The smile you send out returns to you.
It is so simple – is it not? – to smile at someone. When you smile from your heart, not just with your lips, you feel good. When people smile at you, not just with their lips but from their hearts, you also feel good. Smiling makes you feel happier, because it releases endorphins which serve as neurotransmitters that relieve pain and increase your feeling of well-being.
When it is so easy to make yourself and others feel better with a genuine smile – why don’t you smile more?
The Smile You Send Out
Creative as people are, they have many excuses for NOT smiling – it rains, lots of stress at work, headaches, life is difficult, there is nothing to smile about, nobody cares about them anyway – the list goes on and on. So what?
Charlie Chaplin’s song* has the right of it:
“Smile though your heart is aching
Smile even though it’s breaking.
When there are clouds in the sky
you’ll get by.”
Even if life were to appear difficult for you at this moment – you could still smile. Smiling will make you feel better. Don’t you want to feel better?
“If you smile through your pain and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You’ll see the sun come shining through
If you are happy or not, if you are sad or not – you can still smile. And the smile you send out returns to you, most of the time from the person you smile at, sometimes from an unexpected direction. It’s all good.
“That’s the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what’s the use of crying.
You’ll find that life is still worthwhile –
If you just smile.”
*Lyrics by John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons