One of the most powerful things you can do in the world is also one of the most simple: To Smile!
When you smile at another person you immediately trigger a ‘smile response’. This response is an evolutionary adaptation that, in the wild, indicated an ‘I like you’ feeling in both parties. When you smile you feel good, and when others see you smile they feel good as well. An exchange of smiles creates connection, peace and harmony.
This is also true of a scowl.
A big, hearty, loving smile lays the groundwork for a good relationship, and a good relationship is required in order to be productive in a group setting.
Want to sell more? Make more money? Help others? Create a peaceful state inside yourself? Smile! Look around you right now…with whom can you share your smile? Try it and see what happens! Look in the mirror and smile…notice how your mood lightens! A smile triggers the neurons in your brain that represent happiness…which then trigger the release of chemicals that generate a happy feeling. To smile is to create happiness.
As Mother Theresa said: “Every time you smile at someone it is an action of love, a gift that person, a beautiful thing”.
It is also a gift to yourself.