Why smiling matters

Because it’s not that hard to do…

Because it’s infectious…

Because it can improve your mood…

Because everyone looks beautiful when they smile…

Because you’ll have a better day…

And because it can help someone else have a better day:

Motto had a patient who committed suicide from the Golden Gate in 1963, but the jump that affected him most occurred in the seventies. “I went to this guy’s apartment afterward with the assistant medical examiner,” he told me. “The guy was in his thirties, lived alone, pretty bare apartment. He’d written a note and left it on his bureau. It said, ‘I’m going to walk to the bridge. If one person smiles at me on the way, I will not jump.'” (Via powazek.com)

I can’t think of a better reason. So go ahead, smile…and brighten someone’s day!

One thought on “Why smiling matters”

  1. Beautifully expressed in words and pictures. (I got here via The Mirror Project).

    Smiling feeds the soul, not merely the face. Have a great weekend and thank you.

Comments are closed.