WHY SHOULD YOU BOTHER SMILING?
After all, you might say, “I’ve got too much on my mind!”… or “I’m working on a problem right now!” … or “I’m going through some heavy stuff, dude!”
If we can pause for a moment and think about it, we usually realize there’s always time for a smile. Here are three good reasons to go ahead and lift the corners of your mouth — get out of that upside-down grimace and start smiling:
- You’ll send feel-good hormones rushing through your body, so you will feel more empowered to tackle that “problem” you’ve got.
- You’ll be more pleasant to be around and thus will attract friendly, happy people into your orbit — they can offer support for what you’re trying to accomplish and help you keep your focus on the positive
- You’ll feel energized instead of down in the dumps!
Watch this lovely video of Dean Martin singing one of my fave happy songs “When You’re Smiling” — the clip is from a 50s TV show called “The Colgate Hour” (yes, for you youngsters that means Colgate toothpaste was the show’s sponsor!) —