“Make someone smile whenever you can, you never know how much of a difference you could be making in their life at that moment.”—Anonymous
Nothing in this world is more powerful than a smile. It’s nearly effortless for the person smiling but the impact a smile can have on someone is undeniably powerful. They are mood boosters, feeling soothers and friend makers. This simple expression we do on a daily basis carries the ability to uplift and change the course of a day.
Many people do not realize the power of a smile. It can work like 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.
We all know how much fun laughing can be; it’s a belly-aching good time! Imagine that same elated feeling of happiness in an instant facial expression. It surges through your body, giving you the same joy you gain when laughing and having a good time.
One simple smile has the power to calm fear, insecurity, hurt and anxiety. It has the power to change the world because smiles can be shared free! It’s the emotion that keeps on giving. When you smile at another person you pass all the wonderful benefits of smiling on to that person, and in turn they are more likely to pass that smile on to someone else.
“Making one person smile can change the world, maybe not the whole world, but their world. Start small. Start now.”—Anonymous
Try it. Tilt up the corner of your lips at someone on the street and the odds are you will make that person grin back at you…and when they smile back, they too will feel a wave of happiness. It puts pep in your step and can make you realize how wonderful the world truly is.
We all know what it feels like to open the mailbox and see a card in there. A smile leaps and bounds across your face. That feeling is amplified every time you send someone a card or a sweet gift in the mail. Not only are you full of love when sending, the recipient it overjoyed when they see how much you care, and yet again a smile takes place on another face.
You have the power within you to change attitudes and to change lives, yet all you have to do is smile. Take the happiness challenge today and vow to smile as often as you can. Imagine how great you will feel throughout your day by doing this. Imagine the contagiousness of this challenge. Wouldn’t it be nice to see more and more people smiling on the street, feeling cared for and full of happiness? We truly can change lives one card, one gift and one smile at a time.