There is something magical about a smile. No matter how many you see or express, if you see someone smiling you can’t help but smile back.

When preparing this post I found so many quotes about smiling. Most of what I wanted to say has been said before and in a more eloquent fashion than I am capable of. With the help of these quotes, below are some of the many benefits of smiling.

”A smile confuses an approaching frown.” ~Unknown

Smiling can defuse negative feelings very quickly. The moment someone smiles, the negative emotion is transformed.

If you feel grumpy try smiling. Your mood will pick up. Look in the mirror and smile. Your reflection smiling back at you may  be all you need to feel better.

“Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.” ~Charles Reade

There is something dignifying about a genuine smile, especially in the midst of adversity.  It is a sign of inner strength and beauty.

“The world always looks brighter from behind a smile.” ~Unknown

Imagine a world where everyone smiles most of the time. Your whole outlook can change after a smile. A smiling world may be able to heal better than a scared, angry one.

”A smile is the light in the window of your face that tells people you’re at home.”~ Unknown

A smile is a sign of peace within. What is more valuable than being at peace right now?

“Life is like a mirror, we get the best results when we smile at it.” ~Unknown

Smiling at the world is one way to explore the inner workings of the law of attraction or the timeless adage: you reap what you sow. Plant a smile and change your world.

”Everyone smiles in the same language.” ~Unknown

A smile can be the most effective and simplest way of communication. It can express goodwill and well wishes without the need for words, sounds or interpretation. It is a universal language that connects and unifies.

“Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.”  ~Mother Teresa

A smile can be the only gift someone receives. This act of kindness acknowledges, accepts and validates a person and that can be empowering and uplifting.

”A smile can brighten the darkest day.” ~Unknown

It can brighten your day and everyone else’s around you. This is a sure way to raise your vibrational frequency and elevate our collective spiritual and emotional wellbeing.

”People seldom notice old clothes if you wear a big smile.” ~Lee Mildon

What is more fashionable than wearing a smile? It can be the ultimate statement of calm, confidence and peace.

”A smile is a powerful weapon; you can even break ice with it..” ~Unknown

True power comes with a gentle touch or gesture.  Smiling has the power to transform, reconnect and overcome challenges with no effort or force.

”All the statistics in the world can’t measure the warmth of a smile.” ~Chris Hart

A smile is a message from the heart. It is a gift that keeps giving back. It transcends age, race, education, wealth or circumstances. It is an expression of acceptance and appreciation for life in all its forms.

Smile and let the world smile with you!

“Smile - it increases your face value.” ~Unknown