The Personal Power of a Smile

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If we go through our days focused on solutions and aiming for positives, it is inevitable that we tap into the power of a smile. An easy expression that puts our best self forward.

11th Century Buddhist monk, Atiśa, said, “The best accomplishment is a steady lessening of negative emotions.” Your smile is the most empowering facial expression. When you smile it’s difficult to hold on to the negative.

Words that Make Me Smile

Finding good quotes that “say it all” always makes me smile. These quotes talk about the ways smiling is the source of personal power, getting things started, seeing the world from a better vantage point, and aiming to be the person you want most to be. Perhaps you will find inspiration in them to share more smiles.

“Smile at the obstacle, for it is a bridge.” (Medusa)

“Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” (Mother Teresa)

"Nothing you wear is more important than your smile.” (Connie Stevens)

“Your smile will give you a positive countenance that will make people feel comfortable around you.” (Les Brown)

"A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.” (William Arthur Ward)

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” (Dr. Seuss)

“It is impossible to persuade a man who does not disagree, but smiles.” (Muriel Spark)

“A simple smile. That’s the start of opening your heart and being compassionate to others.” (Dalai Lama)

“You don’t have to be happy to smile.” (Daniel Willey)

“Smiling doesn’t necessarily mean you’re happy. Sometimes it just means you’re strong.” (Unknown)

“A smile is the happiness you’ll find right under your nose.” (Tom Wilson)

“There is always a reason to smile. Find it.” (Unknown)

“Today give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.” (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

“A smile cures the wounding of a frown.” (William Shakespeare)

“I have many problems in life. But my lips don’t know that. They always smile.” (Charlie Chaplan)

“What we call beauty in a face lies in the smile.” (Leo Tolstoy)

“It’s hard not to feel happy when you make someone smile.” (Roy T. Bennett)

“When you have to work, work with a smile.” (Kapil Dev)

“Everyone smiles in the same language.” (George Carlin)

“When you smile at a stranger, there is already a minute outflow of energy. You become a giver.” (Eckhart Tolle)

“A smile is a friend maker.” (Bangambiki Habyarimana)

Using the Power of a Smile

When your face is relaxed and holds a smile, your eyes appear warm and accepting. Using that expression while looking directly at someone acknowledges that person and makes you someone they will remember.

The power of a smile is that it makes you appear friendly, helpful, and trustworthy. And when you back up your smile with actions that support its purpose, you become the kind of person that people gravitate towards. A genuine smile will always help you win friends and influence people!

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