Friday Review: Smiling


How might you add more smiles to your face, and the faces of those around you? Here are a few smile-related posts you may have missed.


“If you see someone without a smile today, give them one of yours.”




“A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.”





“Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.”





“A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.”

“A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.”

– Phyllis Diller, late American comedian

Image from Unsplash by Petr Sevcovic

I recently attended a seminar where the speaker suggested that using Google was a great idea catalyst. From my research on the importance of smiling, here are a few interesting facts I’d like to share:


  • Slows the heart rate and relaxes the body.
  • Releases endorphins and diminishes stress and improves our mood.
  • Must have been used by the Seven Dwarves to increase their productivity as they whistled while they worked.
  • Improves relationships by increasing trust and building empathy.
  • Makes us more appealing and attractive – yes, smiling makes us look younger.
  • Improves our immune system and lowers our blood pressure.
  • Conveys optimism and positivity that helps us be more successful.


How can you smile more and turn that frown upside down to improve your life and, as Phyllis Diller suggests, to set everything straight?