I was always so shy to smile because I thought I had an ugly smile. My teeth are crooked and that brings me alot of shame. But reading this article, made me feel alittle better now. I have alot more confidence...
I was reading this article with my little dog sitting on my lap. At the end, I started laughing. Almost immediately, my dog started wiggling, wagging his tail, and kissing my face. I guess dogs like the sound of laughter too!
I always find it interesting when I am out and about and walking toward someone, I always try to make eye contact and smile and/or give a greeting. I will say that about 50% of the time I get a smile back and/or a greeting, and then there are those who do anything to avoid eye contact. A smile costs nothing and hopefully made someone happy.
9/1/2010 6:45:31 PM
Sometimes I'm so straight-faced I can feel it. Recently, I started smiling when I become conscious of my seriousness, even when I'm really sad. I can literally feel the change in my body instantly! It's amazing. Smile.
I'm a nurse and I always try to go to work with a smile. It can make a world of difference for a patient to have someone care for them who at least looks like they're enjoying themselves in their work. I know that I have some coworkers who always look like they hate their jobs (even if they don't) and I sure wouldn't want them to take care of me! On a more personal note, I have a coworker who is so high strung if you touch her she'd twang...and one day we actually got her to really laugh at something that one of us said, and it made such a difference in how she looked and how she carried herself for those few minutes. Too bad we couldn't get her to keep that attitude!
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