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Merry Meet :)))
What makes you smile? Do you smile ever day? Can you remember easily the last time you smiled? How about laughter? :)) Do you know what makes you laugh? How often do you laugh? Both are very important for so many reason. Did you know that smiling actually lowers your blood pressure? The next time you get your blood pressure taken, smile and see if it doesn't make a difference. That's just one benefit of the many. One of the biggest though is it releases stress. Stress, as you know causes sooo many issues with our bodies. Stress can manifest as illnesses, aches, and many other issues. When you smile you help to release that stress. Did you ever notice how good you feel when you smile? Not only does it reduce stree but it also releases endorphins, natural pain killers, and serotonin, causing us to feel better when we do.
Smiling is contagious! That's right. When you smile, someone else will smile and it goes on and on and on. Most of you have probably noticed by now that I always use smilies when I write. :)))))) Do they ever make you smile? :))))))) When I write them, that's me smiling at you. ;)
Here's a secret for living a happy life. Smile! Ok not much of a secret there. But did you know that if you smile you will get your body to believe you are happy and usually a good mood will follow? Try it! :))))) Even if you're grumpy. Get that smile on your face and hold it for as long as you can. Watch to see if your mood changes. If you do this often enough it really will do wonders to improve your mood and positive outlook on life.
Love and Blessings,