Smile. Go ahead, pass it on.
You’ll be better off
I am not always a fan of the insta-message posted on church signs, but I am a huge fan of smiling. Forcing yourself to smile can change your mood. Change it for the better that is.
Now I’m not saying that it is always easy, but it is doable. There have been times when I’m having one of “those days” that I literally have to go in front of the mirror, and using my fingers, force a smile. I will stay in that position until I can walk out of the bathroom maintaining the smile. Dale Carnegie in his bestselling book (for decades, I might add) How to Win Friends & Influence People very early on discusses the value of a smile. Here’s a couple of his words:
- “Actions speak louder than words, and a smile says, “I like you. You make me happy. I am glad to see you” p.63
- “Your smile is a messenger of your good will” p.69
- “Your smile brightens the lives of all who see it” p. 69
It’s amazing how this simple act can positively not only change our moods for the day but all those who we come in contact with as well.
Change a life one day at a time. SMILE!
The power you posses by simply smiling and causing others to smile: Amazing!
“For nobody needs a smile so much as those who have none left to give” Dale Carnegie.
“Smile,” by Nat King Cole
Game Exercise/Life Changer:
This week, find a way to cause someone else to smile. Repeat often! (Also a featured day in Don’t Be a Cow!)
And this will make you smile. Pass it on. (One of our earliest videos, with the original BOOK COVER!)