July 1, 2011

Little Smiles

I smile a lot, not all the time. Some people ask me why. I don't need a reason to smile. It might be some random amusing thought going through my head, something might just strike me funny. Actually a lot of things strike me as funny. My mind is constantly going, its why I talk so much, I even talk to myself, and here lately the pepperoni and other toppings for the pizzas I make.

Is it a sign your losing it when you tell the veggies to come hither so you can slice them and dice them? I don't think so, a little strange, but hey I have purple hair, I am allowed my eccentric quirks. Of course the song from Dumbo, Pink Elephants on Parade randomly pops into my head at times as well. Just in case you don't know the song here it is.

I so love that song, I hope it put at least a small smile on your face. Unless of course your scared of elephants, then at this point your probably hiding under your bed, unless your scared of the monster under the bed. I know I am. Scared of the monster under the bed that is. The monster under the bed is related to the Sock Monster you know. Just thought I would put that out there. I know socks that go in either the washer or under your bed have only a 30 percent chance of ever being seen again. Kinda poor odds for the socks if you ask me.

Anyways enough about pink elephants and sock monster, we all know they exist so no point going on about them.

I think this turned into a blog about my sanity which we know I am a little out there, but that's fine with me. I don't mind if others think me odd, or even a little off. We can't help who were are, and if you don't like me, why should I hold that against you. I like me, and that's enough for me. Well I like me today, tomorrow might be a whole different story.

Back to me smiling. I love to smile, I do it often and sometimes for no reason other than whats going on in my head. Other times I smile because if I don't then all the sadness closes in. Smiles put you and the people around you in a better mood. I say spread the smile. Smile at others often, even if you have no reason to smile.

Smile because of the pink elephants,

"They're here and there
Pink elephants ev'rywhere"

Top ten reasons to smile (taken from
1. Smiling Makes Us Attractive
We are drawn to people who smile. There is an attraction factor. We want to know a smiling person and figure out what is so good. Frowns, scowls and grimaces all push people away -- but a smile draws them in (avoid these smile aging habits to keep your smile looking great).

2. Smiling Changes Our Mood
Next time you are feeling down, try putting on a smile. There's a good chance you mood will change for the better. Smiling can trick the body into helping you change your mood.

3. Smiling Is Contagious
When someone is smiling they lighten up the room, change the moods of others, and make things happier. A smiling person brings happiness with them. Smile lots and you will draw people to you.

4. Smiling Relieves Stress
Stress can really show up in our faces. Smiling helps to prevent us from looking tired, worn down, and overwhelmed. When you are stressed, take time to put on a smile. The stress should be reduced and you'll be better able to take action.

5. Smiling Boosts Your Immune System
Smiling helps the immune system to work better. When you smile, immune function improves possibly because you are more relaxed. Prevent the flu and colds by smiling.

6. Smiling Lowers Your Blood Pressure
When you smile, there is a measurable reduction in your blood pressure. Give it a try if you have a blood pressure monitor at home. Sit for a few minutes, take a reading. Then smile for a minute and take another reading while still smiling. Do you notice a difference?

7. Smiling Releases Endorphins, Natural Pain Killers and Serotonin
Studies have shown that smiling releases endorphins, natural pain killers, and serotonin. Together these three make us feel good. Smiling is a natural drug.

8. Smiling Lifts the Face and Makes You Look Younger
The muscles we use to smile lift the face, making a person appear younger. Don't go for a face lift, just try smiling your way through the day -- you'll look younger and feel better.

9. Smiling Makes You Seem Successful
Smiling people appear more confident, are more likely to be promoted, and more likely to be approached. Put on a smile at meetings and appointments and people will react to you differently.

10. Smiling Helps You Stay Positive
Try this test: Smile. Now try to think of something negative without losing the smile. It's hard. When we smile our body is sending the rest of us a message that "Life is Good!" Stay away from depression, stress and worry by smiling.

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