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Smile

People who smile alot 
are probably healthier.
Smiling helps a lot, doesn't it?

It's good for the heart spiritually and emotionally. Spiritually, because "a joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones."1 Emotionally, because a person who smiles a lot is probably a person with a more positive attitude. And a positive attitude helps us overcome challenges, because it strengthens our faith. And without faith it's impossible to please God2.

I noticed that it helps when I either smile at someone or another person smiles at me. No matter who initiates the friendly gesture, it gets me in a particular emotional place if only for a moment, especially when my day isn't going that great. Sometimes I will smile at random people just to let them know that all is well in the world at that particular space in time. I have seen the response of those people when I surprised them with a smile and since I have no idea whose day I might brighten, it never hurts to do it. I do it all the time.

Try it for yourself.

Because we never know what someone is going through.

A simple smile might mean something major for a person who may be going through something. Why walk around with an angry look? You ever notice how some people just look mean? I believe they can work on looking more positive, but sometimes they don't want to. It's easier for them to go around saying "that's just the way I look." That doesn't get them off the hook though. They can change that if they want to.
I rather have a friendly person with a sweet and kind countenance around me than a person with a mean look. Wouldn't you?

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Footnotes:
1. Proverbs 17:22

2. Hebrews 11:6

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