There is nothing more beautiful than a smile.

The expression you wear on your face is priceless. There aren’t too many things more powerful and contagious than your demeanor. I’m reading essays by Dale Carnegie this week, and his insights and ideas about the power of a smile are spot on:

“Your smile is a messenger of your good will. Your smile brightens the lives of all who see it. To someone who has seen a dozen people frown, scowl or turn their faces away, your smile is like the sun breaking through the clouds. … A smile can help you realize that all is not hopeless – that there is joy in the world.” – Dale Carnegie

William James : “Action seems to follow feeling, but really action and feeling go together; and by regulating the action, which is under the more direct control of the will, we can indirectly regulate the feeling, which is not.”

Shakespeare: “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”

Smile today, even if you don’t feel like it. Perhaps smiling first will make you feel like it.

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