Articles-A smile a day can calm any storm...

There may be more to the song "Put on a Happy Face" than just a catchy tune-putting on a happy face is actually good for you, and those around you. Now there's a reason to smile. Be aware of body language. If a smile were not genuine, certain muscles would not move (for instance, certain muscles around the eyes that we don't consciously control move when we feel emotion).

Be happy: fight illness better

Smiling is like 2,000 Chocolate Bars

People who are optimistic (and these are the people who are out there smiling!) have stronger immune systems and are actually able to fight off illness better than pessimists. It also appears that people who are optimistic are more likely to take care of themselves, which may be another reason why they tend to be healthier. Those who were most optimistic were 55 percent less likely to die from all causes than the most pessimistic people. Smiling Feels Like Eating 2,000 Chocolate Bars.That's right-according to The British Dental Health Foundation, a smile gives the same level of stimulation as eating 2,000 chocolate bars.

The results were found after researchers measured brain and heart activity in volunteers as they were shown pictures of smiling people and given money and chocolate. Seeing a smile creates what is termed as a 'halo' effect, helping us to remember other happy events more vividly, feel more optimistic, more positive and more motivated.

A smile costs nothing, but gives so much

It enriches those who receive it, without making poorer those who give it. It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes can last forever.No one is so rich or mighty that they can get along without it, and no one is so poor that that they cannot be made rich by it. A smile creates happiness in the home, fosters goodwill in business, and is the sign of true friendship.

It brings rest to the weary, cheer to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad, and is nature's best antidote for trouble.Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is of no value to anyone until it is given away.Some people are too tired to give you a smile.Give them one of yours, as no one needs a smile more then the person who has no more left to give.

Most smiles are started by another smile. ~Author Unknown~