Friday, January 15, 2010

Always Smile

Name one thing I need to do more of everyday... GO! Ok. I guess there are a few things that I could afford to do more... like vacuum, or play on the ground, or send my Mother in Law photos of the boys. And there are even more things that I am happy I already do, like have Ryan use hand sanitizer when we are out and tolerate my Mother in Law to an extent that would win me at least Honerable Mention.

But I am talking about Smiling. We have all heard that it takes less muscles to smile than it does to frown... but here are a few other smile facts that you probably didn't know!

1. When someone smiles in is universally known as an expression of happiness which is recognized by almost all cultures.
2. When a person studies laughter they are known as a ‘gelotologist’.
3. There are over 18 different types of smiles that are used in a variety of social situations. For instance, people can use a smile to say a hello, and they can also use a different type of smile to show their understanding of a  particular situation.
4. A frown uses more muscles to contract and expand then a smile does.
5. A smile is one of the most used human facial expressions. Smiles can use between 5 to all 53 muscles.
6. Smiling releases endorphins and makes us feel better, even when you fake a smile you can feel better.
7. A person that smiles more is deemed to be more pleasant, sincere, attractive and more sociable then a on-smiling person.
8. We are born with the ability to smile, it is not something that we copy. For instance, even blind babies are able to smile.
9. Humans are able to differentiate between a real smile and a fake smile by seeing the difference in a persons eyes when they smile.
10. Newborns tend to have more preference for a person with a smile then a person that is not smiling.

And here are a few reasons I will keep smiling every day... if for no other reason... than for #6.

Besides... I like to smile because people think I am up to something. :o)

1 comment:

Megan said...

so sweet! I feel like I do #6 all.the.time. :)

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