The Power of a SMILE
Smiling could be more powerful than you could imagine. It’s how we celebrate success, reward ourselves and share our emotions with others. It’s both a sign of being happy a source of happiness. If you’re in any doubt try watching gag reels of actors since the start of tv and films. It will convince you just how infectious, the mere hint of a smirk can be, sometimes triggering the entire room to react in kind.
A smile triggers your brain’s reward mechanism with some research suggesting we get more pleasure from a smile than 2000 bars of chocolate.
Children smile more on average than adults, up to 400 times a day.
Positive emotion in a smile has been found to be equivalent to receiving £16,000 in cash.
Smiling is contagious, your facial muscles imitate what they see within 3/100ths of a second. Louis Armstrong wasn’t wrong when he sang “When You’re Smiling, The Whole World Smiles With You”.