SMILE! It Does the Body Good… Pass It On!

“Greet every saint in Christ Jesus…”
~Philippians 4:21~

Smiles are underestimated in their power and value.  In the Bible we are admonished to exhort, edify, encourage, and think highly of others over ourselves.   Our “reservations” or choice to not involve ourselves much with people puts Him at a disadvantage for spreading His love and health benefits to ourselves and others.

Smiles are simple, but pack a powerful punch of positive fruit mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally for ourselves and others.  Here are some proven benefits of a smile:

  • Smiles are attractive.  I imagine our Savior walked around with a welcoming and loving smile to most people.  By doing this, He was able to spread His love unto others.
  • Smiles are contagious.  Let’s face it, a person who smiles, brightens up a room spreading joy, cheer and happiness.
  • Smiles relieve stress.  Stress is easily seen in our faces. A smile reduces stress and prevents one from looking tired, overwhelmed, etc.
  • Smiles boost your immune system.  By smiling you improve the functioning of your immune system because you are more relaxed.
  • Smiles lower blood pressure.
  • Smiles release endorphins, natural pain killers and seratonin – all of which contribute to the “feel good” mood, and don’t you just want to keep feeling good?

So, next time you find yourself in a ” ‘tude-mood,” smile.  Next time you see another in a ” ‘tude-mood,” smile.  God died so we can enjoy life, and a simple smile goes a long way for you and for many.  It cost nothing and it’s just what the body and the BODY needs…so, SMILE!

Throwing a BIG SMILE your way,

Laurie  =)

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About Laurie Popovich, Pops of Life

Hi! So, happy you stopped by. Stick around while I tell you a little bit about me and my journey. I’m a daughter to Spanish parents and a sister, too! That means I love family, hugs, to share my 2 cents, music, dancing, flavorful foods & coffee. I’m a wife, twice to the same man, in a thrice redeemed marriage. I love deeply because I know no other way and it has filled my life with hope. I’m a believer of the impossible. I’m a mom of 5 beautiful and full of life blessings; but was only supposed to have one. You see, I had cancer; given 6 months to live when our first and daughter was 2. They’re a product of the impossible. I’m a homeschool mom who didn’t think she could teach: first, at all then, at different levels, different styles. I teach in what in my mind was the impossible. I’ve walked through many trials; some that have taken my life in many aspects, including literally. I have overcome the impossible. I’m a spiritual sister and friend. I love to share and encourage others in life to live the impossible. I’m a daughter of the King; a powerful Creator and Redeemer of the impossible – me - and I can be impossible  I love to…love people…encourage others…being a student of life and the impossible …laugh at myself… journal my hopes & dreams & pray to make them a reality… journal my fears & seek to turn them into victories…eat chocolate…cook for many & watch them enjoy the food & fellowship…go against the grain because you never know what blessing is there waiting for you…flirt with my husband openly because I’m in love…squeeze our 5 blessings often because I’m grateful & amazed by them…say sorry often because I make mistakes, stress & well, I’m a mess at times…I run to clear my head…and…I run to God because He’s my source of strength, hope, and love. I’m not where I was and I’m not where I’m yet going to be; I’m under construction deeply desiring to enjoy the journey. I know you have a unique and exciting one too, and I can’t wait to learn and enjoy the journey with you! Grateful, Laurie
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6 Responses to SMILE! It Does the Body Good… Pass It On!

  1. Joseph Pinto says:

    🙂 Man it’s good to smile!!!

    Thank you for a post that most people overlook!

  2. It makes my day when I see your smile. I’m throwing a big smile:) right back to you. Thanks for blessing me with your uplifting words and a kind reminder of how a simple expression can mean the world to someone while it’s telling the world a lot about you.

    Laurie Pops, I hope this week finds you inspired as you inspire others.

    Thomas

  3. fc3arch says:

    Another brilliant post!

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