Evening temperatures drop, and chilly air promises autumn is approaching. My neighbors ignite their firepit and raise a glass to toast the day. I light a candle to celebrate my favorite time of year. Candles have a soothing effect. Their yummy scents fill the house, calm my mind, and they make me smile.
With the requirements we wear masks when we can’t be physically distant, there is one thing I have missed — smiles. When you smile, the world smiles in return. A Swedish study revealed when test subjects were shown an image of a smiling person and the researcher asked them to frown, the subjects imitated the face in the photo, smiling instead of frowning. Your smile is contagious, and it changes everything.
A smile makes us more attractive, lift our mood and the moods of other people, and it extends our life expectancy. Yes. Smiling can actually help…
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