Smiles have been inspiring artists for centuries. From Da Vinci’s The Mona Lisa to Hals’ The Laughing Cavalier, and from Barry Manilow’s “Can’t Smile Without You” to Justin Bieber’s “U Smile,” there is just something about smiling that invigorates the spirit. Times are tough, though, so why should artists or anyone, for that matter, be smiling? Here’s why:
- “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
Smiling boosts your mood! Feeling flat? Even agitated? Give smiling a try and experience an instant attitude adjustment. Not really feeling it? Even FAKING a smile can improve your mood.
- “We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.” – Mother Theresa
Smiling improves your immune system and reduces stress! Every time you smile, your body releases endorphins and your cortisol levels drop. Next time you’re feeling peckish, grin like a chimpanzee to stave off illness.
- “A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.” – William Arthur Ward
Smiling is universal. Hand signals, bows, and head movements mean different things in different places, but smiling is a cross-cultural sign of joy and acceptance.
- “Smiling speaks to people charmingly, without saying a word.” – Dr. T.P. Chia
Smiling makes you more successful! Okay, so smiling itself may not lead to success, but it does lead others to believe you are confident and sociable, so people who smile are more likely to get promoted than those who don’t.
- “Wear a smile and have friends, wear a frown and have wrinkles.” – George Elliot
Smiling makes you look better! And younger! Look in the mirror with a neutral face… Now look in the mirror and smile… Not only did you look more attractive and approachable when you smiled, you also got an instant facelift. Smiling pulls your cheeks, jowls, and eyes where they were in your younger years.
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