When our smiling muscles contract, they fire a signal back to the brain, stimulating our reward system, and further increasing our level of happy hormones, aka: endorphins. In short, when our brain feels happy, we smile; when we smile, our brain feels happier. •It costs nothing, but creates much. •It enriches those who receive, without impoverishing those who give. •It happens in a flash and the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. •None are so rich they can get along without it, and none so poor but are richer for its benefits. •It creates happiness in the home, fosters good will in a business, and is the countersign of friends. •It is rest to the weary, daylight to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad, and Nature’s best antidote for trouble. •It cannot be bought, bagged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is no earthly good to anybody until it is given away.
FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT SMILING “Laughter is the best medicine.” You’ve probably experienced the benefits of smiling and laughter. But did you know that the simple act of smiling can boost your mood and even your immune system?