Grin and Win: The Power of Smiling

Grin and Win: The Power of Smiling

I've never been a fan of being told what to do. Can you relate? It's like that rebellious streak in me just won't quit. But hey, I'm about to suggest something to you anyway. Brace yourself. It's something I know I should do more often myself, but sometimes life gets in the way. And the best part? It's simple and totally, absolutely free.

So, what is it exactly that I'm yapping about?

It's something backed by science, a true powerhouse—it reduces stress, brings down blood pressure, boosts your spirits, and even makes you more attractive.

...It's smiling.

I know, I can practically hear the collective eye-roll from here but bear with me. It sounds almost too basic, doesn't it? But as they say, the simplest things often hold the most power.

This week's challenge
Let's keep it refreshingly uncomplicated this week: let's smile more. Sure, it might feel a tad forced or ridiculous initially, but let's give it a shot anyway. Let's flash a grin before we even feel the urge, let's smile just because. Let's spread our smiles far and wide—to colleagues, neighbors, even strangers on our path. Let's beam during phone conversations, virtual meetings, and solitary strolls outdoors. Let's sport a smile while sipping our morning coffee, watching TV, and yes, even while brushing our teeth.

Let's make a conscious effort to smile and see what unfolds. Who knows what ripple effect a simple smile might create? Perhaps we'll find ourselves feeling brighter, looking fresher, or simply having a sunnier outlook on life. Maybe that daunting task won't seem quite as intimidating with a smile on our face. Perhaps our smile will brighten someone else's day, or turn an otherwise mundane interaction into something special.

Or maybe, just maybe, we'll experience a little lift in our own spirits. We won't know until we give it a try. I'm grinning as I write this. Yeah, it feels a bit goofy, but it's infectious. Can you feel it too? I sure hope so. 

Keep smiling,
xoxo Tracy

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