There is a story about a man who decided to commit suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
He said to himself that is one person smiled at him on his way, he would change his mind. One person did and the man turned back.
Everyone has challenges in this life. We don’t know what burdens are being carried. Just a smile may brighten the life of that person walking toward you.
Do it for yourself first though.
One of the great secrets is that a smile creates endorphins, the feel good hormones.
We don’t have to have everything going well in our lives (when does it ever ALL go well?).
All we have to do is smile…the “duchesne” smile, where the corners of the eyes crinkle. That is enough to generate the feel good hormones and, guess what? We feel good.
The bonus, icing on the cake is that anyone who sees us may feel good as well. That is because of a phenomenon called “mirror neurons.”
When we see a smile, it brings up the same feeling in us and in the smiler.
Two reasons to smile:
1) It feels good, generates healing endorphins (yes, feel good hormones are healing) and
2) We might help ease someone else’s burden.
3) You may get a smile back and that is a super bonus. Don’t expect it, but when it happens, it can warm the cockles of your heart.
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Matti Anttila, Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher. Zen of Joy Consultant and Author of: The Zen of Joy. How to Rewire Your Brain for Happiness & Success.
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