You Need to Smile More – 20 Quotes to Inspire

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You Need to Smile More - 20 Quotes to Inspire You

I decided years ago that if I was going to get wrinkles anyway, I wanted smile lines. No frown lines dragging the corners of my mouth down to my chin for me. Nope, I wanted lines between mouth and cheeks created by years of intentional grinning.

And that’s only one of the benefits of smiling. It also:

  • Improves your mood.
  • Makes you more approachable.
  • Boosts your creativity and productivity.
  • Reduces stress.
  • Slows your heart rate and improves your blood pressure.
  • Strengthens your immune system.
  • Builds relationships.
  • Spreads contagious joy.

This is National Smile Week in the United States and Britain. A time to focus on oral health to maintain your beautiful smile.

A Smile is:
a pleased, kind, or amused facial expression, typically with the
corners of the mouth turned up and the front teeth exposed.

You Need to Smile More - 20 Quotes to Inspire You - A Smile Can

With so many reasons to smile here are…

20 Quotes to Inspire You to Smile More

The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions – the little, soon forgotten charities of a kiss or a smile, a kind look or heartfelt compliment.” ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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

“The people of Liberia know what it means to be deprived of clean water, but we also know what it means to see our children to begin to smile again with a restoration of hope and faith in the future.” ~ Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Why are you down in the dumps, dear soul? Why are you crying the blues? Fix my eyes on God— soon I’ll be praising again. He puts a smile on my face. He’s my God. Psalm 42:11 (GW)

“It only takes a split second to smile and forget, yet to someone that needed it, it can last a lifetime.” ~ Steve Maraboli

“Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.” ~Mark Twain

Smile, it lets your teeth breathe. ~Author Unknown

A smile is like tight underwear — it makes your cheeks go up. ~Author Unknown

All people smile in the same language. – Proverb

A smile makes people happy. Good news makes them feel better. Proverbs 15:30 (ERV)

It takes seventeen muscles to smile and forty-three to frown. ~ Author Unknown

You Need to Smile More - 20 Quotes to Inspire You.

I’ve never seen a smiling face that was not beautiful.” ~ Author Unknown

The trouble with many men is that they have got just enough religion to make them miserable. If there is not joy in religion, you have got a leak in your religion.” ~ Billy Sunday

“A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.” ~Denis Waitley

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

A smile confuses an approaching frown. ~ Author Unknown

“You are created in His image, His Living Spirit dwells in you, you are precious in His eyes, He has carved your name in the palm of His hands. You are chosen, a royal priesthood, God’s own possession – This ought to put a skip in your walk, a shot of energy in your veins, smile on your face and confidence in your heart to take on the day.” ~Caroline Naoroji

“A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles.” ~William Hazlitt

“Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone’s face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come.” ~Henri Nouwen

‘May the Lord bless you
    and protect you.
May the Lord smile on you
    and be gracious to you.
May the Lord show you His favor
    and give you his peace.’ Numbers 6:24–26

So, let me ask you…

What are you waiting for? 

Even if your day is a mess. There is always a reason to smile. Remember it takes 43 muscles to frown and only 17 to smile and a smile puts all your wrinkles in the right places!

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16 Comments

    1. Good way to live Bill! I wholeheartedly agree!

  1. Heather Serra says:

    How uplifting! Smiling is truly powerful…it’s a practice that, in my opinion, is underrated. Something as simple as a smile can really change your mood and the mood of those around you.

    1. I agree Heather. I love that smiling helps me look outside of myself. It keeps me aware of the people around me who might just need the encouragement of kindness a smile expresses. That’s a mood booster times two. Double blessing! Woo Hoo!

  2. Alecia Simersky says:

    Love this! There are too many reasons to walk around with a smile on. I’d gladly get smile lines over frown ones any day! 🙂

    1. Yep! My smile lines are getting deeper, but I going to be thankful for them. He’s given me countless reasons to smile. Keep grinning girl!

  3. Kathryn Ross says:

    Hi deb! This is great! Such inspiring words to lift the spirits. I am all about spreading the “good things and beauty” and this surely will do it.

    BTW–I’m working on improving my headlines. You do a great job of making good SEO headlines. I try, but tend to stick to the creative writing headers that sound more poetical.

    Joy to you!
    Kathy

    1. Thanks Kathy for your kind encouragement. Love the lifting up of the blog community. I’ll email you some of the things I’ve discovered about SEO and headlines. Blessings!

  4. Dearest Deb, Oh how I needed this this morning. It\’s been a turbulent week and even though I have every right to frown, I am trying to turn it upside down and smile despite it all.

    1. I’m so glad you visited Lauren. I’m praying the week turns around into big blessings as you honor the Lord with smiles. Blessings to you!

  5. Sarah-Ann says:

    Love this! Yes we all could use a little more sunshine and smiles in our days. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Love this post, Deb!

    That was one of the first things I noticed about you – your smile!

    Thanks for the reminder to keep smiling. Love several of your quotes and tweeted a couple.Also, shared your pins!

    Hope you have a blessed day today~Melanie

  7. Anastasia says:

    I love this post! I am definitely a fan of smiling, if we’re gonna have wrinkles so we should make them the good kind!

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