One simple word can make you do just that, smile! Good Morning Friends! It is Wednesday, and what a day it is.
Today I am smiling because I feel awesome. Not only is today Hump Day (the middle of a work week used in the context of climbing a proverbial hill to get through a tough week) Today marks that day of maximum hope that maybe, you might make it out of this week alive. A particularly good hump day can last you the rest of the week, and by Doomsday morning (Monday) you survive by anticipating hump day. Nothing goes wrong on hump day. Most other days can be defined by hump day. Tuesday is the day before hump day. Thursday is one day after hump day. Except Friday is WOOOH!!! FREEDOM!!! Day.. (FYI: Hump day has nothing to do with sex. Unless one wants it to. I like to declare the existence of hump day just to see people's faces. Thank you Urban Dictionary, for clarifying this.) This my friends, makes me smile. This is also why I declare myself awesome today.
Sometimes, when life gets busy, we all get into a slump (yes, slump) and forget all about us. Yes, it is okay to think about yourself sometimes because it is good for your health (this fact was brought to you by the non-certified doctor Em). And you know what, smiling is also good for your health (I do believe that this is a proven fact somewhere out there). Sit back and think about why today is awesome. You know what, instead of thinking about the awesomeness that is Wednesday; think about how awesome you are (Yes, You) and Smile! If this doesn’t convince you that Wednesday is awesome, here are some more reasons to smile.
Smiling Makes Us Attractive
We are drawn to people who smile. There is an attraction factor. We want to know a smiling person and figure out what is so good. Frowns, scowls and grimaces all push people away -- but a smile draws them in
Smiling Changes Our Mood
Next time you are feeling down, try putting on a smile. There's a good chance you mood will change for the better. Smiling can trick the body into helping you change your mood. (yes, you can trick yourself, even though you know what the trick is)
Smiling Is Contagious
When someone is smiling they lighten up the room, change the moods of others, and make things happier. A smiling person brings happiness with them. Smile lots and you will draw people to you.
Smiling Relieves Stress
Stress can really show up in our faces. Smiling helps to prevent us from looking tired, worn down, and overwhelmed. When you are stressed, take time to put on a smile. The stress should be reduced and you'll be better able to take action.
Smiling Boosts Your Immune System
Smiling helps the immune system to work better. When you smile, immune function improves possibly because you are more relaxed. Prevent the flu and colds by smiling. (I like to think of this as the sole reason I haven’t gotten sick this cold season.)
Smiling Releases Endorphins, Natural Pain Killers and Serotonin
Studies have shown that smiling releases endorphins, natural pain killers, and serotonin. Together these three make us feel good. Smiling is a natural drug. (Convinced yet?)
Smiling Makes You Seem Successful
Smiling people appear more confident, are more likely to be promoted, and more likely to be approached. Put on a smile at meetings and appointments and people will react to you differently.
Smiling Helps You Stay Positive
Try this test: Smile. Now try to think of something negative without losing the smile. It's hard. When we smile our body is sending the rest of us a message that "Life is Good!"
So today, smile and relish in the rewards because Life truly is something to smile about (so is your awesomeness).
Isn’t Life Grand? J