Make It a Good One

Not “have a good day”, Make It a Good Day!

Smiles & Yawns December 7, 2008

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Strange blog post title huh? Probably wondering what one has to do with the other? Let me start with a little story…..

The other night I was talking on the phone with my Granny, which I do a couple times a day, it was late and I just called to say “goodnight”. While talking I yawned, guess what happened a couple seconds later, you guessed it ~  she yawned. Then I yawned again…….as we continued to talk we passed that yawn back and forth at least a dozen times. Yawns are contagious! It happens when you are around someone who yawns or even over the phone.

So this brings me back to my title “Smiles & Yawns”…Smiles are contagious TOO! Smiles are so many wonderful things including Contagious. This blog is all about doing things, being proactive, to make your day/days good. Anything good, I have found, is worth working for. Maybe some people have one great day after the other, more power to them., I am not one of those people. I have a wonderful life and all that, but each individual day is its own challenge for me. I want to have a good day. I want to MAKE it a good day. Sometimes my most challenging days, the ones that I am working all day to MAKE It good, not to let whatever is going on, dictate my day or more my Attitude about my day, not to give anything THAT much power. And yes, I am not ashamed to admit, some days it is way more work than others. I am human, have kids that have their “moments” , have a husband who I love to death, but not always a bed of roses, really close, more like daisies,lol, anyway, I am what I feel is normal. I do have days when I feel like, gosh this is just a bad day, then I remember the whole, letting something have that much power thing, and the stubborn gal I am, that is not the way it is gonna end. So here are a couple things I am finding, I am not going to write ‘that I have found” because I am no expert, and I am using these little tips myself. I am practicing what I preach so to speak….some day I even need to come back and reread my own words. My first tip is SMILE!

SMILE~ I write it on a lot of e-mails, tweets (posts on twitter), letters, I write it often! Many would think I am a smiley happy person sitting here spreading my smile, not so much, more I am reminding myself- maybe passing on my reminder so someone else. I even have the word “SMILE” as my screen saver on my computer……big and green, bouncing around the screen ~ SMILE. I have noticed that when you smile it is hard to be mad, hard to stay “pissy”, and hard to say your are having a bad day with a smile on your face. Try it sometime, smile, really smile, not one of those cheesy smiles, smile deep, so it shows through your eyes, and say” This is a bad day”. Granted, it can be said like that, but you are gonna feel silly.

Smiles are contagious, I have several friends that always have a smile on their face and they make me want to smile, not sure why I want to smile but I do. Okay let me take it one step further, I have three that I can think of, friends on twitter who’s avatar (little picture that comes with their post) is of them with the most inviting, prettiest smiles I have seen, and EVERY TIME they post and I see their smiles come across my screen I wanna smile. I call them my smiley friends, they should know right off if they read this who they are, and everyones Smiley friends are probably different, but we all have one, or more hopefully. See their smile is contagious through the computer screen. In fact, it is often taught during training for phone jobs/interviews and whatnot that a smile can be heard over the phone. And it is true, you can pick up a lot from a persons tone of voice and whatnot, including a smile.

A few interesting things I found out about smiles for this post (also found it interesting, that I have had this post in my mind for several days and today there where several news clips and a study that came out in some journal~ medical I think, about this same topic- one even was about your neighbors happiness affecting your happiness ~ even if you were not friends). Okay to a few interesting things about smiles….~~~~~

  1. A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks.  ~Charles Gordy
  2. A smile is the light in the window of your face that tells people you’re at home.  ~Author Unknown
  3. Life is like a mirror, we get the best results when we smile at it.  ~Author Unknown
  4. Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles.  ~George Eliot
  5. If you don’t start out the day with a smile, it’s not too late to start practicing for tomorrow.  ~Author Unknown
  6. Smiling is infectious,
    You can catch it like the flu.
    Someone smiled at me today,
    And I started smiling too.
    ~Author Unknown

    So SMILE if not for you for others, before long it will help you no matter what your reason for doing it to begin with. Smile and Yawns are contagious, one is usually more welcomed than the other. Ha ha. Now that you know all this doesn’t it make you wanna smile, try it, it just might work for you too, and make you live longer, and help someone else smile too!

    Make It A Good Day! SMILE!

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14 Responses to “Smiles & Yawns”

  1. Melissa Says:

    I am naturally a happy giddy person, and this really works. I know from experience. I work as a waitress and have been told by my customers and co-workers that when I come in with a smile on my face and all happy they know its going to be a good day. They just love to see me smile ’cause I do it all the time. Every now and then I do get a little sad, I am human, but when that happens everyone tries to cheer me up. They hate to see me sad, ’cause when I am sad there is something REALLY wrong. Anyone that knows me knows I am happy and it is very contagious!

  2. Carlin Says:

    First of all, I LOVE THAT PICTURE! How cool!

    Ok, with that taken care of… 😉

    Thank you for writing this blog, and this post in particular.

    Its so true, being happy is a choice and a state of mind. Not always easy, but you’re right, just simply smiling does kind of trick you into being in a better mood.

    I’ve been so lucky to have found you on Twitter, and I look forward to chatting with you.

    Keep Smiling! 🙂
    Carlin
    http://twitter.com/carlincomm

  3. Heddy_e Says:

    Great post! It’s often hard to remember that our mood effects others when we are walking around with stuff on our minds. Thanks for the great reminder!

  4. showingoffmyassets Says:

    I am smiling reading this story because it is so true. I like you try to smile as much as I can, even when I don’t want to. I think my motto is “find the joy in each day.” You just have to look for it and that is the issue for most people. Thanks for a great post that makes me happy reading it.

  5. Linsey Says:

    Great post! It’s so true, smiles are contagious. When we smile, we release endorphins in the brain and this helps to relieve stress. Yes, a smile is a wonderful thing. BTW, I love the quotes :>).

  6. Caz Says:

    Hello, I love your blog. I knew I made you as a friend for all the right reasons. Smile, thats me. In fact when I am really sick I still smile, then people think Im not sick, but I just cant help meself. Thankyou for your bright thoughts. loook forward to hearing from you again.
    Cheers For Now Caz

  7. Jeff Herring Says:

    A big smile back at you lady!

    Great blog post, and if you don’t start doing them more regularly……….don’t make me come down there!

    You got good stuff, let’s see some more, k?

    Jeff Herring
    The Article Marketing Guy

  8. Smiling even when times are tough, and finding reasons to stay positive, is one of the reasons I’ve been able to get through as much as I have! Thanks for the reminder m’dear 🙂

  9. ELLIE Says:

    Isn’t smiling a beautiful thing – The article is wonderful!!
    hugs–Ellie

  10. Not to mention that when you get into a contagious YAWN fest, it makes you smile!

    And this post made me both yawn and smile so truly contagious.

  11. shannon Says:

    Yawning right now! Smiling is definately a wonderful thing, I smile alot, however even when I am mad I can still have a smile, so it is difficult to tell when I am happy or sad.

  12. The_Gov Says:

    Smiles ARE contagious, so spread it!!

    I said that. :>)

    Enjoyed the post.

    Thanks.

  13. words of wisdom yet again, love your posts they always make me think and today I smile whilst reading it.
    I am a smiley person even when I don’t feel happy I smile and it does make me feel better.
    A little project we have going in our little town is, when we are out walking with our 2 year old and we see someone who looks unhappy, we get our little boy to wave at them and it always makes them smile, we hope we have made their day in some small way, a smile goes a long way to help cheer someone up.

  14. I love your writings! To add some ‘trivia’ to ‘smiles’..the muscles in the face that work when one smiles are directly connected to the heart!
    Happiness to you and yours this holiday season.


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