If you knew smiling could improve your health and your life, decrease stress and anxiety, and strengthen your immune system....Would you smile more often?
The second week in August is National Smile Week. Smiling doesn't take much energy, it releases endorphins which make you happy and it can even burn calories. (So much easier then exercising!)
How many smiles do you have?
Some people just smile all the time naturally and they make you smile when you see them. Others, not so much....A forced smile does not reach their eyes and you can tell they have other things on their mind. A person who has a tight-lipped smile could be concealing emotions such as shyness or anger. Their smile might be lopsided which could mean they aren't quite ready to commit to a genuine one due to mixed emotions. I think one of my favorites would be the smug smile. This one could be a sign of humor or perhaps self satisfaction or even arrogance. The careless attitude could make you want to tell them to "wipe that stupid smile off your face", but you would probably be smiling when you said it.
Surround yourself with people who smile and have an awesome Monday.