On Smile and Laughter, I write thus:
I often wonder the difference between a smile and laughter, how deep are they? Some say a smile is a parting of the lips sometimes accompanied by a show of the dentition, some say it is a facial expression formed by flexing the muscles near both ends of the mouth while some say a smile can also be found around the eyes. A smile costs nothing and doles out a lot, it enriches those who receive without impoverishing those who give.
A smile has no value until it occurs, it can change moods, relieves stress and most of all, it is contagious. And if ever you stumble upon someone who needs a smile, be generous by giving yours. Remember, a smile is a universal language comprehensible by all!
Smiling is the beginning of laughter, an inward feeling of joy and pleasure which is considered a visual expression of happiness. It may ensue from hearing a joke, being tickled, or other stimuli. It is in most cases a very pleasant sensation. Laughter is your birthright, a natural part of life that is innate and inborn. Infants begin smiling during the first weeks of life and laugh out loud within months of being born. It is sometimes seen as contagious, laughter really is contagious, just hearing laughter primes your brain and readies you to smile and join in on the fun. It can also be perceived depending on the mood of the people around you as an irritant, very much unlike a smile!
A smile can never be misconstrued even when offered to an enemy, hence I rather smile!
Since it’s TGIF and a smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks, please wear one and warm your way into someone’s heart today.