The Power of a Smile

Our smile has the ability to brighten the day for ourselves and others. It has the power to change an:

  • attitude
  • outlook
  • perspective
  • behavior
  • demeanor

Is there any other function or tool we have within ourselves that can so dramatically affect our relationships (formal or casual) with other people?

A smile is an invitation for others to want to approach us, work with us and be around us. When we replace a frown with a smile, a transformation takes place in our appearance, attitude and behavior. Positive overcomes negative.

When we directly smile to someone, that person’s brain automatically senses that the smiling person is paying special attention to them. For that second in time, the recipient feels better because they will typically return the smile. A smile is like the flu … it’s contagious.

“Always find opportunities to make someone smile, and to offer random acts of kindness in everyday life.”

― Roy T. Bennett

Published by W. M. Brown

I am a retired U.S. expat living in Ecuador. I was a business owner for 32 years before retiring in 2012.

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