‘If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours’ – Dolly Parton
I love a positive quote! You might have noticed that from my other posts which all start with one! I find that whatever mood I am in, I can always find a quote to match it. Sometimes they make me think, often they cheer me up, occasionally they help me deal with something, frequently they motivate me and they nearly always make me smile!
A few weeks ago I wrote a post called ‘7 reasons why your smile is the best curve on your body!’ which was based on a Bob Marley quote. If you missed the post and want to know more about the health benefits that smiling brings, you can read it here: https://wordpress.com/post/happyhealthymeajourney.com/243
Today I’d love to share with you some of my favourite quotes about smiling – hope you enjoy them!
So much to smile about
‘Keep smiling because life is a beautiful thing and there is so much to smile about’ – Marilyn Monroe
‘Life is short. Break the rules. Forgive quickly. Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that makes you smile’ – Mark Twain
‘Keep smiling. It makes people wonder what you’re up to’ – Sean Keogh
Smile through the tears
‘I have many problems in my life but my lips don’t know that. They always smile’ – Charlie Chaplin
‘Nothing is more beautiful than a smile that has struggled through tears’ – Demi Lovato
‘Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened’ – Dr Seuss
A smile is a gift
‘Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing’ – Mother Teresa
‘A simple smile. That’s the start of opening your heart and being compassionate to others’ – Dalai Lama
‘Make someone smile every day, but never forget you’re someone too’ – unknown
‘It only takes a split second to smile and forget, yet to someone that needed it, it can last a lifetime’ – Steve Maraboli
Smiling knows no barriers
‘A warm smile is the universal language of kindness’ – William Arthur Ward
‘Use your smile to change the world, but don’t let the world change your smile’ – Connor Franta
‘Everyone smiles in the same language’ – George Carlin
The beauty of a smile
‘A smile is the best make-up any girl can wear’ – Marilyn Monroe
‘Smiling is definitely one of the best beauty remedies. If you have a good sense of humour and a good approach to life, that’s beautiful’ – Rashida Jones
‘Smile while you still have teeth’ – unknown
I hope you’ve enjoyed these quotes. They’ve certainly put a smile on my face! For our tiny tweak this week, how about taking the advice of Yoko Ono:
‘Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you’ll start to see a big difference in your life’.
Smiling at yourself in the mirror helps you feel more confident and ready to face the world. The action of smiling releases endorphins which help lift your mood, lower stress and even boost your immune system. Your brain doesn’t know whether the smile is real or not so even a fake smile can reduce stress and lower your heart rate and blood pressure!
So let’s look in that mirror, stand tall and smile at ourselves. We could maybe say a positive affirmation as well such as ‘Today is going to be a good day’. Let me know how you get on!
Until next time xx
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