Friday, December 19, 2008


If you're not using your smile, you're like a man with a millions dollars in the bank and no checkbook. -Les Giblin

Want to make someone's day? Smile.

I know that can sound pathetically simple, but when someone is terribly low, and feels all alone in the world, it can be the difference between despair and hope. Having been on both sides of that scenario, I can tell you that receiving a smile from someone may be enough to know that you're not in your boat alone. And that is a powerful message to give in a simple facial expression.

And, apparently, smiling is pretty good for the smiler too.

I found this great article by business coach Paul Sutherland that gives 5 Powerful Reasons to Smile. Of these reasons, one of them is the positive health effects of smiling. People who smile and attempt having a positive attitude "are less likely to suffer major life-threatening diseases". That's reason enough for me!

Have you smiled today?