I always say “SMILE FROM YOUR HEART!” There’s a lot of medical documentation today that confirms how smiling, laughing and feeling Joy definitely relieves stress, makes you healthier, and can help you live a longer, happier life. For example, when you smile and laugh, the brain produces endorphins, which are chemicals inside your body that (when released) help relieve physical and emotional stress, and thus, create a feeling of well-being. Since stress is attributed to a host of illnesses (cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and many more), this “smiling often” stress-relief process can greatly enhance your health. But….that works ONLY if your Smile is real and comes from inside you, not just on the surface.
So, what does it take to make you Really Smile and feel some Joy?
A real smile is created by certain enthusiasms such as a genuinely happy thought, memory or sound, or from seeing something funny/inspiring or from touching something that makes you feel good. That smile and sense of well-being happens automatically – and it Feels Wonderful!