Whatever you are doing right now, no matter how you are feeling, just stop for one second, fill your heart with the warmth of something that makes you happy… and smile. Suddenly the World seems that little bit better, doesn’t it?
Smiling has such magical qualities. Not only for the person smiling, but for the people receiving it too.
We were born with the ability to smile. It is not something that is learnt; it is a built in mechanism with fantastic health and emotional benefits!
Psychologists have found that by putting a smile on your face, can instantly lift your spirits, because of the endorphins released. These amazing brain chemicals work even if you are in the foulest of moods and have to fake a smile! The name Endorphin is intended to mean “a morphine-like substance originating from within the body” and it can help to promote a feeling of well being and relaxation. This relaxed state can help boost our immune system, keep us in good health and prevent and reduce stress. Smiling can really improve your health, and could even prolong your life!
Do you really need any more reasons to get a smile on your face?
“Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing” – Mother Theresa
A smile is universally recognised in all languages, in all countries and cultures. I always feel deeply touched when a stranger passes and smiles at me. Its almost as if they have telepathically shared with me, some of the good feelings they may have been having. Some may think I’m completely crazy, but I try to smile at everyone I come into contact with. It is a simple gesture which has such powerful connotations. Without speaking, a smile can express so much; happiness, appreciation, understanding and love.
“Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love” – Mother Theresa
Smiles are scientifically proven to be contagious. So by smiling, you are actually helping those around you to feel healthier, happier and more at peace! Imagine if today we all made the conscious effort to smile at everyone we met. We could perhaps start a smile epidemic! Now wouldn’t that be magical!
Today, before you leave your house, make sure you are wearing the best and most important outfit you own: Your smile. You are never fully dressed without it. And when there are so many wonderful things in life to smile about, why wouldn’t you??
Love and blessings,
Fairy GodMuma xxx