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Did you ever run into someone who you think had the sweetest smile, in all the world? Perhaps you thought, “I love that smile!” Maybe it just made your day too, when he or she smiled at you? Did you smile back? I bet you did!  

Seldom do we think about smiling. We simply smile when we are happy and we do not smile, when we are not happy.

At times, it feels like we have been programmed to smile, even when we do not want to smile, just to be polite. We are very gracious smilers at times, almost too gracious, but it can help to keep our families, friends and neighbors happy. So we smile. But always remember when you have a forced smile, that you can sense a phoney smile when you see one, so they might too, so make it a genuine one!

Find someone, or something wonderful in your life, that makes you really smile, every day!

It might be the memory of a smile from spouse, a relative, a child, a friend, or even someone that you just met on the street. Think about who, or what made you smile, at one particular moment in time and see if it makes you smile again. It just might! (Go ahead and smile again. No one is watching!)

A happy child can get you smiling, before you know it. It just happens! He or she smiles at you and you smile right back. You are not even shy about it, are you? You do not hesitate to smile at your pet, do you? Sometimes it seems that even pets can smile back!  

We can see a smiling face on television and smile. It does not take very long for us to respond, with a smile of our own. It is really surprising, what smiling does for our mood!  

When we see two people who are madly in love, smiling at each other, it makes us smile too. We all love to see people smiling.

It has been said that every time we smile, we smile around the corner. In other words, I smile at someone, who smiles at someone else. That person, in turn, smiles at another, who also smiles at someone else. Smiles are contagious.  

Guess what! The smile that you sent around the corner, is on its way right back to you. Watch for it! It will come sooner than you think. Catch it if you can and recycle it!

Enjoy your day, wherever you are! Make it a smiling one! Remember to tell someone, “I love your smile!”



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      Rene' Grandon wrote Oct 3, 2008
    • Hi Diane,

      This is such a great blog and it really brighten my day.
      I will print it and put on my frig,just as daily reminder.
      a daily smile could just be the ticket!!!    

      Ciao,
      Bella



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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Oct 3, 2008
    • Great reminder, Diane! I love to smile, I smile at everyone, sometimes it even makes people look at me funny but I don’t care. Most of the time it gets a return smile.

      My dad, rest his soul, was a big smiler and he had a fantastic laugh. Everyone he came into contact with liked him, his family adored him. He taught us well the benefits of the gift of smiling, being polite, saying thank you.

      You’ve reminded me of all those sweet, lovely memories from my childhood! See? You’ve started a chain reaction.

      Thank you
      Cynthia



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      Leeann wrote Oct 3, 2008
    • I really ejoyed your blog. Thanks, smiles to you from me!



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      Alice Garza wrote Oct 3, 2008
    • I always tell my children “turn that frown upside down”
      Don’t you know that it takes more energy to frown than to smile. So I laugh often and it is true a laugh or smile is very contagious. So ladies if you don’t wahnt wrinkles around your lips, then SMILE!!!!:)



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      W. Diane Van Zwol wrote Oct 3, 2008
    • Thanks for all of your great comments, ladies! Keep smiling and it will make everyone wonder what you are really up to!

      Have a great evening!

      Diane



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      Gabby wrote Oct 6, 2008
    • Hey Diane!
      What a great thought—-in our today’s bad times with all the dismal news. Sure enough, a smile a day[ perhaps a dozen—more the better!} would keep the doctor away.

      loved it——aren’t you glad and smiling that I invited you to join this great site??
      gool



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      W. Diane Van Zwol wrote Oct 6, 2008
    • Hey Gool,

      What I am finding out is that this is really fun! And yes, I am glad that you invited me. Thanks and thanks to Yana too!

      Have a fantastic day,

      Diane



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      Gabby wrote Oct 6, 2008
    • I sure will—am still smiling!
      gool



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      W. Diane Van Zwol wrote Oct 17, 2008
    • Hey there butterfly64,

      That is a good suggestion about the wrinkles!  

      I wrote a children’s song a number of years ago called “Just Smile“.

      One line says, “If you have to wear a frown, then just wear it upside down. Just smile, just smile, just smile!” The children loved it and had a lot of fun with it.

      Have a great day,

      dimino
      aka
      Diane



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      W. Diane Van Zwol wrote Oct 17, 2008
    • Hi leeann6107,

      I am glad you are reading my blog and commenting on it. It is funny, because one never knows how much of what one writes, actually gets read by someone. I always figure that it is going to go exactly where it is supposed to, so I don’t worry to much about it, just write.

      Have a wonderful day,

      dimino
      aka
      Diane



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      W. Diane Van Zwol wrote Oct 17, 2008
    • Hey there choclatier aka Cynthia,

      My dad was like that too, but then he had to be because there were fourteen children in our family. We laughed a lot! When he laughed, the tears rolled down his cheeks. Guess what! I inherited that! I do too!  

      Did you ever notice that womwen who eat chocolate, smile a lot? Wonder why?

      Take care and God bless,

      dimino
      aka
      Diane



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      Alice Garza wrote Oct 17, 2008
    • Hi dimino aka Diane,
      I too come from a family of fourteen. My parents had to laugh to keep from crying. We had tons of fun and laughed often. My poor dad had his hands full with nine girls.
      And my mom whenever she would try to call me she would say everyone of my sisters names before she actually got to mine. We always laughed at mom for that, but it was all in good humor. Everyone I meet always tells me that I sure do smil alot....Thats is how I want to be remembered as “Smiley” not ‘Grumpy”

      Alice...butterfly64



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      Gabby wrote Oct 18, 2008
    • O Diane—-how wonderful you have started the ball rolling on this much needed topic. And I’m so gald you arte here with me to share your insights.
      love,
      Gool



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