“A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.”- Denis Waitley
A smile can be best defined as “the universal language that speaks of compassion, the positive countenance that cures the wounding of grimace, the most exclusive curve that brightens the spiritual vivacity and lightens some heavier parts of the heart, and the source of joy in the hardest hours of grief and surmounting troubles. A smile is the most dominant antidote to stress and a powerful therapy that sends the message to body – ‘Life is wonderful and live it with utmost joy till the end’.
I really wonder what makes Kids to smile approximately 400 times a day; whereas adults average only 15 times a day. What happens to us that gradually decreases the number of smiles as we grow older? Scientists say, “it takes 26 muscles to smile while 62 muscles to frown.” Why do we still emphasize on frowning? Research shows that the person who smiles often lives an average of 7 years longer than those who seldom conjure a customary smile. Smile wards off stress, depression and sickness because of the release of endorphins (natural painkiller) and serotonin associated with the smile. Smile gives the sense of relaxation, triggers positive feelings of vitality and resilience, fosters emotional connection, boosts the immune system, lowers the blood pressure, prevents us from looking overwhelmed, or tired, and improves confidence. Ironically, we don’t seem to be convinced to relieve the stress with a smile.
Don’t forget the precious possession you own. Start off your day with the CURVE = SMILE to integrate humor, vigor and happiness into the fabric of life.
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