The Untapped Power of a Smile

“I will never understand all the good that a simple smile can accomplish”
Mother Teresa

Smiling…
Projects longevity of life
Determines a higher percentage of success
Reduces stress enhancing hormones
Reduces blood pressure
Makes you look good to other people (successful and magnetic)
Makes you look more competent

Do you smile more than 20 Times a day?
Statistics say…

Only 1/3 of people smile more than 20 Times a day
14% of people smile less than 5 Times a day

I am part of the 33% and I think as a society we can do better!

As written in Forbes by John Baldoni…

“Smile and the whole world smiles with you!”

“That’s something my grandfather a longtime newspaper-turned-PR man used to say quoting from the song “When You’re Smiling” made famous by Louis Armstrong. As a teenager I don’t know that I paid too much attention to Gramp’s advice, but I do know someone who did. Pope Francis!

Writing in the New York Times, columnist Timothy Egan neatly laid out the reasons why this Pope has been so popular. His secret seemed to be the joy he spread. Such joy comes — as does his name –from a place of humility. St. Francis of Assisi was a wandering priest renowned for his holiness that stemmed from his oneness with nature.

And in so many photographs with world leaders or common folks, he is smiling. By doing so, Francis personifies the joy that faith brings. Too often, and in far too many religions, rigor and discipline trump the serenity that faith begets.”

No matter what you do or where you go, it proves that a simple smile is contagious and life altering.

Live, Love, Dance, and Enjoy

Christy

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