Worried about that first day on a new job?
Are we wondering whether people will like us? Are we a bit nervous and afraid everyone will notice?
As it turns out the simple act of smiling sends a message to our brain that we are happy. When we are happy our body sends out all kinds of feel good endorphins. Research also shows that smiling can make other people happy. When is the last time we saw a great big smile across our boss’ face. If we are smiling others may too. Smiling is a contagious behavior.
So we are in a new office and really do not know anyone. We are looking around to find someone to go to lunch with a we see Sally, an attractive woman with a gorgeous smile and beautiful white teeth We go up to Sally with a great big smile and ask her to lunch. She says, “Oh aren’t you the new guy? Sure I would love to get to know you.”
Dale Carnegie once said,
- Your smile is a messenger of your good will
- Your smile brightens the lives of all who see it
- To someone who has seen a dozen people frown, scowl or turn their faces away, your smile is like the sun breaking through the clouds.
- So go home and SMILE now and make someone happy today!
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