Daily Word: Say Cheese!!! (A Smile Goes Farther Than You Even Realize)

TGI....Everyday!! And even though today isn't Friday, today is one of those days that is going to be so good that it will feel like it is!

Today's Daily Word is dedicated to Smiling! It is a known fact that a smile brightens up rooms. People who always smile have this energy about them, and they always seem more in control, at ease, and of course,
more attractive (I, too, am a chronic smiler!).

Despite the external and perceived benefits of smiling, studies have now shown that there is a strong connection between smiling and ones overall well-being. A study conducted by the British Dental Health Foundation showed that smiling can dramatically improve one's mood. It helps you feel happy, as well as those around you. It improves your confidence, allows you to be better received by others, reduces anxiety, stress, and even your blood pressure, according to Mark Stibich, a Ph.D. at Columbia University.

The point is this..... unless you work for the Secret Service, FBI, are on a security detail for a high profile client, a boxer, MMA fighter, or a professional gangster, it doesn't pay to frown! Smiling will not only help you with any adversity you may be dealing with, but it will also help those around you (which in actuality still helps you... Remember you reap what you sow).

Starting today, I need you to practice smiling as often as you take breaths, and while that may be asking for too much, I guarantee you that this simple act will brighten up your day and move you in a positive
direction! It takes 17 muscles to smile and 43 to frown! Stop wasting your energy and become that ray of joy that will improve your existence! Say Cheeeeese!!! The World is Watching!!!

“The hardest thing you can do is smile when you are ill, in pain, or depressed. But this no-cost remedy is a necessary first half-step if you are to start on the road to recovery.” -Allen Klein

"It takes a lot of work from the face to let out a smile, but just think what good smiling can bring to the most important muscle of the body... the heart." -Unknown

“Even though the outside world might be raining, if you keep on smiling, the sun will soon show its face and smile back at you.” -Anna Lee

“Count your blessings. Once you realize how valuable you are and how much you have going for you, the smiles will return, the sun will break out, and the music will play.” -Og Mandino

“Smile! It increases your face value." -Robert Harling

“One word or a pleasing smile is often enough to raise up a saddened and wounded soul.” -Therese of Lisieux

"Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day." -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“Smiles give others hope, joy and strength. Don't forget to use yours today.” -Sasha Azevedo


Ash’Cash is a Business Consultant, Motivational Speaker, Financial Expert and the author of Mind Right, Money Right: 10 Laws of Financial Freedom. For more information, please visit his website, www.IamAshCash.com.