I always tell my kids they don’t smile enough, yet they haven’t yet caught on to the power of a smile. June 15 is Smile Power Day. Smack dab in the middle of the month — in the middle of the year, in fact — is a holiday dedicated to the power of smiling.
Smiling has many benefits. It can actually make you feel better, relieve stress and add years to your life. Smiles are more likely to produce good first impressions and they can even change impressions that are already established. Smiles are contagious, and you can put other people at ease and make them feel happier. Most people can probably agree that there are a lot of good reasons to make yourself smile.
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