3Perhaps one of the greatest blessings to all of humankind is the smile. So I guess the question is, why don’t we smile all of the time. I think the answer to this question is quite obvious. There are things that happen all of the time that tend to wipe the smile right off of our faces.

It seems at times that the world is starting to become more and more of a sad place. People are starting to smile much less and this is probably due to many different reasons. The horrible stories we hear on the news about terrorism and other terrible events is just one example of the countless that come to mind when I think of things that can quickly get rid of my smile.

The worst part about sadness is the fact that it can become contagious. The more you are around sadness, the more susceptible you are to becoming sad and losing the gift of your smile. On the other hand, smiles and happiness can be contagious as well.

If I were to tell you that you have the power to make a difference in the world and do your part to make it a better place, just by smiling, would you believe me? While it may seem like something too good to be true, get used to it because it is true!

The power of a smile is remarkable. It has the power to create a blessed life for you as well as those who are around you. When you have ability to see the brighter side in any situation, no matter how bad it is, you are able to heal from negative circumstances a lot quicker and you will be able to see the world in a much brighter light.

Keeping a smile on your face will help you remain strong in a world full of obstacles and speed bumps. It will also help those around you succeed as well when they see that you do not let even the toughest of circumstances rid you of your smile.

Even the most painful occurrences in life can begin to be healed with the power of a smile. For example, death is probably one of the hardest things to deal with in life. It is very painful when those we love and care about pass away. At times it may feel like the pain will never go away and that there is nothing you can do about it. You can do something about it though, you can smile! Instead of thinking about the fact that they are gone think about all of the good times you had together and how good of a person they were. This will surely put a smile on your face and begin the healing process.

The amount of benefits that smiling offers, both physically and mentally, would likely be shocking to you. The list is basically endless. The following are some examples of the benefits of smiling.

•Longer life
There have been studies conducted that showed that people who smile a lot in their life tend to live longer than those who do not. While the reasons for this are unclear, it is still an important thing to keep in mind. It completely makes sense when you think about it. A miserable life is not a life worth fighting for while a happy one is a blessing every day that you wake up. Every smile you make is adding more time to your life as well as more happiness!

•Natural illness remedy
Believe it or not, smiling can help you to ward off illnesses as well as fight them. It may be hard to make yourself smile while you are sick but it is important. People are beginning to discover how powerful smiling is when it comes to warding off illnesses and strengthening people while they are sick. In fact, certain cancer treatment centers are beginning to incorporate therapy that promotes smiling for people undergoing cancer treatment.

•Successful future
The happier you are the better your future will be, plain and simple! The more you smile the happier you will be and therefore the more successful you will be. Smiling may be hard at times but even a fake smile will eventually turn into a real one.

You deserve to be happy and you deserve to experience the awesome benefits that smiling has to offer. One of the best benefits is the fact that it just feels good to smile and it makes other people feel good as well. The fact that smiling is contagious gives you the power to help others while helping yourself.

Start smiling today to begin unlocking a better future tomorrow. Turn that frown upside down and begin receiving the awesome benefits that something as simple as a smile has to offer!

Consciously create more good things in your life here.