Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Remember this classic song, "Smile"? I love to hear it when my mood is a bit down. I don't know who has the first singer who sang this song but I listen to Tony Bennett's version. This is the video and the lyrics just to remind you of the song.

Smile though your heart is aching...Smile even though it's breaking
When there are clouds in the sky, you'll get by...If you smile through your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow...You'll see the sun come shining through for you
Light up your face with gladness...Hide every trace of sadness

Although a tear may be ever so near...That's the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what's the use of crying? You'll find that life is still worthwhile...If you just smile
That's the time you must keep on trying...Smile, what's the use of crying?

You'll find that life is still worthwhile...If you just smile
It's a very nice song with a very nice lyrics, isn't it? So what do you think about smile? I search about what smile really is. And most of the articles that I've read said that smiling is actually good for your health..it gives you many health benefits. The truth is that smiling makes you look happy and happy people are desirable. So it's not only good for your mind but also for you physical condition.

Top 10 Reasons To Smile
By Mark Stibich, Ph.D
  1. Smiling makes us attractive.We are drawn to people who smile. There is an attraction factor. We want to know a smiling person and figure out what is so good. Frowns, scowls and grimaces all push people away -- but a smile draws them in.
  2. Smiling Changes Our Mood. Next time you are feeling down, try putting on a smile. There's a good chance you mood will change for the better. Smiling can trick the body into helping you change your mood.
  3. Smiling is Contagious. When someone is smiling they lighten up the room, change the moods of others, and make things happier. A smiling person brings happiness with them. Smile lots and you will draw people to you.
  4. Smiling Relieves Stress.Stress can really show up in our faces. Smiling helps to prevent us from looking tired, worn down, and overwhelmed. When you are stressed, take time to put on a smile. The stress should be reduced and you'll be better able to take action.
  5. Smiling Boosts Your Immune System. Smiling helps the immune system to work better. When you smile, immune function improves possibly because you are more relaxed. Prevent the flu and colds by smiling.
  6. Smiling Lowers Your Blood Pressure, When you smile, there is a measurable reduction in your blood pressure. Give it a try if you have a blood pressure monitor at home. Sit for a few minutes, take a reading. Then smile for a minute and take another reading while still smiling. Do you notice a difference?
  7. Smiling Releases Endorphins, Natural Pain Killers and Serotonin. Studies have shown that smiling releases endorphins, natural pain killers, and serotonin. Together these three make us feel good. Smiling is a natural drug.
  8. Smiling Lifts the Face and Makes You Look Younger. The muscles we use to smile lift the face, making a person appear younger. Don't go for a face lift, just try smiling your way through the day -- you'll look younger and feel better.
  9. Smiling Makes You Seem Successful. Smiling people appear more confident, are more likely to be promoted, and more likely to be approached. Put on a smile at meetings and appointments and people will react to you differently.
  10. Smiling Helps You Stay Positive. Try this test: Smile. Now try to think of something negative without losing the smile. It's hard. When we smile our body is sending the rest of us a message that "Life is Good!" Stay away from depression, stress and worry by smiling. (source from about.com)

I’m smiling right now..Are you?

(all images from flickr)


Genevieve said...

very uplifting...awesome song!

it made me :)

boya arsila said...

the song makes me smile also...everytime..