This Episode is titled : 1000 reasons to smile regardless of who you are!
‘1000 reasons’! I am speaking metaphorically here, I do not give you 1000 reasons to smile in this episode, but what this means is that there is soooo many reasons to smile and be happy.
Sometimes, you may have to write down everything you find that makes you happy so that you don’t forget it when times are tough and there seems not to be any reason to smile.
In this Episode, I am going to give you in total 5 reasons, why you should smile. Some of them are reasons you will need to open your eyes to, while the others are reasons of benefit in other words; what smiling will bring to you.
So how do you find the reasons to smile in the first place:By changing your focus
Always focus on the side of things that you like. However inconvenient, try to forget about the other one.
This reminds me of the **BLACK DOT STORY**
One day, a professor entered the classroom and asked his students to prepare for a surprise test. They all waited anxiously at their desks for the exam to begin. The professor handed out the exams with the text facing down, as usual. Once he handed them all out, he asked the students to turn over the papers. To everyone’s surprise, there were no questions – just a black dot in the center of the sheet of paper. The professor, seeing the expression on everyone’s faces, told them the following: “I want you to write about what you see there.” The students, confused, got started on the inexplicable task. At the end of the class, the professor took all the exams, and started reading each one of them out loud, in front of all the students. All of them, with no exception, defined the black dot, trying to explain its position in the center of the sheet. After all had been read, the classroom silent, the professor started to explain: “I’m not going to grade you on this, I just wanted to give you something to think about. No one wrote about the white part of the paper. Everyone focused on the black dot – and the same happens in our lives. We have a piece of paper to observe and enjoy, but we always focus on the dark spots. Our life is a gift, and we always have reasons to celebrate – nature renewing itself daily, friends around us, the job that provides our livelihood, etc.
However, we insist on focusing only on the dark spot – the health issues that bother us, the lack of money, the complicated relationships with others, or the disappointment with a friend. The dark spots are very small when compared to everything we have in our lives, but they’re the ones that pollute our mind. Take your eyes away from the black dots in your life. Enjoy each one of your blessings and each moment that life gives you.
Reasons to smile today regardless of who you are and where you are!
1.You are not alone!
This is the reason King Mighty’s Happy Podcast is here. I started this podcast because I wanted to be in business; the business of changing lives and helping others to live the life of their dreams.
This Podcast is a place where you can always run to when things get tough ( and you can be sure they will) Listen to these episodes everyday, again and again. I can’t forget to emphasize that I love you all my listeners, wherever you are.
2.Smiling will save you money.
In these ways below;
- It reduces stress levels. Stress has been linked to ; cancer, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity and so many other illnesses.
- Boosts immune system
- Lessen pain by releasing endorphins which lift our mood. ( basically natural pain killers).
- Relaxes the body and long term reduces blood pressure.
3.Smiling will better your mood.
Even a fake smile works! Using the same muscles as smiling will get you in a better mood because the brain interprets the use of these muscles as being happy.
Are you looking to attract people to your life; Put on a smile.
6.Simles are contagious. Ever noticed that 50% of people will smile back when you smile at them? This helps others too!
Scientific studies have proven people who smile a lot to live up to 7years longer.
What if I can’t smile?
Fake it! It will become real at some point. We have all faked a lie that became true at some point.
“The most beautiful dress is a smile, wear it everyday. On your way out and about.”