Yesterday, a FB friend posted “Smile…….its contagious!!!!! Happy Friday everyone” as his status.
I got to thinking… He’s right!
I’ve heard of bad moods being contagious (or maybe that’s just my cousin being weird, lol) and if that’s true then a good mood should be just as or more contagious, right? I’m beginning to think so.
Sometime last year, I stopped at McD’s for coffee on my way into work. Coming out, I walked by an elderly man, smiled, said, “Good morning, how’re you?” to which he replied, “That smile should be patented.”
I laughed and said, “Thank you.”
He said, “Lucky is the man who wakes up to that smile everyday!”
I don’t know if he smiled again after that, I hope he did, but my FB friend’s right. It is contagious.
A smile is uplifting, encouraging. Even if it’s temporary, it releases you from whatever’s weighing you down. Not only that, but it brightens your countenance. People notice – for the right reasons.
So smile! Not just on Fridays because it’s the end of a long, tedious, trying work week or because the weekend’s here and you need it. Just smile!