The Power of a Smile

The Power of a Smile is real – through researches and reports! Who doesn’t like a smile?

One of the most famous smiles in the world! Glad I've seen it twice

Mona Lisa: the most famous smile in the world! Honored to have seen it!

Which is more remarkable? The above shown way or this?

Source here - a parody with The Scream

Source here – a parody with The Scream

I guess it’s with the smile! :) A smile has many benefits to our health and wellbeing. It seems we’re a naturally smiling species and we can “use” a smile to impact social situations positively. Paul Ekman, facial expressions’ expert, says that smiles are cross-cultural, with the same meaning in different societies. Remember the woman that doesn’t smile for 40 years? Impressive!

“More than 30% of us smile more than 20 times a day and less than 14% of us smile less than 5 times a day. Children smile as many as 400 times a day! A 3-D ultrasound shows that babies appear to smile even in the womb and blind babies smile hearing human voice.” When we see people smiling, we tend to smile too. It’s contagious! :) “Smiling stimulates our brain’s reward mechanisms and even chocolate, a high pleasure-inducer, cannot match it. A British study found that one smile has the same level of brain stimulation of 2,000 chocolate bars.”

A smile reduces stress hormones and blood pressure. It creates a joyful atmosphere and heavy work turns lighter. To other people, when we smile we not only appear more likeable and attractive, but we’re seen as being more competent! A smile builds better and faster relationships, crucial when it comes to first impressions. It enriches lives, adds something good to each one of us, so… SMILE!

Friday Feelings

The Power of a Smile

Dale Carnegie

Smile

Do you like to smile, often? Have you noticed that when you were down sometimes, smiling changed your mood?

May you share your smile with many people around you to multiply joy and happiness!

Wishing you a great weekend with smiles! Thanks for the lovely comments!

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34 thoughts on “The Power of a Smile

    • Hi, dear Pam! Such a sweet comment, thank you! Yes, I know the quote, but I just didn’t put it here because it’s so spread! I did think of that, though, and like you, I totally agree with that! Hope you have a very nice weekend! With smiles :)

  1. Liebe Denise, ich glaube absolut an die die Macht des Lächelns und ich lächle sooft es nur geht. Und ich habe zumindest bei mir selber festgestellt, dass es immer die Stimmung hebt, wenn man lächelt, deswegen versuche ich sogar beim Autofahren nicht zu grantig (grantig = schlechte Laune) zu schauen :) Ich wünsche Dir von Herzen ein wunderbares Wochenende!
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  2. I don’t think I’d be able to hold back a smile for forty years! Maybe I’d have a few less wrinkles – but I don’t think it would be worth it. Besides, most of my fine lines are from squinting in sunlight (sunglasses are really helping me out with this).

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  3. Qué hermoso post, Denise! Estoy totalmente de acuerdo con el poder de una sonrisa. No nos pasó a todos alguna vez que estabamos teniendo un mal día y recibimos una sonrisa cálida ya sea de un amigo, un familiar o hasta un extraño, y eso nos hizo sentir mejor? El pder de sonreir es contagioso además, como bien lo dices. A mi me encanta que siempre salgas sonriendo en tus fotos del blog, por ejemplo. Es un gesto muy bonito que ya empieza a ser raro en los blog, lamentablemente.
    Espero que tengas un lindo fin de semana, y nuevamente, muchas fuerzas!1 <3

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    • It’s true! It does change things! I believe that even in situations when someone has some kind of ill-will against us or is grumpy, when the person sees a smile s/he “melts” :) Thank you so much for your lovely comment! I wish you a nice weekend!

    • Thank you so much for the sweet comment and for sharing what your mother says! It was nice to know, I never thought of that and it’s true; now that I think of that, yes, I agree, a smile shows the real us! I hope you smile more, but sometimes we are shy to do so. Listen to your mom, she is wise, I can tell! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

  4. Sono assolutamtne d’accordo sul potere del sorriso cara Denise!
    Fa bene a noi e a chi ci sta intorno! Non so proprio come abbia fatto quella donna a non ridere per 40 anni!
    Non so se le rughe le siano venute lo stesso o no, ma di certo quello che ha perso è molto maggiore di quello che ha giadagnato, non credi? :)
    Buon week end, baci!
    S

    • E vero, carina Silvia! Le cose che la donna senza sorridere per 40 anni (adesso piu!) ha perso sono molto maggiore che un po di rughe! Come te, anche io preferisco sorridere! Baci, carina, grazie tanti per le dolce parole e una buona giornatta!

  5. of course I like the original painting more than the other one! Mona Lisa has such a sweet smile! and actually I really enjoyed your whole post on this very gloomy Sunday morning. smiling sure is very important and makes a lot of difference in our everyday lives. it’s important for everyone to remember that :) so thank you for sharing all those interesting facts and lovely saying with your readers. have a nice Sunday and even nicer new week, dear Denise!

    • Carinissima Maggie, sai come mi piace leggere le tue parole, sei sempre tanto carina con me! Grazie tanto per la dolcezza! In questo mondo, dove ho conosciuto gente che sorride, ma dopo ti fa male, sono sincera, mi fa sempre bene ai cuore leggere le tue parole e emozioni. Sei davvero una donna con sorriso nell’anima e come ho detto, sono sincere parole! Baci, buona domenica!

  6. Ommmg Denise you are absolutely right! I love that post 😀 It is amazing. So inspiring with awesome facts. Smiling is something everyone should do at all times no matter what! And those quotes in the end are amazing as always. 😉 I always love your posts because you are such a great inspiration 😀

  7. Smiling is one of my favourite things to do! Granted, I typically smile with my lips pressed together, as I’m quite self-conscious about my bad (crocked, overcrowded, etc) teeth, but still, even then, I’m a huge fan of smiling and as an incredibly shy, introverted person, as relied heavily on smiling as a way to help me feel more at ease n social settings and to comfort others (before I even speak) throughout my entire life.

    Many hugs & smiles coming your way, dear Denise,
    ♥ Jessica

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