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Why is it important to SMILE?

I had 30 minutes to write something this morning and wanted to focus on the Dragon Boat race…

Reminded of the photo above and how I thought it was the best smiley photo of me… how the Dragon Boat race brings people together for a great day out… “smiling is healthy quotes” came to mind, a quick google & I found this great website…

So starting with my favourite smiley chappy here are a bunch of quotes that help you understand why you should take a leaf or two out of his book… “The Art of Happiness”

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”
Dalai Lama

“The purpose of our lives is to be happy.”
Dalai Lama

“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.”
Dalai Lama

“It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.”
Dalai Lama

And from some other mere mortals 😉

“Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.”
Paramahansa Yogananda

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”
Dr. Seuss

“A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.”
William Arthur Ward

“We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.”
Mother Teresa

“A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.”
Phyllis Diller

“If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it.”
Andy Rooney

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”
Leo Buscaglia

“Smile, it’s free therapy.”
Douglas Horton

“A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.”
Denis Waitley

“Smiling is definitely one of the best beauty remedies. If you have a good sense of humor and a good approach to life, that’s beautiful.”
Rashida Jones

“The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.”
Thomas Paine

“A smile is happiness you’ll find right under your nose.”
Tom Wilson

“Remember 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

“After every storm the sun will smile; for every problem there is a solution, and the soul’s indefeasible duty is to be of good cheer.”
William R. Alger

“A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles.”
William Hazlitt

“Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you’ll start to see a big difference in your life.”
Yoko Ono

“I think that anybody that smiles automatically looks better.”
Diane Lane

“When I look out at the people and they look at me and they’re smiling, then I know that I’m loved. That is the time when I have no worries, no problems.”
Etta James

“Always keep your smile. That’s how I explain my long life.”
Jeanne Calment

“Look back, and smile on perils past.”
Walter Scott

“Colors are the smiles of nature.”
Leigh Hunt

“What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.”
Joseph Addison

“Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray.”
Lord Byron

“The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions – the little, soon forgotten charities of a kiss or a smile, a kind look or heartfelt compliment.”
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“A smile is the universal welcome.”
Max Eastman

Got your own you might like to add?

2 thoughts on “Why is it important to SMILE?

  1. Smile a while and while you smile, smile another smile and soon there will be miles and miles of smiles just because u smiled !! xx


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