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 laugh often.

It takes more muscles to frown than to smile.
So turn that frown upside down.

Smiling is good for you as well as laughter. 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 homeostasis. This exercises the
body, replenishing the cells from a lungful of oxygen and gaining
all the benefits of exercising the body.

Endorphins make us feel happier and less stressed.
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
elbow, etc.

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 feelings.

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 find you.

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 what happens. Smiling
also raises your confidence.

'The Lord will smile on you and be kind to you.' Numbers 6:25

'A happy heart is good medicine and a cheerful mind
works healing.' Proverbs 17:22

Laughter is also good for your health. 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 tumor cells.
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 negativity.
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 receive, so that your joy
may be full." John 16:24

Always believe something good is about to happen.

You'll Find When You Smile:

You'll 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.

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A Smile:

A smile costs nothing, but it 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 that they can get along
without it, and none are so poor but
are richer for a smile.

It creates happiness in the home, fosters
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.

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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 !

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