Hello everyone. Today is a wonderful day, as every other day almost is. It’s a good day to smile. Most often than not, we hardly smile. Maybe it’s some bad news, some bad country news, relationship issues, work issues… there’s always one issue or the other that steals our smiles from us.

The question is; how do we get our smile back?

The fastest and easiest way to get your smile back is to smile. Sounds easy-peasy, right? And yet it’s the hardest to do! I dare you, right where your are, at this very moment, to smile. For no just reason, smile. Widen those lips to the point that your teeth are exposed. Stay like that for ten seconds. How do you feel now?

Smiles are contagious.

Let’s investigate what it is about smiling that makes us feel good. According to popular research, when you smile, that squeeze at the tail end of your lips sends a signal to your brain, activating the reward center of your brain which in turn spikes up the happy hormones. So as you can see, smiles are all happy. But there are some rare smiles that mask sadness and sometimes depression. There are, of course, scientific ways to differentiate fake smiles from real smiles. But the whole idea of smiling is to generate happiness. And guess what? Smiles are contagious!

Aren’t we lucky that we can trick ourselves to be happy? How many times have you smiled today?