better
  • It just makes the world a better place

We all know this, but if you’re like me, you don’t smile enough. Why?

  • We don’t think about it
  • We think we’re smiling, but we really aren’t, (think half-smile)
  • We’re not intentional about it
  • We’re too focused on ourselves, our phones, etc.
  • We feel vulnerable when we take our guard down

Let’s make it a practice to smile more!

  • Look in the mirror and see/feel what a true smile is
  • Practice smiling
  • Make it a goal to smile to 5 people today

It can change your day, attitude, relationships, etc.

“A smile is happiness you’ll find right under your nose.” Tom Wilson

Proverbs 15:13, “A happy heart makes the face cheerful.”

One thought on “Want to improve your life? Smile more.

  1. Decades ago when our family was young someone shared with us to put the word “smile” on your phone near the dial (old school landline). He said the listener could hear your smile in your voice. I had not thought about such in a long time….thanx

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