This powerful article explores the value of smiling in many different contexts. Can you believe it can even make us live longer!!
I think there is something about smiling that connects us with our innate sense of well being and enables us to connect with others.
I’m not suggesting that you start smiling at everyone randomly or you might get some funny looks but even a slight smile can make a difference to someone elses day. We are able to detect fake smiles at a thousand paces apparently because the different way the muscles around the mouth and eyes move when a smile is genuine so only do it if you mean it.