The importance of smiling

Happy Fruit Grass
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We all need to take time to smile at our sweethearts. A true, sincere smile has a very powerful affect on others. It sends a message of acceptance and warmth, of love and gratitude. Consider the following quotes:
If you're not using your smile, you're like a man with a million dollars in the bank and no checkbook.
Les Giblin
A smile is a light in the window of the soul indicating that the heart is at home.
A smile is different than the cheesy grin most kids put on their faces in order to have their picture taken. When you smile let it be a true smile. Do you remember Peter Pan? In order for the fairy dust to make you fly, you had to think a happy thought. The same is true for Harry Potter and casting his famous Patronus. It is also true for smiles.

To really smile, remember a happy experience in your life. It doesn't need to be related to the person you are smiling at, just a time that makes you smile. A time that really made you feel good. As you remember it, your face will want to smile. Let it. That is exactly what you want to have happen. A smile is more than a grin, a smile brings light to your whole countenance.

Have you every tried smiling at complete strangers? I have. Almost without fail they smile back at you. People like to be smiled at, I can't explain it, but its true. I have smiled at people walking down the street and most will smile back. That in turn makes me feel good because someone is smiling at me. Weird but true.

Life and kids and marriage can become so routine and common that we forget to smile. As I said before, a simple smile for my sweetie when first I see her after work will often make the difference in our whole evening. It takes so little effort yet can make such a difference.

Other smile-related articles:
* Reverse Golden Rule
* Soft Answer Turneth Away Wrath
* Communication and Marriage
* No Strings Attached
* Some relationship humor
* Romantic Bible Verses: Ecclesiastes


carrie said…
this is great.

i needed to read this.

i have always had people tell me to smile more.

there are some good points here.

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