By Sheena Williams

A Smile is a facial expression formed by flexing the muscles near both ends of the mouth and by flexingsmile_1 muscles throughout the mouth. In other words, it denotes that the one who does it is not only having a pleasant time, but is also a pleasant person. What if you are having a bad day, or someone does something to make you frown? Take a deep breath, count your blessings and Smile. Everyone has bad days, weeks, months, and even years. But the thing that separates happy positive people from negative people is that they roll with the punches and remember the good things.

From an employer’s standpoint, they are going to hire people who look pleasant. If you don’t look happy, then, they won’t want you interacting with their customers. Since their customers should be your target, then you bring an un-positive energy and this is not something they are going to be able to work with. It won’t matter if you can do the job, it won’t matter what your degree is, and it won’t matter that you are the best in your field. If you can’t be put in front of those who need to be served, then, no one is going to see it. There is a reason it’s called service with a Smile.

If that doesn’t get you to Smile, then, let’s count down the biggest reason to smile.


It Makes You Attractive

Smile_2Who doesn’t love a beautiful Smile? If there is one thing that will transform someone’s face, it’s a Smile. A Smile will make a mediocre person beautiful, and an unattractive person stunning. The lack of one, however, will make a good looking person less attractive. Smiles will bring people to you, frowns will keep them away. It also makes you look years younger! And who doesn’t want that?

It Alters Your Mood

If you’re having a rough day, Smile. Smiling through the pain helps to lighten your mood. If you even fake a Smile for a few minutes, you’ll eventually Smile for real.

Everyone Will Want To Smile With You

Group of smiling friends against white backgroundIf you’re smiling, you give other people permission to Smile. They won’t be able to help themselves. They will want to be a part of everything and anything that is making someone else happy. Be that anything. If you’re in a good mood, others will start to be in a good mood too!

A Smile Is Stress-Relieving 

When you’re letting the world get to you, it shows on your face. Smiling helps to relax your facial muscles. It takes 42 muscles to frown, but only 17 to Smile. The sheer act of smiling will instantly release tension!

A Smile Can Reap Large Amounts of Health Benefits

Smiling helps the immune system, reduces your blood pressure, and releases endorphins. It’s like a natural pain killer! Smiling allows your body to relax and in turn, acts as a drug when our body starts to remember what it’s like to feel happy! So, show off those pearly whites!

It’s A Success Skill!

As stated earlier, smiling makes you more approachable. It also makes it easier for others to want to do things for you. If you go next door to ask for a cup of sugar looking mad, then, they may tell you that they are out of sugar. If you do it with a Smile, then, they will want the transfer of that good feeling. Think of it this way; it’s like an express way of doling out the golden rule of treating others the way you wish to be treated!

So, remember smiling is always in fashion. It will never go out of style. It makes everyone awesome, and more importantly it will never fail to make you feel better or make you approachable. So if you are having a rough day, Smile, Smile, Smile! △