Jun 22 Care Mission

5 Reasons to Share a Smile

A smile can lift more than a face. Smiling can lift the spirit too. Share one with a senior!
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Smiling is such a simple thing, but a genuine smile can be powerful. For seniors dealing with loneliness and isolation, a smile (even at a safe distance) can signal positive emotions of enjoyment, appreciation and friendliness. It might be just what he or she needs to brighten the day.

Smiles and the psychology of smiling have been studied ever since the Mona Lisa perplexed us with her slightly upturned lips. Psychologists have uncovered many wonderful benefits of this muscular reaction. Here are 5 reasons to share your smile:

  1. Smiling can relive stress – A smile erases stress from your face.
  2. Smiling elevates the mood – Smiling releases mood-boosting neurotransmitters.
  3. Smiling is contagious – When you see a smile, you are likely to mimic it yourself.
  4. Smiling helps you stay positive – A smile sends positive messages to your brain.
  5. Smiling is attractive – You look good when you smile!

Did sharing a smile boost your mood or lift someone else’s spirit?

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Community Comments

  1. Just makes people happy.

    Charles
    0 Missions Completed
  2. Dear Connie, Get a smiley mask!? Or even 7 different ones ! Haha

    Deborah
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  3. I smiled at a senior who didn’t appear to be interested in a connection. Once she received my smile and a friendly greeting it shifted her and I could see she was uplifted and reached out to me the same way. I felt I made a difference in her day! It IS a small gesture with BIG impact.

    Sandy
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  4. A smile makes people feel happy and loved. GOD SMILES ON US DAILY FOR OUR GOOD. WORKS.

    Cheryl
    1 Mission Completed
  5. I am 62 yrs old have had a lot of adversity in my life Smiling and Prayers and my Faith have definitely brought me through so much in my life.

    Margo
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  6. My granddaughters made β€œsmiley” face masks out of old T-shirts and decorated them with β€œmakeup β€œ, lipstick, eye shadow, etc. They wore them around the neighborhood and had everyone smiling and talking.

    Sue
    22 Missions Completed
  7. Zia
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  8. 😁I smile a lot! I do not have the straight the teeth I would like, but that does not keep me from smiling. Smiling makes me feel good and in return I see how I get smiles in return πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ˜

    Irene
    2 Missions Completed
  9. Marybeth
    2 Missions Completed
  10. Marybeth Glynn. Well i love. Everyone. Ad love to smile ad it make. People smile i been caregiver for 40years i was the pearson that made people happy i always laugh good med. Ad the golden rule is trear people as you want be treat that golden rule me i love everyone smile is frong upside down πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‹πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜£πŸ˜£β€β€β€πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ€πŸ€πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡

    Marybeth
    2 Missions Completed
  11. A smile can be contagious and gives you a good feeling

    Sheila
    2 Missions Completed
  12. PRAISE BE TO THE GOD OF GLORY,HE HAS BLESSED US WITH πŸ’˜ HEART’S,JOYFUL SPIRITS AND A WARM πŸ˜ƒ SMILE.SO I’M SENDING THIS BIG πŸ˜ƒ πŸ˜ƒ πŸ˜ƒ πŸ˜ƒ TO YOU SO THEY CAN WARM YOUR ❀ AND CHEER YOU UP. BECAUSE I πŸ’˜ U AND GOD DOES TOO.SMILE πŸ˜ƒ

    Debra
    3 Missions Completed
  13. Soy una persona que sonrrie mucho y si es verdad la risa es muy contagiosa. Y cuando boyal trabajo todos me saludan con gusto disen que si llo no tengo problemas. Porque todo el tiempo ando sonriendo y todos rien

    Alicia Montesinos
    0 Missions Completed
  14. I truly believe That with every smile. Joy follows It’s always a good feeling to make someone smile today So come on fokes let’s makes someone smile today by making Our efforts count

    Edna
    1 Mission Completed
  15. Sharing a smile brings out the glamour in you and it’s shows the others your personality.

    Antionette
    4 Missions Completed
  16. First of all, in your drop down menu, the first thing listed is ‘The Aging Crisis’, since when was aging ever considered a crisis?

    Carrie Bogy
    3 Missions Completed
  17. First of all , in your drop down menu, the first thing listed is ‘The Aging Crisis ‘, since when was aging ever a crisis?

    Carrie Bogy
    3 Missions Completed
  18. It’s to hard smile under mask

    Joyce
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  19. I went to say hello and smile to neighbors outside.

    Rita
    20 Missions Completed
  20. Smiling makes me feel better and I figure if it works for me it’s gotta be having a positive affect going outwards as well .Smile and the world smiles back ..fun fact my mama has been drawing smilie faces on things for years and her nickname is smiliepat 😁

    Tammy
    7 Missions Completed
  21. I like to brighten someone’s day when I can.

    Barbara
    2 Missions Completed
  22. We go for walks every night. Sometimes in our neighbourhood and sometimes on trails. We have a dog and we have been making a point of speaking to everyone we meet and for the seniors we always stop and ask that they are doing ok during this time. Of course seeing the dog always brings a smile!

    Janet
    1 Mission Completed
  23. Steven
    2 Missions Completed
  24. Hi there.,
    I like to smile, because smile is happy, it can ignite the almost ashes of the heart. Smiling is the first step in the beginning of relationships.
    Your friend
    Ann Yu

    Ann
    2 Missions Completed
  25. Smile even with your eyes above the mask you have a smile and eye contact with nod. Smile even at home. Practice in mirror. Others will respond in kind. Say Thank You and God Bless Always.

    Brenda S Gill
    2 Missions Completed
  26. I would like to go to places and meet people. And have lunch or dinner, and associate with people.

    Fred
    2 Missions Completed
  27. Just want to say good Luck to everyone everyone Teacher happy life

    Yueh
    2 Missions Completed
  28. Sarah
    1 Mission Completed
  29. Some people are really taken aback but then smile back, !

    Luciana
    2 Missions Completed

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