There Is Nothing More Beautiful Than Your Smile

· October 20, 2016

Each day proves to draw a smile on your face, proves to transmit your happiness to others, and proves to enjoy each moment of life smiling. Do you remember when you were a kid and you played in the park? You never stopped smiling while running around, while playing with other kids. Now, you may not do it same way anymore, but you can make the effort to be able to do it again.

It is not necessary to feel happy in order to smile. All you have to do it do it. A smile can change you, make you see things differently. When the sides of your mouth start to rise up, your eyes will see life in another color.

“It is my opinion that that which is called beauty resides solely in the smile.”

-Leo Tolstoy-

The benefits of a smile

Smiling boosts your mood. Whatever you communicate to others will be received positively when you are smiling. It even helps you to get to know yourself better, to have a connection with others, and to improve how you feel in general. A smile makes you feel good. Smiling causes the body to release endorphins and serotonin into the blood stream, which reduces pain and improves the immune system and defenses.

woman smile in grass

Smile to be happy 

When anyone smiles, it effects them very positively. There is a back and forth communication between your body and your mind. In one sense, when something makes you feel happy, your brain sends the message to your body that you should smile.

In the other sense, the body also sends messages to the brain when it smiles. You may not have any apparent reason for smiling, but your brain receives that information from your face muscles. It understands that you are smiling and that something made you happy. So, in order to be consistent, your emotional state begins to change towards optimism and happiness.

Charles Darwin was the first to explore this phenomenon, and established that if an emotion is simulated, it can cause that emotion to actually be created and felt. Therefore, regardless of how you are feeling, whether it be sad, happy, disappointed, tired, etc…you can smile and you will feel happier. 

Smile to be forgiven

If you have made a mistake, ask for forgiveness and do it with a smile. Making mistakes is human, and so is accepting those mistakes and asking for forgiveness. When you ask for forgiveness, you must do it smiling, but not laughing; a sincere smile. There have been studies that show that it is actually easier to forgive someone who is smiling.

Smile to seduce

Smiling is a powerful tool of seduction. When smiling, you become closer to the other person, happier, and more accessible. If you want to get to know someone, let your smile be your secret weapon. Put it on, and let it show who you are. Men just as must as women use their best smile when they want to win someone over. 

woman flirting smile

However, seduction is not only put into practice when it comes to romantic relationships. It can also be utilized in professional relationships. For example, in a meeting you may use it to get what you want out of a negotiation, show empathy for others, and/or reach satisfactory agreements.

“A woman can give everything with her smile, and get it all back later with a tear.”

-Coco Chanel-

Smile to bring out emotions 

Have you ever noticed what happens when you smile at a child? In general, it is almost automatically returned. This also happens with adults, and even strangers on the street.

Therefore, smiles cause positive emotions in others. Smiling makes you happy, and also makes those around you happy. This is because you are sending the signs that you are a social person and an accessible person. Furthermore, never forget that smiling is contagious.

The phenomenon of the reciprocated smile is due to the effect of your mirror neurons. When two people exchange smiles, an emotional positive change is produced in both.

Instructions for smiling

Think about something beautiful, something you really like, someone you care about. Draw an image in your mind and really feel what it is and what it means. Feel what emotion it brings up for you. Notice how it affects you, and, little by little, how the movement of your lips becomes lighter. Let your mouth arch and your lips show your teeth. Let your eyes smile at the same time. Let the happiness of that expression drawn on your face invade you and become contagious.

“Look, and see that when one smiles, it seems that quotation marks form on each end of the mouth. That, the mouth, is my favorite quote.”

-Mario Benedetti-