I know for me, there are those days when I'm just not feeling it, happy that is.
BUT, there is hope.
I have a secret.
There is still a way to spread happiness, even when you're not feeling it, happy that is.
Come closer....this is juicy!
Yep, it can be that simple.
What makes it so simple?
1. You can smile even when you're not really feel it: I know that sounds really shallow or fake, but it works. Try it. When you're feeling less than happy, smile. Come across someone who rubs you the wrong way, smile (NO, not that sarcastic smirk...attempt a real smile). Wake up on the wrong side of the bed, smile. Your mood can be improved just by smiling. A better mood, and all we have to do is smile? I'm in.
2. Smiles are contagious: The more you smile, the more those around you will smile. Just like a laugh, smiles convey something that just can't be ignored. Just as smiling can improve your mood, so too can it improve the moods of others. Smiling might make my grouchy hubby (who woke up on the wrong side of the bed too) happier? Okay, I'll try it!
3. You will look younger: I've heard many times that it takes every muscle in your face to smile...um that means smiling is exercise for your facial muscles. As we all know, exercise is good for muscles. Smiling= less wrinkles because we've exercised our facial muscles. Who doesn't want that, right?!
4. I'm not the only one who thinks this way: Google it; psychological effects of a smiler. Go ahead. It's okay. One of the articles you'll see is this one by Forbes; it's called Why Faking a Smile is a Good Thing. Roger Dooley talks of other benefits of smiling even if you're not feeling it. Stop by the link and check it out!