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Have you Smiled and Laughed today?

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Sometimes it’s good to share a smile with friends, loved ones … and enemies, who have a momentary challenge with smiling.

Share your smiles with others, it can be a little video clip, a heartwarming anecdote, a sweet joke, an endearing picture / photo …. anything that speads a little sunshine in the lives of others.

Here are some lovely quotes:

• “Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.” Mark Twain
• “And through the tears, we’ll smile when we recall, we had it all for just a moment.” – St. Elmo’s Fire
• “No smile is as beautiful as the one that struggles through the tears.”
• “A smile is a light in the window of the soul, indicating that the heart is at home.”
• “Smile, it’s the second best thing one can do with one’s lips.”
• “Brighten the world with your smile.”
• “A smile costs nothing, but gives much.”
• “A smile is a little curve that sets a lot of things straight.”
• “What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity.” Joseph Addison
• “A smile can open a heart faster than a key can open a door.”
• “Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
• “Everyone smiles in the same language.” – Author Unknown
• “If you don’t have a smile, I’ll give you one of mine.” – Author Unknown
• “I’ve never seen a smiling face that was not beautiful.” – Author Unknown
• “Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” – Mother Teresa
• “It takes seventeen muscles to smile and forty-three to frown.” – Author Unknown
• “Peace begins with a smile.” – Mother Teresa

…. and Ladies, here’s one from me: “A smile is the sexiest gift you can give to a man … your man”


According to the University of ‘Maryland School of Medicine’, research suggests that mental stress is correlated with impairment of the endothelium, the protective barrier lining our blood vessels, which can bring about inflammatory reactions potentially causing fat and cholesterol build-up in the coronary arteries.

Research also indicates that laughter enhances blood flow, whereas emotional states associated with stress are contributing factors to restricted blood flow in the arteries.

As laughter appears to increase the immune response and may raise the level of infection-fighting antibodies, it also raises the amount of immune cells, plus laughter diminished the secretion of the body’s stress hormones, cortisol and epinephrine, and even seems to have a beneficial effect on blood sugar levels.

That is on the medical research side, but when laughter is shared, it connects and bonds people increasing happiness and intimacy.

According to psychologist William James, “We don’t laugh because we’re happy. We’re happy because we laugh.”

 

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© 2012 A.R.(“Geli”) Heimann

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