A warm smile is the universal language of kindness, says William Arthur Ward. Smile makes people look more attractive and a smiling face can make many more people happy. Smile has special powers. People can calm the feelings of insecurity, hurt and anxiety not only in themselves, but also in those who are experiencing the same feelings with a smile. Whenever a person is sad, nervous or scared smile with them and make them release some of their stress.

Smile is contagious, it carries the power to change the mood of others and make things lighter and people happier. By smiling to a person, one can make a difference in their lives. It is also scientifically proven that smiles are contagious. The part of one’s brain that is responsible for controlling the facial expression of smiling is an unconscious automatic response area, which means that smiling can be completely unconscious.

Fewer muscles are used while smiling than frowning, so people should try to stay calm and smile, even in situations of difficulty. Smiling is easier than frowning. Smiling makes a person feel better. Research has shown that smiling releases serotonin – a neurotransmitter that produces feelings of happiness and wellbeing. When someone feels happy, they smile and when someone smiles, they feel happy. Smiling is beneficial for people struggling with depression and anxiety. It helps to improve mood and increase positive thoughts. William Shakespeare says, “A smile cures the wounding of a frown”.

Smiling is an essential ingredient for establishing healthy and genuine friendships. People with smile are likeable and that helps to build and maintain stronger bonds. Smiling helps to make a good first impression. It indicates that someone is actually happy to see another person and leaves a positive impression about the other person. “Nothing you wear is more important than your smile”, says Connie Stevens

A smile can also help to enhance a business as no one buys a product from someone who is bored, angry or frustrated. A smile on a person’s face shows enthusiasm for selling the product.

Laughter therapy helps to boost immunity, laughter and positive thoughts fights stress and illness. A study shows that smiling and positive emotions are associated with increased life spans. Smiling prevents people to look tired and helps to reduce stress. Smiling can work as a natural anti-depressant. Smiling can also boost your overall health. It helps a person to relax. Smiling helps to lower blood pressure. Studies have shown that smiling releases endorphins, natural painkillers, andserotonin, which makes a person feel better. Smiling makes a person appear younger, as the muscles used to smile lift up the face also. People who smile regularly seems to be more confident and approachable. Stay away from depression, stress, and worry by smiling.

A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles.

-William Hazlitt