Show Your Smile
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TAKE ACTION TODAY
- Smile at EVERYONE you see today.
- Keep track of how many times you smile and laugh today.
- If you are having trouble smiling, here are a few suggestions to help:
- Make faces at yourself in the mirror.
- Shake your body like it's laughing from inside.
- Jump on the bed.
- Hug someone you love.
- Visit a pet store.
- At the end of your day of smiling, notice how you feel and whether people acted differently around you.
- A smile is a universal expression of happiness and recognized as such by all cultures.
- A smiling person is judged to be more pleasant, attractive, sincere, sociable, and competent. Smiling is contagious.
- Happy people generally don't get sick as often as people who are unhappy.
- Smiling or even seeing somebody smile releases endorphins that work in the brain to give an overall feeling of well-being.
- People are born with the ability to smile. Even babies born blind smile.
- Adults laugh approximately 15 times per day, while children laugh about 400 times a day.
- It takes only 17 muscles to smile, compared to 43 muscles to frown.
- Women smile more than men.