A smile goes a long way – not just for other people, but for the person smiling too.
Those who know me well know that this is my favourite quote! I know, it sounds cheesy. But it works! I can’t tell you how many times I have made someone smile just by saying this quote. Even if I just made them laugh or grin for being so cheesy.
Regardless, I put a smile on my face and say “Smile! It’s Contagious”. “Why?” you ask.
Because I truly do believe that a smile goes a long way – not just for the other person but for the person smiling too. We all give off a vibe or mood into our environment and a lot this has to do with body language. Have you ever walked into a waiting room and suddenly felt the positive energy drain from you as you notice everyone with sullen or frowning faces? The opposite is true as well. Seeing someone smile sends the message that the energy in that space is positive and welcoming. It really can brighten someone’s day.
As an added benefit it helps the person smiling by boosting their mood.
How? Well our muscles send signals to our brain which affect how we feel. The muscles used to smile send a message that you are okay and can be happy. The brain registers this and responds by triggering positive feelings and thoughts, even if you didn’t initially feel this way.
So go ahead… Smile! It’s Contagious 😊.
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