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10.04.2019 (11 Days Ago)

Fridays With Fred

A perfect way to send you into your weekend
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11 days ago 20 comments Categories: Health Tags:
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The expression is “Let a smile be your umbrella” and it is profound.

To smile is to appear pleasant and agreeable.  That’s a powerful social tool.

A smile conveys feelings of happiness, hope and positivity to anyone who sees it.

When you smile, you are sending a nonverbal message to those around you that they are accepted,  welcome and that all is well.

Have you ever noticed that some people lead there way with a smile?  It usually works too.

Studies show that the best nonverbal technique one can use to appear more accommodating is to smile.

A smile is also a mood enhancer and makes you feel good.  I remember my running coach telling me that when I suffered a side stitch in a race I should smile to alleviate it and it worked.

I have also noticed when I take my blood pressure that it is lower when I smile through it.

Of course, photos are so much better when you say “cheese”. See above.

A smile builds trust!

As Nat King Cole sang: What’s the use of crying? You’ll find that life is still worthwhile if you just smile...

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  •  Fred wrote 10 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    Thanks to Laugh Coach Steve Levy for contributing to this blog!
     
       
     
     
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  •  Paul_Napolitano wrote 10 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Words to the wise! Thanks. :)
     
       
     
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  •  Benjamin_Geizhals wrote 10 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    And let the smile on the outside make you think about something to smile about on the inside. The best of all worlds.
     
       
     
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  •  Victoria_Drogin wrote 10 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Love it! I’ve read that research that when you smile you increase endorphins and actually feel happy - even if you fake it til you make it!
     
       
     
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  •  Liz_Saldana wrote 10 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    One of my favorite sayings is 'Smile, it makes people wonder what you're up to.' :)
     
       
     
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  •  Daniel_Schwartz wrote 10 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Smiling also uses far fewer muscles in your face than frowning, leading to fewer wrinkles as another benefit.
     
       
     
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  •  NSpizz wrote 10 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    The song Smile was written by Charles Chaplin. Also, when talking on the phone remember that "a smile on your face is a smile in your voice."
     
       
     
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  •  NeilHollander wrote 10 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Smile... You’re on Candid Camera . Yeah ..... about those smiles . Ever been ambushed by one ? I have . I’ve seen them all . The smile of betrayal . The smile of the victor . The nervous smile . And of course the smile of happiness . All can be disarming . Teeth, lips , dimples and eyes all play a roll. The boss walks in the door with a smile . What does it portend ? Your girlfriend smiles as she tells you she met someone else ? Aaron Judge smiles after he takes a third strike . The smile of agreement , acknowledgement and even disgust . Always either disarming or well intended a good smile can be difficult to read. An intimate smile ? You’ll know it when you see it . You’ll feel it’s seduction . This characteristic or gesture if you will is not exclusive to humans . In their own way all of nature’s living inhabitants smile . Tell me the rose isn’t smiling as it blooms. Tell me the sun isn’t smiling as it rises over the eastern horizon . My dogs literally curl up their lips in a smile every time I walk in the door . Birds singing ? So yeah Derf .....The smile is a complicated thing . Not so simple .

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  •  Corey_Bearak wrote 9 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    There is so much including s paraphrase of a quote former US Rep. Patricia Schroeder that she attributed to her dad: “Smile at your enemies; it kills them.”

    As to tunes i like current Eagle TImothy B. Schmit’s then-Poco sond “(Whatever Happened to Your) Smile” .
    And the Traffic classic < https://youtu.be/RpIXWK7IHeI >, also covered by Blood Sweat & Tears , “Smiling Phases.”
     
       
     
     
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  •  Rona_Gura wrote 9 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Absolutely words to live by.
     
       
     
     
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  •  MarilynGenoa wrote 8 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Smiling does all of the above and then some. Rarely do I not get a smile in return, and indeed, when the smile is genuine, it lifts your spirits as well as the those of the recipient. :)
     
       
     
     
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  •  CarlyMeyer wrote 7 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Excellent reminder, Sir Fred :)
     
       
     
     
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  •  Cynthia_Somma wrote 7 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    A smile is your first point of contact. I was at a party Sat night (not really loving it)---and I smiled throughout because everyone was having a good time. You can be genuinely happy for others---starting with a smile. :)
     
       
     
     
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