Even if I say, ‘I’ll put all this behind me, I’ll look on the bright side and force a smile,‘Job 9:27
Smile! Go ahead, you know you want to. Let’s see those 32s, or 22s, or whatever you have left or purchased. There you go! You look good.
Did you know that when God smiles at you He releases a blessing upon you? (Numbers 6:25 Mes.) Did you know when you smile at others you release something as well?
Research shows that smiling correlates to better health, financial stability, greater trust, and increased interpersonal cooperation. Smiling conveys compassion, respect, empathy, hospitality, and patience. A smile can change an attitude which in turn can regenerate the passion and strength needed for success. All of that from your smile. Smiling is powerful!
Now I am not referring to a sinister smile filled with a malicious intentions, or a nervous grin generated from fear. I’m referring to a sincere smile that’s genuine and authentic in its nature. There is much to be said about the power of a smile.
Smiling makes you feel good. Smiling is one of the easiest things we can do that brings about immediate emotional change, even if you are feeling blue. When you smile it releases endorphins that tricks the brain to feeling good while releasing emotional and physical stress. Try this exercise. Look into a mirror and hold a smile for one minute. The results will be phenomenal!
Smiling improves your appearance. Ask any photographer, hiring manager, or potential mate and they will all say you become more attractive and desirable when you smile.
Smiling helps make things right again. Phyllis Diller once said a smile is a curve that makes everything strait. So he next time you make a mistake just smile, admit it and move on!
Smiling makes others feel good and creates trust and rapport. When you smile at strangers it creates assurance of friendliness. It conveys a message that says I’m OK and you’re OK.
People who smile live longer. Research shows that people who regularly displayed big smiles lived an average of 7 years longer than those who didn’t.
Now I know that many people may feel they don’t have anything to smile about. Life’s circumstances and situation may have been physically, financially, and emotionally devastating. That’s understandable, but the key to changing circumstances and situations begins in the heart. The emotions that beacon from the heart is where everything in your life starts. (Proverbs 4:23) You can change those emotions by smiling.
So go ahead, smile in spite of pain and turmoil. If for no other reason, smile because God is smiling on you!
I’m Andrew Freed and you are an Overcomer In Christ.