Happy New Year!
I have an Awesome Surprise for you this Year…
More and more SMILES!
The Power of a SMILE Series…
12 months of Power Thoughts
Inspiration – Kindness – Connection – LOVE
What is the Power in a SMILE?
How do you feel when YOU genuinely smile?
How do you feel when someone genuinely smiles at you? Did you smile or giggle at the cat and dog smiling? And their sense of friendship and unity!?
This coming year I want to focus on how SMILES affect our lives and many different situations and how our attitudes effect our ability to SMILE. First of all, I found some interesting information about SMILES! (At least I think this is interesting!)
WHAT IS A SMILE?
According to an online Dictionary: noun; a pleased, kind, or amused facial expression. And the smile is the “the symbol that was rated with the highest positive emotional content” concludes scientist Andrew Newberg, an American neuroscientist.
A smile is formed primarily by flexing the muscles at the sides of the mouth. It is believed it takes about 42 muscles to smile….42! Who knew? Some smiles include a contraction of the muscles at the corner of the eyes, an action known as a “Duchenne Smile“. Wikipedia
Whenever the mouth muscle only is activated and not the eye wrinkles, it’s not actually a genuine smile. Scientists call this the “social” smile. Like, when someone is in on a parade float for a long time and has to smile all the while. Or when someone smiles but really is not happy about the situation.
Can you tell the difference, at times, when one is really happily smiling and when one is “socially” smiling? Take some time this next week to pay attention to smiles.
THE SCIENCE OF SMILING
What happens to our brain when we smile?
“Smiling stimulates our brain’s reward mechanisms in a way that even chocolate, a well-regarded pleasure-inducer, cannot match.”
Smiling stimulates the pleasure center of our brain, greatly!
A smile can brighten up someone’s day, maybe a person is facing certain challenges in their lives, and your smile could be the sunshine that they did not know they were looking for. I was taking a walk lately, on a beautiful day, and a lady was walking toward me, looking down with a frown on her face and I said something to her, smiling, like, “Hello, beautiful day!” She looked up and gave a ‘half’ smile. I hope I helped her day.
“We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.”
— Mother Teresa *
- Inspire connection
- Show LOVE
- Give comfort
- Express kindness
- Create more smiles
- Support our positive attitudes
- (I wonder…) create a higher energetic level?
Everyone in the world relates to a smile…they immediately know what it means.
- Who do you know that has an AWESOME smile?
- What else do smiles do?
- What have you noticed about smiles?
Please email me at email@example.com NOW and give me your comments. I’d Love to hear from YOU! Subject: Smiles
Enjoy an awesome, smiling Winter 2019!
I am deeply touched by all the love and support I have received.
Thank you for your support of my Awesome Attitudes Blog in 2018.
SMILE and let your Awesome Attitude Shine!
Change your attitude, your stress and your life to light up the world!
Note, something new about the author: In the summer of 2018 I started “raising” caterpillars and Butterflies in my backyard (see “Backyard” Blog) and so I learned about the *BUTTERFLY EFFECT: The idea that one butterfly could eventually have a far-reaching ripple effect; the idea that small causes may have large effects in general.
I want my Blog and any place I am, to be a place where I try my best to bring peace, love and smiles; where I have my little positive influence on any person’s attitude and that the world will be a better place. I used to think if I could help just one person, that would be wonderful. Through these past 25+ years I have been in the presence of so many amazing people to give and receive from. I am humbled, honored and grateful.
Susan, Awesome Smiling Blogger
Love is the ANSWER no matter the question!
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