When is the last time you smiled?

What did you see today that made you smile?

What about this week…

or this month..

or last summer?

Think about it.  No doubt you’ll have something in mind….

As a matter of fact, you’ll probably think of lots of things.

Then you know what happens…you’ll start recognizing what makes you smile AS it makes you smile and you’ll make a point to capture those things as you can….it’s nice to have them in your pocket, sort of speak, so you can access them on those days when you could really USE a smile.

Start a ‘sights that make you smile’ folder, take some pictures, fill it up and take a peek at it often.

…..because here my friends, are a few HEALTHY reasons to SMILE…..BIG and OFTEN:

  • it will make you EVEN more attractive than you already are.
  • it will make you appear EVEN younger than you are.
  • it will boost your mood and reduce any stress the minute you crack one, and it’s very likely you’ll also make someone ELSE smile in return….smiles are very CONTAGIOUS.
  • it’s a naturally good thing that doesn’t cost you ANYTHING, EVERYONE has one, and you have access to it WHENEVER, WHEREVER you want.  Take ADVANTAGE of it!…..Smiles really are a beautiful thing–giving them and receiving them.

Here’s what I recently added to my ‘sights that make ME smile’ folder:

junie b. cuddling in for the night

my dad’s smile

the messes…oops, I mean CREATIONS, my daughter makes in unexpected places

a fire in the fireplace

my daughter’s love of HEARTS

puzzles strewn about

two sleepyheads cuddled up in a hammock on a chilly night

sweet treats under glass

spontaneous late night fun

old photos of my little sweetcheeks

the funny signs the guys post around the office

these three ladies

Cheers to the things that make YOU smile!


  1. Michele says:

    Thanks, ladies…Cheers!
    Some fun smile quotes:
    People seldom notice old clothes if you wear a big smile. ~Lee Mildon
    Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. ~Mark Twain,
    The world always looks brighter from behind a smile. ~Author Unknown
    A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. ~Phyllis Diller
    A smile is the light in the window of your face that tells people you’re at home. ~Author Unknown
    The shortest distance between two people is a smile. ~Author Unknown

  2. Dawn says:

    All the things on your list made ME smile, too!! imagine that.
    Your post is very uplifting and full of fun, thanks!

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