We would all like to be happier, but we do not always know how to be happier. Sometimes, no matter how much we think we’re trying, it’s really hard to get out of trouble. When the blues hit, they hit hard.
Louis Armstrong once said that “when you smile, the whole world smiles with you”. Essentially, when you smile, your whole being smiles. Something as simple as a smile on your lips can elevate your whole mind. This makes everything seem so much better.
This is because the smile causes physical changes in your body, which then cause emotional changes. The so-called happy hormones are released into your brain, making you feel over the world. Suddenly, all your worries disappear!
If you find it a bit difficult to smile even this morning, let’s take a look at 10 quotes on happiness and smiles that will help turn your frown upside down.
“A smile is an inexpensive way to change your appearance.”
– Charles Gordy
Charles Gordy certainly knew a thing or two about humor, economics and human beauty. Rather than spending all his money on cosmetic surgery to improve his appearance, he did something much simpler and much cheaper: he smiled!
It is certainly true that a dark expression does nothing for your looks. Walking around with a scowl instead of a smile will only make you look and feel worse than your true potential. Imagine going to an appointment and wincing all the time ?! Instead, to make you look ten times more attractive, smile!
“It’s not how much we have, but how much we appreciate, that makes happiness.”
– Charles Spurgeon
You can accumulate as many things as you want, but how much does it make you happy? How many times have you been involved in retail therapy, to realize that you are bored quickly with 8 of the 10 items you bought? How many times have you bought boxes, only to finish them in a few days, after which you have nothing to look at?
So many things that we buy are temporal. They entertain us fleetingly before we get bored. So, it’s not a question of how much you buy; it’s all about the value you get from the things you have. Focus on the things you really like, rather than the joy you get from buying things.
“If you see a friend without a smile, give them one of yours.”
Mr. Proverb knew a thing or two about life. And one of the things he knew best was happiness and how to share it with others.
You see, happiness does not come just by doing things that benefit you. Yes, indulging in chocolate and retail therapy can make you happy. But also, bringing a ray of sunshine into someone else’s life can also make you incredibly satisfied.
If you see that your friend is in landfills, raise their spirits. Smile with them, make them laugh. Make them feel awesome. Your positivity will transfer into them, and their smile will be enough to infect you and make you feel even better.
“Happiness depends on us.”
Aristotle may have lived more than 2,000 years ago, but he knew what made him happy. He knew that you can not rely on other people or things to make you happy. It does not work like that. Happiness must be attained, and the only person who can reach it is YOU.
“Smile! This is the second best thing you can do with your lips. ”
– Ian Segail
Obviously, Ian Seagil has an idea of what his favorite thing to do with his lips is (and we guess he does not eat).
He is absolutely right, however; A smile is one of the best things you can do with your lips, and when you feel upset, it’s the best something you can do with them. Your pink lips are there for a reason: live, love and laugh. If you go through life without using them to make a smile, you are actually kind of wasting them. So use them correctly!
“A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.”
– William Arthur Ward
Everyone around the world responds to a smile. Whether you live in the United Kingdom, Ghana, India, America or China, you react in the same way to a warm smile. A warm smile from a parent or stranger makes you feel so much better. It makes you feel warm, secure, comforted, loved, welcomed. Smiling people reminds them that there are love and warmth in the world, and that we value them for who they are.
If you smile more, you spread kindness and happiness. You tell others that there is joy in you.
“Remember that the happiest people are not those who get more, but those who give more.”
– H. Jackson Brown. Jr.
You can have as many things as you want, but it can finally make you feel hollow. What’s more important in life is helping others. This is the path of true happiness. Seeing a smile is just as satisfying as smiling.
“Too often, we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, an attentive ear, an honest compliment or the slightest act of compassion, all of which have the potential to transform a life.
– Leo Buscaglia
What do we think can change the world? Money? Industry? Finance? A secure economy?
All of these things are worthy of answers, but they are not things that you or I control. In addition, they are all part of the long-term plan and often do not directly affect the life of someone who needs help right now.
Too often, we forget to smile at people. A smile has the potential to lift people’s minds out of discomfort. If someone you know is going through a difficult time, talk to him, listen to him and give him your smile. They may not have seen a happy face for a long time.
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do is in harmony.”
– Mahatma Gandhi
One of the reasons we are unhappy is that we do not respect our beliefs. We could say one but make another.
Mahatma Gandhi was a man who was true to his principles throughout his life – and he was happier for that. If he saw the injustice, he pointed it out. If he had not, his actions would not have been in harmony with his ethics. And that would have led to an unhappy Gandhi.
“It’s a hellish beginning, being able to recognize what makes you happy.”
– Lucille Ball
Now ask yourself: what makes me happy? If you are not sure, find out. You can not reach happiness if you are unsure of where yours flourishes.