The Power of a Smile
Smiles are Wonderfully Contagious.
You have the power within you to create a smile and there is a lot of power in that expression. Whenever you smile at someone else they are very likely to start smiling too because a smile is infectious. Try it. Tilt up the corner of your lips at someone on the street and the odds are that you will make that person grin back at you
When they smile back then they too will feel a wave of happiness flood throughout their being. For a little while all their physical and emotional aches and pains will miraculously go away.
You have the power within you to change attitudes and to change lives and all you have to do is smile.
You smile at someone and they at another person and then that person at someone else, and the change begins. You have the power to make the world a much nicer place to live in and all you have to do is smile.
The Power to Change Countless Lives.
Many people do not realize the power of a smile. It can work magic, it can heal emotional pain, and it can remove physical pain.
When you smile at another person you not only let them feel that they are wanted accepted and appreciated but you also give encouragement as well.
This simple expression has the power to calm fear, insecurity, hurt, and anxiety. It has the power within it to change the world because smiles can be shared. They are contagious. When you smile at another person you pass all the wonderful benefits of smiling on to that person.
A Wonderful Way to Share a Little Happiness
A smile is one of the most powerful gifts that you can give to another person. That one simple gesture has the ability to lift another into a feeling of intense enjoyment, erase loneliness, and remove physical and emotional pain.
When you share a smile you share happiness. What an amazing gift to give to another. It is a gift that is beyond value yet without value, it is a simple commodity that we can share without selfishness. There is tremendous power in a smile and sharing one can be the nicest thing you do. Because this expression is universal to every land, language is never an issue in its gifting, most every individual understands what an upward tilting of the lips means.
Are you a smiley person?
A Little Chemical Message Called an Endorphin is the Cause.
Studies show that when you smile something wonderful happens within your body. You feel happier. Your brain sends a rush of feel good messages throughout your body.
So let's look a little deeper into why this expression can make you happy. Let's take a little tour into the depths of your physiological structure.
Did you know that when you smile you release a chemical message deep within your brain known as an Endorphin? Once released these Endorphins travel down the spine sending feel good messages throughout the rest of your body as they go.
These Endorphins are strong enough to actually have the power to reduce symptoms of physical, or emotional pain, and they will blanket you with a nice warm fuzzy feeling of well being. They are a chemical of approximately the same strength as another feel good chemical that we know as Morphine (wow huh).
Endorphins have the ability to make you feel happy, and whenever you smile, you release them. So even if you are not happy when you begin to smile you will be after. Then the more often that you smile the happier you will feel.
Smiles have also been proven to be contagious so you have the power to make other people happy and you can do this by simply sharing a smile with them. All you have to do to make someone happy is to smile at them. It's a fact.
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Harvey R. Ball: The Man Who Created the Smiley
The first smiley was created in 1963 by Harvey R. Ball. Mr. Ball was co-owner of a public relations firm and he created the smiley to help improve the morale of workers within a recently merged insurance company.
The original design of a happy smiling face on a black background was to become famous, yet Mr. Ball never applied for a trademark / copyright for his creation. He received a total of $240.00 for the entire smiley campaign.
Since that time the simple image he created has gone on to improve the moods of millions of people throughout the world. The reason his smiley was such a huge success is obvious, a smile just naturally makes you feel more secure, confident, and happy. The concept is simple yet oh so very powerful.
Do You Have a Smiley Image in Your Home or Workplace?
It may surprise you how many people do.
Get Outside. Go For a Walk. Feel the Sunshine on Your Face
June 15th is a Power of a Smile Day.
Well it turns out that there is more than one day that is set aside as a day to celebrate the power of a smile. June 15 is officially Power Of A Smile Day. Are you up to the challenge?
All you have to do to celebrate is to smile. So get out there and share your smile on this day. It is an expression of happiness, one that is recognized throughout most countries as a universal greeting of friendship.
So when you see another person share a smile with them. Make someone else's day a little happier. All you have to do to make someone happy is to smile at them.
It is a simple fact: Smile at the world and it smiles back you. You have the power within you to make the world a happier place. On Power of a Smile Day make the world a more cheerful place by sharing your smiles with as many people as you are able to. It is a gift that is free to pass along yet keeps on giving as it moves from one individual to another.
© 2009 Lorelei Cohen