Hey everybody, Doctor Kevin here from the Center for Health and Human Potential. Today I’m actually going to give you a reminder to smile.
I was having a conversation with a woman yesterday as I passed her and I realized I was smiling my mask. First thing I said, it’s so great even though I can’t see your smile, I can see it through your eyes and your cheeks.
That’s the best thing about working with kids to say a little boy ran into my office and was super excited, came up, give me a hug, and kiss on my chest.
And I can just see the smile gleaming off this child was really great to see he was doing fantastic. He was super happy today. I was just amazed at how happy he was.
So, today’s your reminder to smile.
We find a lot of people walking around with all doom and gloom on their faces. I know these times have been difficult on a lot of different people and including ourselves and everyone else out in the world.
I know it’s hard to keep her head up at times, but today, if you can give yourself a smile on the meter or give a smile to a stranger, that’s walking on the street with you.
Just give it to them. Smiling actually improves our mood.
When we smile, it actually stimulates our brain for things. There’s a party going on inside of it. And it starts to release endorphins and serotonin. So we get all these feel-good hormones, and now it gets released into the body.
Smiling could improve your mood. It can also make you look thinner and make you look younger. So, I’m going to smile a lot more so I can keep those things going.