Do you want to know something fascinating?
Even though there are drastic differences between human cultures and the way we express ourselves, psychologist Paul Ekman discovered that facial expressions have a degree of universality that transcends time and place.
Each of these thousands of ways of moving the muscles in our faces, serve to express and reinforce one of the six basic emotions: anger, disgust, enjoyment, fear, sadness, and surprise.
And the most powerful and profound facial expression of them all?
Smiling is universally considered to be a way we display joy. It can communicate our internal world to people on the outside, and it can be a welcoming sign to new people. In some cultures, such as parts of Asia and the former Soviet Union, in some contexts, smiling is considered dishonest.
Whatever the case, our muscles can send feedback to our faces and help to boost our mood. Which is why we’ve created this post to help bring a few more smiles to your day.
Here are 38 Quotes about smiling to boost your mood!
“Peace begins with a smile.”
“Smiling is definitely one of the best beauty remedies. If you have a good sense of humor and a good approach to life, that’s beautiful.”
“Smile, smile, smile at your mind as often as possible. Your smiling will considerably reduce your mind’s tearing tension.”
“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”
“I eat every two hours. I sleep for eight hours. I have lots of water. I pray to keep calm. Most importantly, I have a smile on my face.”
“Smile, it’s free therapy.”
“Use your smile to change the world; don’t let the world change your smile.”
“Smile, it’s free therapy.”
Smiling Is Good For Health
One study out of the University of Kansas found that intentional smiling can improve not only your mood but your body’s stress response by activating the release of neuropeptides. Aside from being an obvious stress release, smiling has been found to lower blood pressure and improve immune function.
“Lighten up, just enjoy life, smile more, laugh more, and don’t get so worked up about things.”
“The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.”
“Maman told me that every time you smile, a very tiny bit of the smile stays stuck to your face, so as you get older and older your face starts to show all the tiny bits of all your smiles and you look like you are smiling all the time, even when you are just thinking about what to have for breakfast. She said, also, that if you frown a lot then the frown sticks to your face instead. That way when you are old you have a very frowny face and look cross all the time and people are scared of you.”
“Smile at strangers and you just might change a life.”
“Encouragement to others is something everyone can give. Somebody needs what you have to give. It may not be your money; it may be your time. It may be your listening ear. It may be your arms to encourage. It may be your smile to uplift. Who knows?”
“Always find opportunities to make someone smile, and to offer random acts of kindness in everyday life.”
Help Others For Joy
It’s long since been known that helping others can be a source of joy. What many people overlook, however, is that this help doesn’t have to be in the form of some grand gesture. Because we’re social creatures who constantly take cues from those around us about how to feel, smiling is truly infectious and simply sharing your smile with those around you.
“If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love.”
“Strong people are ones who can smile for others’ happiness.”
“You’ll find that life is still worthwhile, if you just smile.”
“Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody’s heart.”
“Share your smile with the world. It’s a symbol of friendship and peace.”
“Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.”
“A smile is the universal welcome.”
Smiling Improves Relationships
Smiling can help you attract the right relationships and can help reinforce the ones you have. Everybody enjoys a social atmosphere where there is positive and open body language. Smiling encourages trust in relationships and makes those around us more comfortable. Because it brings good feelings to yourself and to others, it’s a great personality trait to possess, and will take you a long way!
“Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.”
“Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you’ll start to see a big difference in your life.”
“You haven’t lost your smile at all, it’s right under your nose. You just forgot it was there.”
“Smile! It increases your face value.”
“You don’t have to be happy to smile.”
“Before you put on a frown, make absolutely sure there are no smiles available.”
“Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, how you leave others feeling after having an experience with you becomes your trademark.”
Make Smiling A Habit
Smiling is one of the best healthy habits that you can adopt. It’s much more tangible than “positive-thinking” and is therefore easier for your body and mind to remember to do. Simply pick something that you do every day, like brushing your teeth or getting on a bus, and try and smile every single time you do it. Once you’ve made it a habit, you can bring smiling into other domains until it’s become something you naturally do all the time.
“Your smile will give you a positive countenance that will make people feel comfortable around you.”
“What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.”
“Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.”
“All the statistics in the world can’t measure the warmth of a smile.”
“A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.”
Smiling Increases Life Expectancy
In addition to all these physiological benefits, and likely as a result of them, it seems that smiling may also be a significant predictor of life expectancy. In a 2010 study out of Wayne State University, researchers found that by looking at the intensity of smiles in old photographs, they were able to correlate our facial expressions with longevity. People that had bigger smiles were more likely to have lived to a greater age!
“After every storm the sun will smile; for every problem there is a solution, and the soul’s infeasible duty is to be of good cheer.”
“Just one smile, immensely increases the beauty, of the universe.”
“For a moment at least, be a smile on someone else’s face.”
“Colors are the smiles of nature.”
“I like to smile. I smile even when I’m nervous since it calms me down and shows my friendliness.”
“We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.”
Smile To Boost Your Mood
When it comes down to it, we know that smiling is not just a way that our body expresses the joy in our mind, but a way that it can help to create the positive emotions. Taking just a few minutes your of your day to smile intentionally will improve your confidence and attract positive energy.
If you want to boost your mood, improve your relationships, better your health and live longer, smiling is one way you can do so!