Tuesday, April 14, 2009


In an old Shirley Temple movie, little Shirley sings
a smiley song...
Here is a list of the top 10 reasons to smile!!

1. Smiling Makes Us Attractive.
We are drawn to people who smile.
There is an attraction factor. We want to know a smiling person and figure out what is so good. Frowns, scowls and grimaces all push people away -- but a smile draws them in.

2. Smiling Changes Our Mood.
Next time you are feeling down, try putting on a smile. There's a good chance you mood will change for the better. Smiling can trick the body into helping you change your mood.

3. Smiling Is Contagious.
When someone is smiling they lighten up the room, change the moods of others, and make things happier. A smiling person brings happiness with them. Smile lots and you will draw people to you.

4. Smiling Relieves Stress.
Stress can really show up in our faces.
Smiling helps to prevent us from looking tired, worn down, and overwhelmed. When you are stressed, take time to put on a smile. The stress should be reduced and you'll be better able to take action.

5. Smiling Boosts Your Immune System.
Smiling helps the immune system to work better. When you smile, immune function improves possibly because you are more relaxed. Prevent the flu and colds by smiling.

6. Smiling Lowers Your Blood Pressure.
When you smile, there is a measurable reduction in your blood pressure.
Give it a try if you have a blood pressure monitor at home. Sit for a few minutes, take a reading. Then smile for a minute and take another reading while still smiling. Do you notice a difference?

7. Smiling Releases Endorphins, Natural Pain Killers and SerotoninStudies have shown that smiling releases endorphins, natural pain killers, and serotonin.
Together these three make us feel good. Smiling is a natural drug.

8. Smiling Lifts the Face and Makes You Look Younger.
The muscles we use to smile lift the face, making a person appear younger. Don't go for a face lift, just try smiling your way through the day -- you'll look younger and feel better.

9. Smiling Makes You Seem Successful.
Smiling people appear more confident, are more likely to be promoted, and more likely to be approached. Put on a smile at meetings and appointments and people will react to you differently.

10. Smiling Helps You Stay Positive.
Try this test: Smile. Now try to think of something negative without losing the smile.

Love and Hugs,


  1. Love the post!!! I wanted to comment on your other post on the gift, but it's not here. I only saw it in Google Reader. It was so beautifully written! It touched my heart to hear your testimony! God's grace is so awesome and powerful! So glad you reached out to Him!!! Have a blessed week, hope you're enjoying your time working on the shower!!

  2. Smiling back at ya girly!!

    Hope your week is going well!
    Hugs~ T

  3. Thanks for the smiles, Becky!!

  4. i always loved Shirley Temple! and i remember the song :O) i hope your Easter was great! we had a good Easter pageant here and lots of remembrances of what that day is all about. blessings to you :O)

  5. Loved that post. Who knew there were so many benefits to it??? :) Thanks for the e-smile, Becky.

  6. What a great post Becky...and it is so true. There have been (still sometimes) days that I just don't feel like smiling. But I do it anyway...and before long I feel better.

    Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day. ~Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

    A smile is the light in the window of your face that tells people you're at home. ~Author Unknown

    Smiling is infectious,
    You can catch it like the flu.
    Someone smiled at me today,
    And I started smiling too.
    ~Author Unknown

    A laugh is a smile that bursts. ~Mary H. Waldrip

  7. When you smile, when you smile...the whole world smiles with you!

    Great post!

  8. What a great post! Thanks, Stay Cozy,

  9. It's so very true Becky, smiling can really be such an attitude toward life. And I'm writing this smiling to you.....
    Gracie at http://mylittleplace.blog.com

  10. Smiles to you...really good post.

    Have a Wonderful Wednesday
    from Roberta Anne--The Raggedy Girl

  11. Hi Becky!
    Great post! Goes hand in hand with having JOY in your heart everyday doesn't it? So what's Mr. Puffalump been up to lately?

  12. What a lovely post.... Smiling here just reading it THANK-YOU. xx

  13. Hi Becky.
    My Pearlie whites are shining your way!!!
    You always make me smile.
    Have a wonderful Wednesday!

  14. You have put a smile on my face! It is so true how our perspective in life can change our heart! I am so glad I serve a risen Saviour! We are still plugging along with getting the lamp business going. My husband's work has picked up some, so he has less time. But every chance he gets, he is working out there in the shop. Hopefully by the end of the summer we will have it up and running and I can publish our web page! Have a wonderful day Becky! Your friendship is such a blessing! P.S. I love your new blog picure!

  15. Loved hearing the physical benefits of smiling...and loved the photo of your girl. She's beautiful just like you.
    I want to know where Walking on Sunshine read your testimony....let me know alright.
    Love and hugs, Noreen

  16. Love the list Becky! It's all true! Your post put a smile on my face while reading it. Thanks! :)

  17. Aww I love your new blog header. She's so cute.

  18. Becky,
    Thanks for coming by. Glad you enjoyed my cards. (will have to go see which is the last bunch that you enjoyed the most) =0)

    Beautiful thoughts on you post.

    Barbara Jean

  19. Speaking of smiles-- I love your new banner picture!!

    Thanks for this post, Becky. I just always think of you smiling:)

    Have a great week:)


  20. What a gorgeous, uplifting, cheerful post Becky!! Your prayers for some sunshine worked too - not only is your post brightening up things at this end, but we had the most lovely day of sunshine too! How sweet you are to think of us - you are such a blessings sweet friend.

    Fiona x


Thank you so much for taking the time to share some JOY!
You're a blessing to me!