The Smiling Virus Could Become Epidemic And Is Good For You

by Sherry Riter in Happiness,Poem,Self-Development  

“Peace begins with a smile.”
~ Mother Teresa ~

Mona Lisa Leonardo da Vinci smiling virus good for you

In a British research initiated by Hewlett Packard, it was determined that a simple smile is worth a whole lot more than our material possessions and I think the findings will surprise you.

Using an electromagnetic brain scan machine and heart-rate monitor, the brain and heart activity was measured for various stimuli to obtain a value for the activities and how they affect mood.

The survey found that seeing a smile created more of a short-term high than sex, chocolate, shopping, receiving money, having a cigarette, drinking coffee or taking drugs.

The most shocking information of all was that the smile of a child was equivalent to 2,000 bars of chocolate or $16,000!

Yeah, you can read that sentence again. I’ve read it several times and still can hardly believe that smiling has THAT much power over our mood.

The Smiling Virus

Smiling is infectious,
You catch it like the flu.
When someone smiled at me today,
I started smiling too.

I passed around the corner,
and someone saw my grin.
When he smiled I realized,
I’d passed it on to him.

I thought about that smile,
then I realized its worth.
A single smile just like mine,
could travel the earth.

So, if you feel a smile begin,
don’t leave it undetected.
Let’s start an epidemic quick,
and get the world infected!

– Author Unknown

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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Pam@over50feeling40 February 27, 2014 at 9:52 am

SMILES are a woman’s best accessory…should be worn every day! Thanks for sharing on the Thursday Blog Hop!


2 Sherry Riter February 28, 2014 at 1:08 am

Thank you for hopping over here Pam! 🙂


3 Diana Stevan February 27, 2014 at 10:50 am

Love this. What a great message to send out. So much could be done if we only just smiled and passed it on.


4 Sherry Riter February 28, 2014 at 1:09 am

🙂 Thank you Diana!


5 Joan February 28, 2014 at 6:50 am

Who knew that a smile was worth that much? 🙂


6 Sherry Riter February 28, 2014 at 8:25 am

I know!!! Say cheeeeeeese! 😀


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