Want to be the reason someone smiles today? That’s a pretty big deal. A lot of people have the desire to make others smile, but only a small percentage actually do.
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We all have the ability to be the reason someone smiles today.
The world would be a much happier place if we all practiced empathy more. When someone smiles at us, we should smile back and say “thank you.”
This simple act of kindness is something we all could practice on a daily basis.
In this blog, we shall explore the power of smiling and how one can truly be the reason someone smiles.
The power of a smile is priceless!
We all know that smiling is a good thing. People who smile are generally liked by others. Smiling also triggers the release of feel-good chemicals in the brain.
When you smile, you send a signal to your brain that says “I’m happy.” Your brain then sends out more of these neurotransmitters, aka the feel-good chemicals to you.
Studies have shown that a smile is the most powerful of all human expressions.
It is also one of the simplest. You can’t fake a smile. You either have one or you don’t.
This is why smiling is so powerful. You can’t hide a smile. When you smile, you’re letting the world know that you’re happy.
People are naturally drawn to a happy person. They’re more likely to associate with and trust a person who is genuinely happy.
People also tend to like people who smile.
A study conducted at North Carolina State University concluded that when people see someone smiling, they tend to assume that the person is happy.
In the same study, the researchers discovered that people who smile tend to be perceived as more likable than people who don’t.
This makes sense. If you smile, people think you’re happy. And being happy is a good thing.
It’s a gift that brings out the goodness in people and ‘keeps on giving!”
How to bring a smile to your friends.
Do you have any friends who are always smiling? If so, what makes them smile? Are they having fun? Or are they just trying to make you smile?
I have a few friends that always seem to be smiling. They usually make me smile because they are happy and I am happy when I am around them.
I would love to bring more happiness and cheer to people. How can I do that?
You see, I don’t know why they smile, but I know why I smile.
I believe that we all have a purpose in life. We were put here to help others, and we can do that in many ways.
When you smile at someone, you will be lifting their spirits and make them feel better about themselves.
But most important of all, you will be bringing a smile to their face.
When we smile, we spread happiness.
Smiling is a simple act, but it’s one of the most powerful tools in our arsenal.
A smile can lift the mood of a room, break down barriers, and bring people together.
Find the goodness in others.
There’s always a good person in every crowd. Sometimes, though, we don’t see the goodness in others. Sometimes we see what we think we see.
We may assume someone is a bad person because they don’t smile or look friendly. We see the ugliness and assume the rest of them are the same.
While this may be true in some cases, it is usually the case that the opposite is true. If you look closely, you’ll find that most people are good. They are just doing their best.
It’s up to you to see the good. It’s easy to assume the worst in other people, but it’s hard to see the good.
So, when you see someone smiling, stop and say “thank you”.
When you make someone smile, they’ll be grateful.
When someone smiles at you, you feel happy. When someone is being kind to you, you feel happy. When someone has good intentions toward you, you feel happy. When you see a smile on a person’s face, you feel happy.
That happiness is your own, you just don’t know it.
We all have the ability to make someone else happy. Whether it’s by giving them a compliment or helping them solve a problem, we can all contribute to a positive environment.
You may be thinking, “This sounds like a self-help book.”
While there is some truth to that, what makes this concept so unique is that you’re going to learn how to “smile” your way into more positive relationships.
If you can make someone happy, you will have a huge impact on their life. That’s true power.
You might just save a life.
When researching for this blog article, I came across this powerful and impactful article written by Joe Rinaldi. He recollected this incredible story:
“The story goes something like this –
There was a man who lived a few miles from the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. One day he walked those few miles to the bridge, jumped and committed suicide. As the police investigated the man’s death in the following days they came across a note that the man had left on his nightstand.
The note read: “I’m going to walk to the bridge. If one person smiles at me on the way, I will not jump.”
Nobody smiled at this man and so he felt even more alone, isolated, and helpless than ever before. These feelings ultimately pushed him over the edge to take his own life.
Everyone knows someone who struggles with depression. Some struggle and get help, but some don’t. Smiling goes a long way to making people feel better and more comfortable around us.
In fact, smiling can often change and even save lives.
Why gratitude makes one happy.
Gratitude makes us happy.
Gratitude can be defined as being thankful for what we have or for someone else’s generosity.
Gratitude is something that most of us take for granted. It’s also something that has a huge impact on our happiness.
Studies show that when we feel grateful, our mood goes up, our self-esteem rises, our confidence grows, and even our sleep quality improves.
According to a study conducted by Dr. Robert Emmons, at Harvard University,
“Expressing gratitude and having gratitude toward another person causes us to experience more positive emotions.”Robert Emmons
In another study, researchers found that when we practice gratitude for two weeks, we see the most improvement in our happiness and self-confidence.
Can you imagine using your improved level of happiness and self-confidence and conveying this to other people?!?
The magic of kindness is enormous!
If you’ve ever wondered how some people are so confident in themselves, it may have something to do with the way they carry themselves.
A smile is the most powerful tool to uplift your mood and give you a feeling of optimism and well-being.
As a matter of fact, there is a study that says that people who smile at others feel happier than when they smile at themselves.
That’s why we should all remember to practice this simple act of kindness and be the reason someone smiles today.
In this post, I would like to present my 30 favorite quotes that can make your life longer and your day a little happier. Imagine, if you will… if every person in the world could smile a little bit more, the joy and happiness humanity would be towards one another.
”Smile… Smile More… Keep Smiling”Beth Elkassih
“A simple smile. That’s the start of opening your heart and being compassionate to others.”Dalai Lama
“Nothing shakes the smiling heart.”Santosh Kalwar
“Smile is the beauty of the soul.”Lailah Gifty Akita
“A smile is the shortest distance between two people.”Robert Brault
“Smile and the world will smile with you.”Unknown
“Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.”Thich Nhat Hanh
“Keep a smile on your face and let your personality be your autograph.”Unknown
“A smile remains the most inexpensive gift I (you) can bestow on anyone and yet its powers can vanquish kingdoms.”Og Mandino
“A smile puts you on the right track. A smile makes the world a beautiful place. When you lose your smile, you lose your way in the chaos of life.”Roy T. Bennett
“Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.”Unknown
“It only takes a split second to smile and forget, yet to someone that needed it, it can last a lifetime.”Steve Maraboli
“If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours.”Unknown
“Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A ‘you can do it’ when things are tough.” Richard M. Devos
“Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody’s heart.”Anthony J. D’Angelo
“You are somebody’s reason to smile.”Unknown
“Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.”Roy T. Bennett
“Never underestimate the importance of having a person in your life who can always make you smile.”Unknown
“A smile costs nothing but gives much. It enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give. It takes by a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever.” NDTV
“Your smile brightens the lives of all who see it. To someone who has seen a dozen people frown, scowl or turn their faces away, your smile is like the sun breaking through the clouds.”Dale Carnegie
“Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.”Mother Teresa
“A smile is so sexy, yet so warm. When someone genuinely smiles at you, it’s the greatest feeling in the world.”Mandy Moore
“Making one person smile can change the world. Maybe not the whole world, but their world.”Unknown
“Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” Mother Teresa
“Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, how you leave others feeling after having an experience with you becomes your trademark.”Anonymous
“Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person’s life.”Jackie Chan
“Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are.”Harold S. Kushner
“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.”Princess Diana
“Because that’s what kindness is. It’s not doing something for someone else because they can’t, but because you can.”Andrew Iskander
“Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.”Scott Adams
You can be the reason someone smiles today. The secret is to practice the art of smiling and being kind.
In this article, you discovered how to open the door and make someone smile. You learned how to make someone feel happy with your words of encouragement and positivity.
You learned that by doing something nice and giving kindness to others every day shall make someone’s day.
Happiness is magnetic and contagious. So go out and start spreading ‘your’ special message and smile. It truly will make a difference in people’s lives.