The Benefits of
Smiling and Laughter:
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Smile a little today. Laugh a little today.
God wants you to be happy.
It is healthy for God's children to
It takes more muscles to frown than
So turn that frown upside down.
Smiling is good for you as well
Smiling lowers stress and anxiety,
smiling releases endorphins ( the same
chemicals you get from working
out or running, resulting in what is
known as a runner's high).
Laughing expands the lungs, stretches
the muscles in the body and stimulates
This exercises the body, replenishing
the cells from a lungful of oxygen and
gaining all the benefits of exercising
Endorphins make us feel happier and
They also act as the body's natural pain
killers. For sufferers of chronic pain,
laughing and smiling can be very effective
in pain management, as can laughing
off the pain when you bump an
While the release of endorphins in
increased, the stress hormone
cortisol is reduced.
Cortisol is more active when when
we feel stressed or anxious and
contributes to the unpleasant feelings
we experience, and by lowering it,
we can reduce these negative
Smiling strengthens your immune
system, it also helps boost your mood,
and feel better.
The next time you feel stressed, try
smiling to calm yourself down.
Smiling helps to generate more
positive emotions within you.
Think happy positive thoughts and
put a smile on your face
so that positive opportunities can
Smiling changes your attitude,
whether you realize it or not.
If you have doubts, next time you
feel down, start smiling and
think positive thoughts and see
Smiling also raises your confidence.
'The Lord will smile on you and
be kind to you.'
'A happy heart is good medicine and
a cheerful mind works healing.'
Laughter is also good for your
The benefits of laughter is:
it boosts immunity, relaxes your
muscles, relieves stress, improves
mood and mental functioning, improves
self - esteem, helps overcome
anger, strengthens relationships,
Laughter increases the activity of
antibodies in the body by 20%,
helping destroy viruses and
Laughter helps you keep a positive,
optimistic outlook through difficult
situations. And it is contagious.
Don't get stuck on the one thing
that ruins your day.
Smile and be happy.
Life is too short to waste on
Laughter is the
best antidote for
anxiety and depression.
It lightens burdens.
It is the direct route to serenity and
Laugh because the promises of God
belong to you already.
Laughter and joy are related to
answered prayer and
fulfillment of God's promises.
Jesus said, "Ask and you will
so that your joy may be full."
Always believe something good
is about to happen.
You'll Find When You Smile:
find when you smile
Your day will be brighter
And all of your burdens
Will seem so much lighter.
For each time you smile
You will find it is true
Somebody, somewhere will
Smile back at you.
And nothing on earth
Can make life more worthwhile
Than the sunshine and warmth
Of a beautiful smile.
A smile costs nothing, but it
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 that they can get
without it, and none are so poor but
are richer for a smile.
It creates happiness in the home,
goodwill in a business, and is the
countersign of friends.
It cannot be bought, begged, borrowed
or stolen, for it is something that is no
earthly good to
anybody till it is given away.
And if it ever happens that some people
should be too tired to give you a Smile,
why not leave one of yours?
For nobody needs a Smile so much
as those who have none left to give.
What We Call Smile:
There's something you may give
A friend and stranger too;
It seems that when you give it,
It's given back to you.
This gift is worth a million,
But doesn't cost a dime;
It's lasting in effect,
But doesn't take much time.
This simple little gesture
Can make the day worthwhile
It's just as good as sunshine --
It's what we call a smile !